*Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for upcoming class offerings open to the public.

Southeast Nebraska ServSafe Options:

ServSafe Manager Training and Certification - Currently offered once per year for southeast Nebraska foodservice managers. 

  • 8-hour training with proctored certification test offered every February at the Beatrice Community Hospital.

ServSafe Food Handler Training and Certification - Currently offered throughout the year for southeast Nebraska front line foodservice staff.

  • 3-hour training with certification offered three times per year at the Beatrice Community Hospital (April, July, October) and one time per year at Jefferson Community Health and Life (November).
  • You may also contact tara.dunker@unl.edu to schedule this class for a time and location convenient for your staff and facility.

ServSafe Manager Certification Exam Proctoring - Contact tara.dunker@unl.edu if you are in need of a test proctor for initial certification testing or re-testing.

The ServSafe program is a training and certification program from the National Restaurant Association. It is the foodservice industry's premier food safety course, recognized by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety course in the United States.

ServSafe is recommended for all types of foodservice employees, both commercial and non-commercial, including those working in:

  • Restaurants
  • Nursing Home Foodservice
  • Hospital Foodservice
  • School Foodservice
  • Childcare Foodservice 
  • Senior Citizen Foodservice
  • Hotel/Motel Foodservice
  • Education Involved with Foodservice

Upcoming ServSafe FOOD HANDLER Class (for front line foodservice staff)

This ServSafe Course Includes the Following Sections: This ServSafe Course Helps You:
  • Introduction of Course
  • Food Safety is Important
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Controlling Time and Temperature
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Certification Testing
  • Protect Your Customers or Clients from Foodborne Illnesses and Improve Food Quality
  • Reduce Liability Risks
  • Build Customer Confidence and Maintain Patronage
  • Improve Profitability and Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

Location: Geneva Public Library *UPDATE: This class has been postponed to a later date (TBD) due to COVID-19 concerns.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration fee is $20 for course instruction, ServSafe Food Handler booklet, proctored quiz and small snack.

Registration is due by March 19, 2020 to allow enough time for your booklet to be ordered and delivered.

Register online HERE.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed an invoice for payment. You may pay one of two ways:

  • Mail check ahead of time to address listed on invoice (preferred).
  • Bring cash or check with you to class on March 26, 2020.

Checks should be made payable to the Unversity of Nebraska Extension. If you are registering multiple people, please submit a new registration for each person. Doing this allows you to enter each attendee's name and information for a record of registration.

Again, registrations must be received by March 19, 2020. Space is limited.

SAVE THE DATE: Registration will open soon for the April 16, 2020 Food Handler class at Beatrice Community Hospital. *UPDATE: New virtual option being looked into due to COVID-19 concerns.

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