Extension Service Offers Food Safety Training in July
time to renew your Food Protection Manager’s Certification? You don’t 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.
The next class will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022. Pre-registration is required by Friday, July
8, 2022. Class will begin promptly at 8:30am, 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 must bring valid picture identification with them, as well as 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).
The cost for the course and exam is $110. Participants are strongly encouraged to
study the ServSafe® Manager 7th edition textbook prior to attending the class. You can
purchase the ServSafe® Manager Manual for $55, available in English or Spanish. To register for
the course and/or purchase a book online, visit: http://tinyurl.com/z6dp7jf.
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.
For more information, call Stephanie at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County
office in Lecanto at (352) 527-5700.