In the competitive field, industry certifications can help you stand out among a crowd of applicants. The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification is nationally recognized. Earning your certification tells the industry that you know food safety and the critical importance of its role – and enables you to share food safety knowledge with every other employee.

Delaware law requires the Person-in-Charge (PIC) to demonstrate Food Safety knowledge in order to comply with the 2013 Food Code. The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification meets that requirement. There are two training and exam formats: classroom and online.

ServSafe® meets ALL of the requirements mandated by the county and local health departments in the state of Delaware. ServSafe® certification is recognized nationwide, so you can have confidence knowing that even if you move out of Delaware your ServSafe® certificate will be valid in any other state. Some people mistakenly refer to ServSafe® as Safe Serve, but whatever you call it; you will be receiving the highest quality food safety certification program.

We offer the ServSafe® Exam in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and French Canadian.

ServSafe® Seventh Edition incorporates the most current information in a way that’s relevant to today’s workforce. It covers critical principles including personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage, food safety management systems and training hourly employees. ServSafe® Seventh Edition includes the latest updates to the FDA Food Code, uncovers emerging science-based trends impacting food safety and was developed by a cross-section of industry experts. Lessons use videos and activities that work together to help students stay engaged, retain information and apply that knowledge when it matters most, back at the operation helping to protect the general public.

If you are interested in having a certified DRA instructor teach the ServSafe® course to your employees at your location, please email your request to

CLASSROOM TRAINING & EXAM The Delaware Restaurant Associations offers one-day sessions which will review the key terms and concepts from the ServSafe® Manager textbook. The ServSafe® examination will be administered at the end of the class. The manager training class is a day long and, is immediately followed by the final exam. The certified trainer will provide in-house training with all the necessary equipment and training materials. In order to take the final exam, employees must first take a training class administered by a qualified ServSafe® instructor. The exam will be administered at the end of the review session and includes 90 multiple-choice questions.

Please click HERE for class dates.

PLEASE NOTE – Due to COVID-19 and mandated physical distancing, all IN-PERSON SERVSAFE CLASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED until further notice.  We are offering special pricing on ONLINE CLASSES – and ONLINE PROCTORING IS NOW AVAILABLE – your ServSafe experience can be completed fully online!! 

The NEW ‘ServSafe Manager Course with Online Proctored Exam’ Bundle – now only $134 thru July 31st.

Click here to purchase the fully online course & exam bundle via the ServSafe website, or contact the DRA (302.738.2545 or email for more information.

If you’ve already taken the course and are looking for exam-only with online proctoring, please visit the Servsafe website and choose the new $74 “ServSafe Manager Exam with Online Proctoring” bundle.  

We will resume classes & exams as soon as possible – please watch the calendar & DRA Social Media pages for more updates.  


ONLINE TRAINING & EXAM There is also an online class option offered. With the 24/7 access of online training products, you are always in control of how, where and when employees train. In addition, online exams allow you to access immediate results.

Please click HERE for more information or to register for the online training. *A registered ServSafe® Proctor is required to take online exams.

RESULTS & CERTIFICATION Students can earn the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

In order to pass the course, an individual must score 75 percent or better. Certification must be renewed every five years.

The National Restaurant Association handles the scoring of all ServSafe® exams. Exam results are typically posted online 7-10 days after you have taken the exam. To go to the ServSafe website, and follow the instructions for checking your exam score.

TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP This workshop is for those people who want to teach the ServSafe® certification course. A DRAEF certified instructor will go through the process of demonstrating techniques for effective teaching (especially for adult learners) and how to implement the ServSaf®e food safety training program. We will also explain the steps for registering as an instructor with the National Restaurant Association. In order to take this workshop you must have taken the ServSafe® course, passed the exam and hold a current ServSafe® certificate.

ServSafe® Train the Trainer Information and Registration email or call (302)738-2545.

CLASS & PROCTOR INFORMATION For proctor information, to schedule a class or exam session, or if you have general questions, please contact Raelynn Grogan (302)738-2545 or

To view the next scheduled 2018 ServSafe® training class or exam, please click HERE.