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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ServSafe Food Manager Certification?

The ServSafe® Food Manager Certification is a nationally accredited program accepted by health departments nationwide. The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Westchester Food Safety has partnered with ServSafe® to offer you the Food Manager Certification Exam, as well as various training packages to meet your needs.

What is the on-site class like?

Our location, it’s very comfortable and generally, it’s located in Rye NY off the 287 in Westchester County. Freshly brewed coffee is on for the 8 hours. Our class usually runs 5.5 hours. There will be a 30 minute lunch break (BYO). The remaining two hours will be allocated for the exam. The exam may take less time depending on the student.

What is the difference between a Group class and a Private class?

Our Group Classes are located at our location and the class is open to many clients who like you need certification for their job or for their food establishment. Our group lessons are generally in Westchester County. Sometimes in Elmsford New York.

Our Private Classes are located at your location. In other words we come to you. Whether it’s in an office or even a restaurant. We come to you. We bring all class room material, including our projector and large screen for instruction. Call for more information.

How long is the Food Manager's Certification valid?

The standard for food managers is to obtain their certification every 5 years, but this may vary depending on the state and/or local jurisdiction.

What is the passing score for the exam?

Student’s must receive 75% or higher to become obtain a certificate.

How many questions are on the exam?

There are 90 questions on the Food Manager Exam.

Is my certificate valid if I move out of state?

If you have already passed a Food Safety Manager exam and it has not expired, your certification is valid nationwide. However, some jurisdictions have their own specific regulations, so please make sure to check with your local health authority for any additional requirements.

When do I receive my test results?

You receive your test results immediately after taking the exam.

What if I fail the exam?

An examinee may take the examination twice within a thirty day period, if necessary. If a third attempt is required, the examinee must wait at least sixty days from their last attempt.

What should I bring to the exam?

All students that are registered to take the Food Manager Certification Exam will need to bring a current government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license. YOU MUST BRING A PORTABLE PERSONAL COMPUTER TO YOUR COURSE, AS YOUR EXAM WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE.

Can I take the exam in a language than English?

Yes, the exams are in English, Spanish and Chinese. You may also bring a translator with you to the lesson portion of our courses.

Does Westchester Food Safety offer private classes?

Yes, depending upon the number of students, we can have our instructor come on-site to your location.

Does Westchester Food Safety offer company discounts?

Yes, if your company certifies several employees a year, please contact our office and we will determine if you qualify for a company discount. Please send emails to

Why choose Westchester Food Safety?

We offer our students a cost-effective solution, which saves them time and money. Other programs require a 14-week course ending with the same results. At Westchester Food Safety we offer state of the art technology designed to help our customers achieve success and improve their business while obtaining a state and regulatory requirement fast.

The Food Safety Manager ANSI/CFP Certification Exam Study Guides is based on the 2013 FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Food Code with 2011 FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Food Code additions.

Westchester Food Safety Instructors do not provide regulatory or legal advice in regards to food code or food law. Please contact your local state and regulatory agency on all matters pertaining to food safety and consult your legal advisor for all legal issues.

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