ServSafe®-safe food handling

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ServSafe® is the industry standard for safe food handling certification and training. It satisfies local health department requirements to demonstrate food safety knowledge in 98% of jurisdictions nationwide*

Salisbury & Associates team members have instructed and proctored the ServSafe® program since 1998.  With hundreds of classes and over a thousand certifications, we are the right company to handle your next safe food handling certification class and/or test.

We offer regularly scheduled courses & testing in Northern, VA; on-site training & testing at your facility of choice (only if your facility meets ServSafe® guidelines); classroom and testing scheduled to your needs (based on instructor availability); multiple classroom and testing options and times; schedule flexibility; courses and testing in English and Spanish; and testing only.

Spanish Courses Available  Contact us for more details.

Courses are scheduled for approximately 6 hours of instruction and 2 hours for testing.  Students who choose to test on another day or who finish course and testing before 8 hours conclude may leave upon completion.

Courses include one day course instruction, study guide, practice test and ServSafe® exam.  You may bring your own internet and wifi enabled device on which to test for instant pass/fail results.

Testing Only is offered by appointment only at the end of a scheduled public class or at a mutually agreed upon facility.  Facility must meet ServSafe® guidelines.  As space and computer access is limited, testing is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Certificates: Students that take online tests and earn a passing score of 75% or above will usually receive certificates same day or within 1 business day.  Students that take the written exam will usually receive results within 7-10 business days and those that earn a passing score of 75% or above will usually receive certificates via email within 10-12 business days.  Delays by ServSafe® are out of the control of Salisbury & Associates.

Quality Assurance: Students that do not earn a passing score of 75% or above may re-take the test up to two times at a cost of $80 each time and may take the course for FREE until second re-take is not passed.  Then they will need to retake the entire course and test at full price again.

At your facility and/or specific dates: Courses and/or testing in English for groups of 5 or more or in Spanish for groups of 7 or more may be taught and tested on-site at your facility if your facility meets ServSafe® standards or at one of our facilities on a day other than our regularly scheduled course.  Ask for custom quotes for regularly scheduled and/or full year packages or if you are getting other consulting services we provide in addition to ServSafe® classes.

ID Required: Please bring 2 forms of valid ID, including at least one with a photo of student.

Course & Testing Pricing:

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Individual $140 $160 $200
2 Students $140/ea $160/ea $200/ea
Groups 3-9 $125/ea $145/ea $185/ea
Groups 10-19 $120/ea $135/ea $175/ea
Groups 20+ $115/ea $130/ea $170/ea

Testing Only Pricing:

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Individual $85 $100 $125
2 Students $85/ea $100/ea $125/ea
Groups 3-9 $80/ea $95/ea $120/ea
Groups 10-19 $75/ea $90/ea $115/ea
Groups 20+ $70/ea $85/ea $110/ea

Pricing options:

Option 1: Payment in full at time of registration or at least 4 weeks in advance.

Option 2: 50% non-refundable deposit paid at time of registration and paid in full at least 72 hours prior to course date.

Option 3: Walk-ins on day of course (if available) or if payment is not made in full at least 72 hours prior to course date.

ServSafe® Course and Testing Schedule (other dates and/or locations may be added):


December 16, English, 10 AM.  TAPS-N-APPS at Mackey’s (upstairs), 9412 Main St, Manassas, VA 20110

Click here to contact us for more info or to register for an upcoming course.

*some jurisdictions require an additional ID after certification by ServSafe®.  In these Virginia jurisdictions you must also acquire Northern VA Food Manager Card: Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church.

Test your knowledge to determine your areas of weakness and study the appropriate content in ServSafe Manager Book prior to class:

Download Diagnostic Test

Download Diagnostic Test Answer Key

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