ServSafe® FAQs

ServSafe® FAQs + Resources

Whom do I contact for customer service?

CLICK HERE for ServSafe Customer Care.

Where do I find a class and exams?

CLICK HERE to find ServSafe training, proctors and exams in your area.

How does ServSafe compare to other food safety programs?

To understand why ServSafe is the nation's leading foodservice-safety training program, CLICK HERE.

How do I become a trainer or proctor?

CLICK HERE to become a Certified ServSafe Instructor, Registered ServSafe Proctor or Re-certified ServSafe Instructor.

What are Ohio's Food Safety Regulations?

View the State of Ohio's Food Safety Regulations.

Where can I find Ohio's Uniform Food Safety Code?

Click here for the full code. 

What are Ohio's Alcohol Regulations?

Follow this link to view the State of Ohio's Link to Alcohol Regulations page: http://Codes.Ohio.Gov/Oac/4301:1-1

Is Food Safety Manager Certification required in Ohio?

Food Safety Manager Certification is required by the Ohio Department of Health. Find more information at:    

What are the seat time requirements?

Update on Training Hours: A specified number of training hours is no longer required. However, you must use a course that covers all of the required content and pass an ANSI-approved exam. ServSafe Manager, print and online, with the Ohio Supplement are approved for use in Ohio.

Manager course instructors must possess the following qualifications:

1. A minimum of four years of experience either conducting training or teaching food safety; working in the food service industry; working as a registered sanitarian in food safety, or related food safety experience; and

2. Documentation that confirms the instructors possess approval from the course developer to instruct the course.

Are ServSafe Print and Online programs approved by the State of Ohio?


What are Ohio Food Handler Requirements?

The manager has to ensure employees are trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties. Contact information at bottom of page.

Is Alcohol Safety Manager Certification required in Ohio?

No. It's voluntary.

What are the instructor requirements?

ServSafe Alcohol Approved Instructor

Mitigating Benefits

In considering whether to suspend or revoke a permit, or in issuing an order allowing a permit holder to elect to pay a fine, the liquor control commission shall consider whether the permit holder and the permit holder's employees have successfully completed an alcohol server training program.

What is ServSuccess?

ServSuccess training and certifications support restaurant and hospitality workers from day one. From cashiers and line cooks to general managers, ServSuccess delivers the tools that build the knowledge and validate the skills needed to grow across career stages. 

Student Resource --> find a class, instructor or proctor:

Ohio State University Extension Instructors, Proctors And Classes By County ServSafe® 

​Instructor Resource Center:

CLICK HERE for the resource center. 

CLICK HERE to download the information on becoming a Certified Instructor & Registered Proctor.

HRFoodSafe third-party partner with the ORA for ServSafe classes

CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up for classes in Ohio.

Learn how to become ServSafe food safety re-certified


​Ohio Department Of Health

Phone: 614.466.1390

​Local Health Departments

State Liquor Authority

Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control

6606 Tussing Road

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Phone: 614.644.2360

Fax: 614.644.3166

Email: Restep@Notes.Liquor.State.Oh.Us


Want to know more? 
We're here for you.
Laura Morrison

Managing Director of Organization Growth and Foodservice Safety

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