ServSafe food Safety Certification and ServSafe exam

Open Managers Certification Class & ServSafe Exam

5.00 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)

$75 to $189 plus shipping

Our Managers Certification classes are for those being certified for the first time and those who need to renew their expired ServSafe certification. Check out the qualifications of our instructors, a video sample of class, some reviews, what makes our classes unique and the differences between the Gold Standard classes and Fast Track Silver classes. Look just over to the right in the sidebar or scroll down to the product description. You can also register for an exam only using the choices below.

Product Description

Gold Standard – The 8 hour, 1 day class. $189
Includes: lunch, lecture, videos, Food Safety for Managers textbook, and ServSafe certification exam. Already have a book and don’t need ours? Save $29!

Silver Fast Track – The 4 hour accelerated class. $139
Includes: 2 hour review, Food Safety for Managers textbook, and ServSafe certification exam. There is not a “no book” option for the Fast Track Silver class.

Gold Standard Spanish – The 8 hour, 1 day class. $189
Includes: lunch, lecture, videos, Food Safety for Managers textbook, and ServSafe certification exam. $189 Already have a book and don’t need ours? Save $29

Exam only: If you don’t need the class you could take the exam for $75 at any of the classes. The exams start at 10 am or 11 am (starting in April) for the servsafe class Silver Fast Track or 3 pm  or 4 pm (starting in April) for the Gold Standard classes (please see the exam info page).


Gold Standard or Fast Track Silver Class?


The Gold Standard is the most popular choice and highly recommended if you have not been certified before. The food safety knowledge you will need to pass the ServSafe exam ranges from common sense to very technical. The longer Gold Standard class gives more time for the instructors to help review subjects that will be on the exam. The Gold Standard includes the Textbook (Food Safety for Managers), 6 hours of lecture, videos and activities, lunch and a 2 hour period for the certification exam (ServSafe) exam.

Price is $189.

The Fast Track Silver is a much shorter class that is best suited for those who are already already familiar with the regulations or those who are willing to study hard before getting to class. A good example of who might take this fast track option is someone who was certified in the past or someone willing to read the entire textbook before coming to class. Without this pre-study, most folks will fail no matter how good the instructors are, you just can’t learn what you need to know in 2 hours. The Fast Track Silver includes 2 hours of review followed by the certification exam (ServSafe).
The price is $139.

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Why are our classes so special



1. All our ServSafe instructors are Certified Professionals in Food Safety (CP-FS). This certification is from the National Environmental Health Association and is much more intensive than simply being a ServSafe approved instructor (which we are as well).

2. Our instructors are the authors of “Food Safety for Managers,” a textbook on food safety that is used by instructors and trainers throughout the US. They are engaging speakers who keep a dull subject interesting. Both instructors are frequent guests on national television programs.

3. We have trained more managers and issued more ServSafe Certificates than anyone in New England.

5. All our instructors actively work as food safety inspectors – this experience in the field translates to a better instructor in class.

6. We don’t cancel and reschedule classes once we have your money (a nasty trick of low priced imitators popping up online.)


Instructor Profiles: Lisa Berger


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Lisa M. Berger MPH, CP-FS

Lisa Berger is widely recognized as a leader in food safety education and training. Ms. Berger graduated from Boston University with a Masters degree in Public Health. She was an epidemiologist for the State of Massachusetts fighting infectious disease. Ms. Berger is a Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS) as well as a certified trainer for ServSafe, The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRSFP), and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Ms. Berger is co author of the text book Food Safety for Managers which is used by instructors throughout the US. She performs inspections for numerous restaurants and events including the Boston Bruins, the Celltics and the New England Patriots. Ms. Berger is a sought after speaker at conferences throughout the country and a contributor to many television shows dealing with food safety.

Instructor Profiles: Cindy Parenteau


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Cindy Parenteau

Cynthia Parenteau is a Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS) who has performed hundreds of inspections and conducted countless seminars in her work with Berger Food Safety Consulting. Her dealings with restaurants , hotels, stadiums, arenas, and schools and her experience teaching managers food safety on a daily basis give her instruction a practical edge. Ms. Parenteau is co author of the book Food Safety for Managers which is used by instructors throughout the US. She performs inspections for numerous restaurants and events including the Boston Bruins, the Celltics and the New England Patriots among many others. Ms. Parenteau is also a contributor to many news and television shows dealing with food safety.


Video clip from one of our classes


The following is the schedule of of Gold (8 hours) and Silver (4 hours) classes in Eastern Massachusetts:

July 25 – Friday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
July 30 – Wednesday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map
August 4 – SOLD OUT! – Monday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
servsafe food safety class August 9 – Saturday – SPANISH – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
August 11 – Monday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map
August 19 – Tuesday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
August 28 – Thursday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 4 – Thursday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 8 – Monday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 13 – Saturday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 19 – Friday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 25 – Thursday – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
servsafe food safety class September 26 – Friday – SPANISH – 9 am to 6 pm – Boston MA – Show map
September 30 – Tuesday – 9 am to 1 pm – Boston MA – Show map

Additional Information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 9 x .25 in
Certification Exam

ServSafe

Class Hours:

Through March 31: Gold Standard 8 am – 5 pm (exam begins at 3pm) Fast Track Silver – 8 am -12 pm (exam begins at 10 am) After March 31: Gold Standard 9 am – 6 pm (exam begins at 4pm) Fast Track Silver – 9 am -1pm (exam begins at 11am)

Course Language

Most of the classes are in English but we do offer a Spanish class once a month or so in Boston. Look for the words "SPANISH" when registering.

Exam Language

English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French Canadian, Large Print English

About the Exam

At the end of each open class we offer the ServSafe certification exam. We use the ServSafe exam which is ANSI approved and accepted nationwide by every jurisdiction, everywhere in the country. The exams are multiple choice questions with 90 questions on each exam. You must score a 75% to become certified. You can get the exam in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French Canadian, and large print English. When using a foreign language exam, the questions will appear on the exam in both the foreign language and in English. It is a closed book/notes test. Translators are NOT allowed unless approved in advance by the testing organization. Some people finish in as little as 30 minutes while others may take the full 3 hours to finish. The ANSI Approved/ServSafe exam is sent to the ServSafe headquarters for scoring. We do not have control or influence in this scoring (for security purposes) and it takes about 2 weeks to get the results back from the scoring center.

The Textbook

The textbook we use is the 2012 Food Safety for Managers. It comes in English and Spanish, and we can provide alternate books in Korean, and Chinese. If you have an older book or from a different author you may be able to use it as long as you make careful note of the several major changes in the food code. The 2012 Food Safety for Managers is written at a 9th grade reading level and is about 80 pages long. This textbook is a concise study guide to help prepare you for the exam.

5 reviews for Open Managers Certification Class & ServSafe Exam

  1. Johanna Sadik
    5 out of 5

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    My husband and I were fortunate enough to attend a Serv Safe Class/Testing given by Cindy in the Boston area. I could not have been more pleased with the professionalism and attention given to sanitary regulations. I feel much more prepared to operate a safe/sanitary work environment for my company. Fully recommend this company and trainer!

    Johanna Sadik
    co-owner of Nature’s Nectar all natural fruit smoothies

  2. Lynn Larsen
    5 out of 5

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    Dear Lisa,

    I just wanted to send you a quick thank you email. I attended your course at Costa Produce on Wed 9/25. I have taken many different classes in the past and this was the most informative and enjoyable class I have taken to date. I had two of the kitchen supervisors attend and it was their first time. They were so nervous prior to the class however your teaching style was very effective and they were really able to hear what you were saying. I will definitely recommend your course to others requiring this certification.

  3. Beth Lepore
    5 out of 5

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    Lisa was terrific! The one-day class covered a lot of material, and prepared me well for the 90 question exam.

    Lisa presented the information in a clear and understandable manner. She used humor to get her points across, and to help us remember the information. The hours flew by quickly.

    I liked how she she was engaging and personable. She created an environment where it was easy to ask questions, even those that weren’t in the textbook. She’s clearly knowledgeable about her field.

    An excellent experience, and I’ll be signing up again in five years!

  4. Ava
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have another excellent review for Cindy. I took the ServSafe course last week at the Hotel Tria in Cambridge and I was so impressed by Cindy’s teaching style and command of the material. Her energy and enthusiasm truly made the day both interesting and fun. Also, the class exercises/outline she used were highly effective ways to have students master the material in time for the exam. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy ServSafe training nearly this much! Best of all, because the class was so engaging, I feel more confident in my own ability to retain this crucial, potentially life-saving information. Thanks for a superb class.

  5. edblank
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I completed a course yesterday at the Marriott Residence Inn led by
    Cindy and I wanted to take a moment of your time to say she did a
    great job. I was very impressed by her knowledge of the material (no
    notes) and her tireless efforts to bring energy and fun to what could
    be a rather dull slog. I was also impressed by the way she worked
    hard to engage her students with an entertaining (and disgusting!)
    story about Thanksgiving dinner at her house, the little plastic
    containers of mystery ingredients, the ultraviolet scanner for just
    washed hands, etc. I was also very appreciative of good, important
    information that she shared that seemed to go beyond the book. I am
    thinking here in particular of her good advice regarding investigating
    the delivery and return policies of providers as a key part of a cost
    comparison between providers. Her control of the time and flow of the
    class was excellent and she also did a great job of keeping us current
    as to where we were in the day, for example, “Okay, just one more
    topic and then we can have a little break.” I thought she did a great
    job of covering a lot of information in good time with excellent energy.

    I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I have had the
    opportunity to see a lot of teachers, trainers, group leaders in my
    career and I want you to know that Cindy is a class act and an
    excellent part of your company.

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