ServSafe® Advanced Food Safety

ServSafe® Advanced Food Safety

ServSafe Advanced Food Safety certification course was developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to train foodservice workers in food safety and sanitation.  Training includes the HACCP system of training employees in proper preparation and service techniques. Registration is required at least 14 days in advance of all class dates as materials are sent to attendees in advance for pre-study. The course, as offered through the Washington Hospitality Association’s Education Foundation, is a 6 hour review course which includes time for taking the examination. While the course is taught in English, materials and examinations are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean.

Employees who successfully pass the examination will receive a 5 year certification that is recognized both by Washington state and nationally. We also offer an instructor examination, at no additional charge, should your establishment wish to have a ServSafe Advanced Food Safety instructor in-house. Topics include food safety, the flow of food through the operation, food safety management systems, facilities, pest management, food safety regulations and employee training.

Course benefits include:

  • Reduce the risk of health code violations that can result in fines or closure.
  • Protect your customers from food borne illness through education.
  • Extend your Food Worker Card out to five years.
  • Meets the “Person in Charge” knowledge requirement in the WA State Food Code

ServSafe Advanced Food Safety

Classes are held regularly throughout the state. For the current class listing, check the class schedule on our website:

Pricing listed is for attending a WHAEF class and includes: six hour review course, ServSafe Essentials textbook, answer blank and test proctoring. To be eligible for proctor only pricing, attendees must have completed the ServSafe course online before testing.


Contact the programs coordinator at or call 877.695.9733, ext. 135.


Rev. 2/13/17

This article is an excerpt from the Handbook for Excellent Restaurant Operations (HERO), published by the Washington Hospitality Association.  Want a hard copy of the whole manual?  It’s one of the many benefits of becoming a member!  Find out more about joining the Washington Hospitality Association here.

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