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There are two types of food safety alcohol service exams copyrighted by the ServSafe program. You may take either exam after completion of the ServSafe Alcohol coursework. The four areas covered on both exams are alcohol laws, intoxication, checking identification, and dealing with difficult situations.
The Primary ServSafe Alcohol exam is made up of questions taken directly from the course material and does not require a proctor. Passing it certifies that you have basic knowledge of how to serve alcohol responsibly.
The Advanced ServSafe Alcohol test is a secure, standardized exam that certifies that you have mastered a broader range of knowledge concerning responsible alcohol service. The questions for this level may not come directly from the course of study and encompass the entire realm of alcohol service.
The ServSafe Alcohol exam is not timed, but you should allow about 2 hours for testing. Passing scores are:
ServSafe Alcohol Primary: 75% (at least 30 of 40 questions correct)
ServSafe Alcohol Advanced: 80% (at least 48 of 60 questions correct)
Note: There are actually 70 questions on the ServSafe Alcohol Advanced exam, but 10 of them are not counted in your score. They are for the purpose of research by the ServSafe program.
The ServSafe Allergens exam is required for those wishing to obtain ServSafe certification in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is encouraged for anyone working in the food service industry.
The 90-minute Allergens course and assessment are offered online and take about 90 minutes to complete. If both the course and assessment are completed successfully, you will be given a link to print your ServSafe Allergen Certificate.
The ServSafe Food Handler exam is designed for food service employees who are not in a management position. It certifies that you have basic knowledge in the areas of personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitation, basic food safety, time and temperature, and cross-contamination and allergens.
The test contains 40 questions and is not timed. You must get 75% of the answers correct in order to to pass the test, and you can take it as many times as you need until you earn your ServSafe Food Handler certification.
The ServSafe Manager exam is for food service employees in management positions. It certifies that you have the knowledge necessary to prevent food-borne illnesses.
There are 90 questions on the ServSafe Manager exam and the time limit for completion is 2 hours. The minimum passing score is 75%.