Free Study Guides for the ServSafe

If you’re required to obtain a ServSafe certification for your restaurant or bar job, our FREE study guides for the ServSafe exam can be a big help! We give you a summary of the information you need to know arranged by individual certification, so you can easily study the information for the certificate you need to obtain. Whether you need to pass one ServSafe test or three, our free study guides are an important tool to help you ace the exam the first time!



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ServSafe Alcohol Primary and ServSafe Alcohol Advanced

There are two types of food safety alcohol service exams copyrighted by ServSafe. 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 ServSafe.

ServSafe Allergens

The effects of allergens on the population can be deadly and becoming ServSafe certified in this area requires study. Find out what you need to know to do well on the exam by using our study guide and get your study sessions off to a great start!

ServSafe Food Handler

Becoming a certified food handler requires a thorough knowledge of health and safety procedures. Learn what you’ll need to know in order to do well on this ServSafe test by using our study guide as a tool in reviewing for test day!

ServSafe Manager

As a ServSafe manager, you’ll be required to know even more than is required for a food handler exam. Find out exactly what things are important to know in order to pass the manager exam through the use of our study guide and get prepared to ace that test!




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