ServSafe Course and Exam

MFF requires all staff implementing food tastings or cooking demonstrations be supervised by a designated staff member who has obtained the ServSafe Food Manager Certification. The ServSafe certified staff must ensure those who are conducting food tastings or cooking demonstrations are implementing activities in a way that meets all food safety standards.

ServSafe is the National Restaurant Association’s certification for handling and serving food safely. The ServSafe Manager training and course book (7th Edition Updated) help you understand the food safety risks you may encounter when working with food during cooking lessons and food tastings. It will provide you with the knowledge, skills and ability you need to manage food distribution to meet the highest safety standards. The training includes a refresher on the key ServSafe components and the opportunity to ask questions before the ServSafe certification examination is administered. Self-study before the training is strongly recommended.

Training Options


Date & Location




Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Registration is closed for this session

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Registration coming soon

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the training begins at 8:00 a.m. A working lunch will be provided and the certification exam begins at 4:00 p.m. You will have two hours to complete the exam. Most participants complete the exam well within the two hours. Certification examination results are not given at the training. You will receive instructions at the training on how to obtain your results.

The ServSafe course book will be shipped before the training and you should study the course materials prior to the training. For this reason, you must register for the training at least one week in advance.


If you are traveling from a distance and require a hotel room, please reserve your own room by contacting the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 517-432-3086 and use group code 1812SERVSA. You will need to provide a credit card to hold your room. When you check in, your room charge and parking (not incidentals) will be moved to the MFF Master Bill. If you are a “no show” for your room, your credit card will be charged and this expense cannot be reimbursed through SNAP-Ed. If you choose to stay at an alternate hotel, your organization may be reimbursed through SNAP-Ed for up to $75/room plus applicable taxes.

If you have any trouble, please contact Pam Bartig at

Date, Time & Location

Date & Time



10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Michigan Fitness Foundation, 1213 Center Street, Lansing, MI 48906

Once registered for the ServSafe Self-Study exam we will send you the 7th Edition Updated ServSafe course book and supplemental handouts.  Please contact Kendra Keyes at or (517) 908-3858 if you have any questions or are interested in scheduling a proctored certification exam for another time or location.

We recommend that you register at least two weeks prior to the self-study exam date to allow ample time to prepare for the exam. A minimum of one week is required.

Michigan Fitness Foundation SNAP-Ed trainings welcome participants from MFF Partners, projects, and others who work in SNAP-Ed. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in training (in-person, online, etc.), please contact us at (517) 347-7891 or .