BFSC is proud to have certified more companies, more Chefs, more managers than any one else in New England since 1995. We have a convenient location in Boston for regularly scheduled ServSafe classes

Which Class is right for me?

We wrote the book on food safety - no really we did!  As authors of  a national recognized food safety textbook, Berger Food Safety is the most experienced, reliable provider of ServSafe Certification in New England.  More than 33,000 have been ServSafe certified in our 20 year history.  We have many combinations of food safety classes, study techniques and exam options that will cover your needs whether you are a manager taking this for the first time or re-certifying for the second, third or even fourth time.

Your choices for studying  and taking the exam are:

  • Take the live servsafe class ServSafe Gold Standard 8 hour class with the ServSafe exam (great idea) - total price: $160-$199
  • Take the online food safety class with the online ServSafe exam (great idea) -  total price: $179
  • Take the live servsafe class Fast Track Silver 4 hour class and ServSafe exam (good idea IF you study thoroughly before class) - total price: $139
  • Read the book only and take the private exam (not a bad idea for some) - total price: $129
  • Wing it!  (bad idea - the test is getting harder every year) the exam is $100
  • Your choices for taking the certification exam only (class not included) are:

  • Take a private online or written exam in the Boston office - $100
  • Take the exam (written or online at your office)  - $300 for the first student and $100 for each additional student
  • Most states (like Massachusetts) simply require that you pass the exam. There is no requirement to take any of the food safety classes we offer, don't get me wrong, our food safety classes are still the most effective way to do this. You just need to get enough knowledge to pass the ServSafe exam. It doesn't matter if you are re-certifying or taking it for the first time, it is the same exam, the same food safety class. A few states like Rhode Island (get more details about Rhode Island requirements here.) will actually require a specific number of training hours. Please check with your local health department or contact us if you are unsure of your state and local requirements.

    Open Food Safety Classes with the ServSafe Exam

    Let's start with the standard option - our pretty darn famous open Managers Certification Food Safety Class and ServSafe Certification Exam. These manager food protection classes (with ServSafe exams) are available in both private and open enrollment formats. servsafe class Gold Standard classes are 8 hour seminars with 6 hours of lecture, activities, videos and review followed by 2 hours of time allotted for the ServSafe Exam. The servsafe class Fast Track Silver classes are accelerated classes for those who are renewing a past certification or someone who studies hard before coming to class. The class is 2 hours of review, with 2 hours reserved for the ServSafe Certification Exam.  Both written and online exams are offered at every class. Results of the written exams take up to 2 weeks to be returned to us. Online exams are an additional $10 and results are available immediately.