ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification

California law requires every foodservice establishment to have at least one employee who holds Food Protection Manager Certification. The exam will be administered at the end of the review session and includes 90 multiple-choice questions. Certification must be renewed every five years.

Classes open to the public

It is highly recommended that participants register for the full class that includes the Sixth Edition ServSafe Essentials Textbook.

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Register online here, or print and complete the registration form(PDF) and fax to the with a credit card number or mail in with a check. You must submit payment to be registered.  Click here for a printable schedule.

Once registered, registrants will receive a confirmation including payment information that can be used as receipt. Full-day course participants will receive a book and confirmation via UPS. Other registrants will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Pricing

  CRA member pricing Non-member pricing
Full class: Textbook, review session and examination $115 $175
Class and exam: Review session and exam, including scantron $90 $145
Exam only: Show up at conclusion of class to take exam, including scantron $85 $85

Retest: Registrants who don't pass exam at a CRA-hosted class are eligible for a discounted retest within 90 days. Scantron provided.

Download the retest form.

$65 $65

Transfer: Class can be rescheduled within 90 days if missed.

Download the transfer form.

$50 $50

Private training

The CRA has a staff of qualified instructors who will personalize an in-house program to fit the needs of your operation. The host site only needs to provide a classroom-style meeting room and any desired refreshments.

The one-day session will review the key terms and concepts from the ServSafe Essentials textbook, which is included in the registration fee. The ServSafe examination will be administered at the end of the class.

CRA member pricing
One to 10 people: $1,400
11 to 20 people: $125 per person for each person beyond the base 10
21 to 35 people: $95 per person for each person beyond the base 10

Example: For a class of 22 people, $1,400 plus $1,140 for 12 additional people at $95 per person. Total cost of the class is $2,540

Non-member pricing
One to 10 people: $1,750
11 to 20 people: $155 per person for each person beyond the base 10
21 to 35 people: $115 per person for each person beyond the base 10

Example: For a class of 22 people, $1,750 plus $1,380 for 12 additional people at $115. Total cost of the class is $3,130