Food Safety and Quality Program


The University of Florida's Food Safety and Quality Program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.

This training is offered through IFAS Cooperative Extension County Offices throughout the State of Florida. We conduct a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations. University of Florida County Faculty teach the program and can create a personalized training for your establishment.

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Florida Food Safety and Quality Program.

Once you pass the ServSafe® Manager's Exam, you will receive a National Certification valid for five years (Certificates/exam results will be sent out approximately two weeks after the exam). The ServSafe® Curriculum and Manager's Exam are developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. 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 licensees of the Department of Health.


As a nonprofit educational program we are committed to bringing you the best price possible. Below is a summary of our prices:

Training and Exam: $110.00

Training, Exam and ServSafe® Manager 6th EditionTextbook:  $165.00

Retest:  $75.00

Training classes are one day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. The test is administered during the later half of the day. **The maximum allowed time to take the test is 3 (three) hours. We do not offer a 'Test Only' option. Locations do not accept registration or textbooks payments.


Please see our 2013 brochure/registration (Jan-Jun) for more information on registration and upcoming training dates.



For more information, to register or request a registration form, please contact:

Shannon Jackson
Program Assistant
Food Safety and Quality
Phone: 888-232-8723