Free ServSafe Practice Tests

ServSafe Practice Tests

ServSafe Practice Tests are an ideal way to prepare for your upcoming ServSafe exam. The National Restaurant Association developed and administers the ServSafe Food Safety Training Program to help train the food service industry on all aspects of food safety. The program includes the following training/certification courses: ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, ServSafe Alcohol, and ServSafe Allergens.

Our directory of free ServSafe practice tests are listed below.  Taking sample questions is an effective way to study for your food safety exams.  Our free ServSafe sample tests provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual ServSafe test, and then concentrate on the areas you need work on.

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Note: These ServSafe Practice Quizzes were developed for the ServSafe 6th edition's sample ServSafe questions are an excellent way to study for your upcoming ServSafe exams.  Our sample tests require no registration (or payment!).  The questions are categorized based on the ServSafe test outline and are immediately scored at the end of the quiz.  Once you are finished with the quiz, you will be presented with a score report which includes a complete rationale (explanation) for every question you got wrong.  We will be adding more sample test questions in the near future, so please come back often.  If you like these ServSafe practice questions, please make sure to like us on facebook!

ServSafe Study Resources

In preparing for your ServSafe certification exam, you may find these resources helpful:

ServSafe 6th Edition Powerpoint - from Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

ServSafe Study Guide (PDF) - from Atlantic Food Safety

ServSafe Practice Exams - from Atlantic Food Safety

ServSafe Practice Test Benefits

There are many benefits of preparing for your ServSafe exam with practice tests.  Studying for your ServSafe test using sample questions is one of the most effective study practices you can use.  The advantages of using sample ServSafe tests include:

  • Understanding the Test Format - Every standardized test has its own unique format.  As you take practice ServSafe tests you will become comfortable with the format of the actual ServSafe test.  Once the test day arrives you will have no surprises!
  • Concentrating Your Study - As you take more and more sample tests you begin to get a feel for the topics that you know well and the areas that you are weak on.  Many students waste a lot of valuable study time by reviewing material that they are good at (often because it is easier or makes them feel better).  The most effective way to study is to concentrate on the areas that you need help on
  • Increasing Your Speed - Some of the ServSafe exams are timed.  Although most students who take the ServSafe feel that there is sufficient time, taking the ServSafe practice tests with self-imposed timers help you budget your time effectively.

ServSafe Exam Overview

ServSafe Food Handler Certification Exam

The ServSafe Food Handler program is designed to teach food safety to non-management food service employees. The training covers all areas of food safety, including: basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.  Some food service employees may be asked to take an optional job specific section as directed by their manager. The course takes approximately 60 to 90 munutes.

The ServSafe Food Handler Exam is an untimed 40 question test.  To receive a ServSafe Food Handler certificate, you must score better than 75% (i.e., answer more than 30 questions correctly).

ServSafe Manager Certification

The ServSafe Food Safety Program for Managers is designed to provide food safety training to food service managers.  Upon completion of the course, and passing of an exam, students will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is accredited by the ANSI-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).  The training incorporates the latest FDA Food Code as well as essential food safety best practices.

The ServSafe Manager training covers the following concepts:

  • Food Safety Regulations
  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Time and Temperature Control
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Safe Food Preparation
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Methods of Thawing, Cooking, Cooling and Reheating Food

The ServSafe Manager exam is given in a proctored environment and has 90 multiple choice questions.  You are required to score 75% or better on the exam to receive certification.  There is a 2 hour time limit on the exam.

ServSafe Alcohol Training and Certification

The ServSafe alcohol training program is intended to help alcohol service providers (e.g., bartenders, servers, hosts, etc.) to safely handle situations they may encounter when serving alcohol.  The ServSafe Alcohol program provides training on the following topics: alcohol laws and responsibilities, intoxication levels, age identification, and dealing with difficult situations.

There are two exams available: Primary ServSafe Alcohol and Advanced ServSafe Alcohol.  The Primary ServSafe Alcohol exam covers the basic aspects of alcohol service.  The Primary exam is an untimed 40 question exam that requires a 75% passing score. The Advanced Alcohol exam covers more advanced topics across a broader area of alcohol service. The Advanced exam is an untimed 60 question exam that requires a 80% passing score.

ServSafe Allergens

The ServSafe Allergens certification is a recent addition to the ServSafe family and is currently utilized in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

These ServSafe Practice Exams are intended to help you receive your ServSafe certificate. If you know of any other study resources, please let us know in the comments below.