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ServSafe Class Description

The current Georgia Food Code requires that each facility have at least one staff member that has managerial or supervisory responsibilities to hold a nationally-recognized food safety manager certification. The four programs that currently meet this requirement are: Learn2Serve (, Inc.),  ServSafe (National Restaurant Association), the National Restaurant and Food Safety Professionals course, and the Prometric, Inc course.

Gwinnett County Environmental Health offers the ServSafe Food Safety Manger course and exam. The office is located at 455 Grayson Highway Suite 600, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770)-963-5132. The course information is taught on the first day and a review and the exam are given on the second day. On the first day, the class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. On the second day, the class begins at 8:30 a.m. and students may leave once they have completed the exam. Class size is limited to 15 students.

To register for the course, come to the Gwinnett Environmental Health office to pay for the course and pick up the textbook. The cost of the course is $150 per student.  The fee for the class includes a copy of the textbook.

It is strongly recommended that you read the text book prior to the course. This is a comprehensive course that covers many areas of food safety including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene and facility design and maintenance. The course is a mixture of lectures, videos and discussions that moves at a fast pace. The entire textbook will be covered during the one day of course instruction.

The exam is a standardized test which is developed by the National Restaurant Education Foundation. More information on the course and exam can be found at
Exam results are typically available on-line at 10 days after the exam. Grade reports and certificates will be mailed out approximately 2 weeks after the exam date.

If you register for the class but are unable to attend, you may reschedule once with no additional charge. If you need to reschedule, please give as much notice as possible so that your spot in class may be given to another student. If you cancel more than once, you must pay the $150 registration fee again.

If you take the course and exam but do not pass the exam, you may register to take a retest any time the exam is offered at our office. The charge for retesting is $50. If you fail to pass the exam a second time, you must wait 90 days to take the exam a third time.

Please click here to see the 2019 ServSafe Class Schedule.

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