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Just $134 through July 31st

Take the course and the exam from the privacy of your own home.

For the EXAM: you will need a computer or laptop with a mic and camera, no tablets or phones.


COVID-19 Precautions provides an overview of the key actions that provide operators and staff the tools to reduce risk of transmission, apply new sanitation and disinfecting practices, and recognize new social distancing while reopening operations.

ALERT! From the Minnesota Department of Health (Link HERE)

Renewal Extension Effective March 17, 2020

Certified Food Protection Managers with State of Minnesota certificates expiring between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be granted a six-month grace period to complete their four (4) contact hours of approved continuing education. Renewal applications remain due within six months of the expiration date of the state certificate.

Hospitality Minnesota offers the ServSafe® Food Safety program that meets Minnesota's Department of Health requirements. Several options exist wherever you may be in your certification process:

  1. A full-day class of in-person instruction with exam at the end of the day

  2. 1/2 day re-certification class of in-person instruction 

  3. Exam only option 

  4. Online learning (English or Spanish)

1. Full-Day Food Manager Course and Exam Details:

  • Arrival time and check-in 7:45am

  • Class and instruction: 8am-4pm

  • Exam: 4-6pm

  • Fees: $145/members/$170 non-members

  • What you will receive:

    • ServSafe® Manager Textbook - The textbook will be sent a few weeks prior to the class. Studying prior to the class is strongly encouraged.

    • Detailed handouts

    • Entry into the national certification registry

    • A ServSafe® certificate from the National Restaurant Association

2. Half-Day Recertification Details:

  • Arrival time and check-in 7:45am

  • Class and instruction: 8am-noon

  • No exam required

  • $55/members/$75 non-members 

  • What you will receive:

    • a certificate of completion to submit to the Minnesota Department of Health 

    • a Food Protection Manager Certification Renewal Form, for Minnesota re-certification

3. Exam Only 

  • Arrival time and check-in 3:45pm

  • Exam: 4-6pm

  • $45 members and non-members

4. Online Instruction

  • Once you begin the course, you will have 90 days to complete it.

  • The exam portion must be taken in-person (see timing details above under "Exam Only").

  • Instruction is available in English or Spanish. 

  • Fees: $145/members/$170 non-members

Online or In-Person, Here's What You Will Learn: 

  • Keys to safe food handling

  • Types of food borne diseases

  • No Refunds will be given for no shows.

  • How to purchase and receive safe food

  • Quality control procedures for produce

  • Signs of spoilage

  • Rules for receiving and inspecting food

  • Principles of safe food storage

  • How to organize a cleaning program

  • Pest control

Refund Policy

If you need to cancel, a $45 rescheduling fee will be assessed if we reschedule you in another course. 


We Can Bring ServSafe® to You!
On-site training is available at your establishment/community upon request for a minimum of 15 participants. Additional costs may be necessary for mileage, lodging and other incidentals. Call (651) 778-2400 or email

After I take the course, what's next?

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