ServSafe Food Safety
The state of Wisconsin requires licensed foodservice operations to meet certain food safety and sanitation regulations, including having at least one manager or operator certified in food protection practices. Created by the industry for the industry, the National Restaurant Association has developed the ServSafe® Manager program which fulfills state requirements to be a Certified Food Manager.
Our ServSafe Manager reviews help you prepare for the certification exam. Passing an approved exam like ServSafe is required to obtain and renew your Certified Food Manager status. Review courses and materials are also available in other languages. The WRA Education Foundation has trained over 45,000 people since 1993.
Neacia Pacheco | ServSafe Coordinator
Certified Manager Initial Certification and Renewal
The WRA Education Foundation's ServSafe Food Manager Certification program offers a combination of self-study and one-day review with
Registration deadlines are 2 weeks prior to the review date.
Establishments that have five or fewer food handlers across the entire staff may qualify for renewal without exam under Wisconsin Licensure of Food Safety Training for Small Operators. The City of Milwaukee requires examination regardless of staff size.
SERVSAFE CLASSROOM LOCATIONS
Sign up for your ServSafe Training with WRA and learn at one of these great locations. Conveniently located throughout the state, to ensure ServSafe is never too far from
where you are!
- Appleton | The Grand Meridian | 2621 N Oneida Street
- Eau Claire | Florian Gardens | 2340 Lorch Avenue
- Fitchburg/Madison Area | Hawthorn Suites | 5421 Caddis Bend
- Glendale (Milwaukee Area) | Boelter Superstore | 4200 N Port Washington Road
- Madison | Kavanaugh's Esquire Club | 1025 N Sherman Avenue
- Midwest Foodservice Expo | Wisconsin Center | 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
- Milwaukee Airport/Saint Francis | Superior Equipment & Supply | 4550 S Brust Avenue
- Waunakee (Madison Area) | Rex's Innkeeper | 301 N Century Avenue
- Wisconsin Dells | Chula Vista Resort | 2501 River Road
Frequently Asked Questions
How many food safety managers does my business need?
The state of Wisconsin requires every licensed foodservice establishment to have at least one certified manager on staff. It’s good practice for any establishment to have at least one manager per shift. Whenever the CFM is not on premise, they must designate a Person In Charge (PIC) and train them in food safety rules – the PIC must have the same knowledge as the CFM and be able to demonstrate that knowledge.
How do I become a certified manager?
You must first pass a state-approved certification exam like ServSafe Manager®. Once you’ve completed an approved certification exam, post the certificate at your establishment.
My Certified Food Manager status is expiring—how do I renew?
To renew a CFM in Wisconsin, first pass an approved certification exam like ServSafe Manager. You then post your certificate.
Not sure what ServSafe training you need?
Wisconsin requires licensed foodservice operations to meet certain food safety and sanitation regulations, including having at least one manager or operator certified in food protection practices. The ServSafe® Manager program fulfills the Certified Food Manager requirement.
Want to register for a ServSafe Food Manager Review Session and Exam?
You can register for a ServSafe review class and exam here.