Food Safety Training

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All classes/exams listed below meet the requirement for food safety manager certification as listed by the Conference for Food Protection and the Virginia State Food Code.

Upcoming Food Safety Classes Offered Locally:

ServSafe Manager Certification Training

This two-day, 16-hour introductory food safety management course is appropriate for food service managers and chefs working in hotels, restaurants, schools, clubs, and institutions.  After completing the class, participants take a certification exam from the National Restaurant Association.  For payment questions, contact Ruth Schrecongost (434) 872-4580.  For class questions contact Casandra Styles (434) 972-6261 or email her at Casandra.Styles@VDH.

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ServSafe One Day Recertification Course at PVCC

This one day accelerated class is designed for the seasoned foodservice professional who wants to renew their certification and learn the latest science regarding food safety and food borne illness prevention. Operators new to the industry will need to prepare for the course by purchasing the book prior to the class and reading at least the first 3 chapters. The nationally recognized ServSafe® exam will be administered at the end of the class. You will have to complete a short student registration process with PVCC to sign up for the class.  You will also need to register as a student with the Servsafe program online at to be able to take the exam at the end of class.  You will need to purchase either the book/online exam voucher or separate online exam voucher at the campus bookstore or at their website prior to the class.

This book and training course are based on the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2015 Food Code as well as specific requirements of the 2016 Virginia Food Regulations. It will cover all the measures necessary to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of food at all stages from receipt of raw ingredients to customer service. The course will help managers learn to focus their time effectively on the top five risk factors most often implicated in causing outbreaks of food borne illness. Operators will learn the intervention tools the manager can use to actively manage all these risks throughout the flow of food.

The class will prepare food safety managers to pass the National Restaurant Association ServSafe®certification examination.  Additionally, the materials are presented in ways that ensure you will remember the food safety principles long after the training.

The cost for the class is $129 and there is a separate charge for the exam voucher that you must purchase prior to the class from the bookstore to allow you to take the exam administered at the end of the day.   You must bring the exam voucher to class or you can order one at the class using a credit card.  At the time of registration, you may request to take the exam in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin or Modern), Korean, Arabic, or Vietnamese.   Students must be able to understand spoken English and read English.  The optional text, ServSafe®Manager text can also be purchased from the PVCC bookstore (434-961-5317) or order online at

When:       May 5,  June 9,  July 7, and August 11
Time:         8:30 am-5:00 pm
Where:     Piedmont Virginia Community College, Workforce Services, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va
To register:     Contact PVCC Workforce Services at 434-961-5354 or email
Cost:                 $129 plus cost for exam voucher

Food Handling Class

Do you:

  • Do you cook and serve food for your school, church or civic group?
  • Do you prepare and serve food at temporary events-festivals, fairs, or farmers markets?
  • Work in the foodservice industry as a cook, server, or chef?
  • Do you cook or serve food to raise money for your local organization by preparing and serving food at fairs or street festivals?
  • Shop, prepare, or serve food to the public?

When: July 9, 2018
Time:  5–8 PM
Cost:  Free
Where: Thomas Jefferson Health District, Entrance #3, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville