Food Manager Certification

The person in charge of the food establishment must be able to demonstrate food safety knowledge.

One way to demonstrate knowledge is to become a certified manager by passing an accredited ANAB-CFP exam such as ServSafe®. The Certification is valid for 5 years.

ServSafe® Exam FAQs

To obtain a ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate in Virginia, you must pass the ServSafe Certification Exam with a score of 75% or higher.

The ServSafe Food Manager Exam is a nationally accredited exam developed by the National Restaurant Association based on the regulatory requirements and guidelines provided by the 2017 FDA Food Code. It is widely recognized and accepted by health departments nationwide.

Premier Food Safety i an approved partner and ServSafe Exam provider.

Classroom packages include in-person training and in-person proctoring of the ServSafe Certification Exam on a scheduled date at one of our training locations. If you enjoy a dynamic experience that allows you to interact face-to-face with a food safety expert, this is the best option for you.

Online packages include an online training course and an exam code to schedule a proctored exan session with a live proctor. If you prefer to coomplete the training and exam from your own home and would like maximum flexibility to take the course and exam at any time, we recommend this option.

Classroom packages are available in English, Spanish, and Korean. Online packages are available in English and Spanish only

You must receive a score of 75% or higher in order to pass the exam and get your ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificat.

Our classes typically run from 10am – 4pm, although this may vary depending on the language and location. We ask students to arrive 30 minutes in advance for check-in.

Please see below for a typical class schedule:

  • 10am to 1:00pm | Class Instruction
  • 1pm to 1:30pm | 30-Minute Break
  • 1:30pm to 2pm | Review Session
  • 2pm to 4pm | Exam
Yes, depending upon the number of students, our instructots can come to your location. If you are interested in this option, call us for more details.
Yes, if your company certifies several employees a year, please contact our office and we will determine if you qualify for a corporate discount. Please email us at if you have any further questions.

Certification criteria may vary depending on the county. Please check with your local health department for additional requirements.

ServSafe Certification classes offered in Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Falls Church, and more!