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ServSafe Food Manager Certification Course

Time limit: 90 days

$79 Enroll

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ServSafe Food Manager Certification Course

Every food service establishment in Arizona must have at least one employee who holds a ServSafe Manager Certification.  This non-credit ServSafe Manager training teaches critical functions of food safety and sanitation throughout the flow of food into and out of the food service establishment.  This includes personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time and temperature control, allergens, food safety management systems, training, and more. At the conclusion of the course, students will be ready to take the ServSafe Manager certification exam. There are 90 questions on the exam and a score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certificate. This exam will be proctored by the course instructor. It is recommended that students utilize a laptop computer to take the exam in order to receive immediate results.

This program is offered in partnership with the Mesa Workforce Development Center. Visit to learn more!

Course Modality: This course is offered self-paced online.

Course Instructor: Lisa Bliss

Course Time: There is not a scheduled class time for this course. After completing your registration, you will have three months to complete the course content. The course is entirely online and self-paced so you can complete the content at your own convenience within the three-month time frame.

Exam Location: Scottsdale Community College, University Center Building, Room 104

Cost: $79; includes test, proctor, and location fee. $35 if a retest is required.

Course Materials: It is strongly recommended that you purchase the course textbook. The ServSafe Manager Coursebook 8th Edition without answer sheet ($91.50) is preferred. If it is not available, the ServSafe Manager Coursebook 7th Edition without answer sheet ($50.50) is acceptable.  

Students do not need to purchase an exam answer sheet or code, these will be provided when you take the exam.

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Lisa Bliss is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Associate Executive Director of the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management. In addition, she is a certified instructor and proctor for ServSafe. 


Professional disability specialists are available at Disability Resources to facilitate a range of academic support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability, you can request assistance by contacting Disability Resources at 928-523-8773 (voice), 928-523-8747 (fax), or (e-mail)