You do not have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your
ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification. The University of
Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food
managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer.
This is a comprehensive training that provides the most
up-to-date information and current regulations. The ServSafe® Manager’s
exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a National
Certification that is good for five years. Certification is required in
Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of
Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and selected licenses of the Department of Health.
The next class will be held on Friday, February 15,
2019. Pre-registration of two weeks is required. It will begin
promptly at 8:30 am, and run approximately 8 hours, then participants will have
a maximum of two hours to take the national certification exam. There is
no “test only” option. Participants should bring valid picture
identification with them, and a sack lunch. Training is held at the UF/IFAS
Extension Citrus County office at 3650 W Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto (from
State Road 44, go south on County Road 491, turn west on Saunders Way, go one
block, turn left onto Sovereign Path. The Extension building is the first
building on the right).
To register online: http://tinyurl.com/z6dp7jf
Cost for the course and exam is $110. The purchase of
the ServSafe® Manager Manual for $55 is highly recommended and is available in
English or Spanish. It is suggested that participants study the ServSafe®
Manager 7th edition textbook prior to attending the class. For more
information, call Sarah at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus
County office in Lecanto at 352-527-5700.
All programs and related activities sponsored for or
assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all
persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion,
age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, national origin,
political opinions, or affiliations. For persons with disabilities
requiring special accommodations, please contact our office at least five
working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to
the request. Our phone number is (352) 527-5700. For the hearing impaired,
please contact the Florida Relay Center Service at 1-800-955-8771.
“Citrus County Extension connects the public with the
University of Florida/IFAS’ knowledge, research, and resources to address
youth, family, community, and agricultural needs.”