ServSafe Food Safety Training

ServSafe Food Safety Training

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) food employee certification regulations states that food establishments regulated by the PDA or a local health agency must employ at least one supervisory employee who has successfully completed a certified food-safety training course. The PDA requires those seeking food safety certification to pass a certification exam every five years. This course fulfills the PDA requirements for the food employee certification regulation.

The National Restaurant Association will certify participants who complete the ServSafe® course and pass the exam in food safety and sanitation. If you are uncertain as to whether you need certification, contact your regional PDA office.


The Sanitation Challenge

  • The Microworld—Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, and Fungi
  • Contamination and Foodborne Illness
  • The Safe Food Handler

Clean and Sanitary Facilities and Equipment

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Integrated Pest Management

Flow of Food Through the Operation

  • Storage, Preparation, and Serving
  • Principles of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Point System

Sanitation Management

  • Food-Safety Regulations and Standards
  • Employee Food-Safety Training

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: (724) 349-6700