Oct. 10, 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
The Grove Center
7107 Elm Valley Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

8-Hour Class

Earn ServSafe® certification with help from MSU Extension

MSU Extension offers 8-hour ServSafe® training, which is a national certification program. This class is designed for anyone working in the food service industry, including non-profit organizations.

Participants must receive a 75% score on the exam to earn a certificate.

Registration Information

The cost of the 8 hour course is $75 per person and does not include the cost of the ServSafe Manager 7th edition book.

Textbook Requirement - Must Purchase Separately

You must have a ServSafe Manager 7th edition book that contains an answer sheet to take the class and the exam. Please order your book and read before attending class. After registering for this class you will receive a confirmation message that includes the instructions on how to purchase a ServSafe 7thedition book and includes an answer sheet.

The 16 hour  ServSafe training cost is $145.00 and does not include the 7th edition ServSafe Manager book. The Manager book also includes the test answer sheet which you will need to take the exam.

You may purchase this book online. If you live in Kalamazoo the book with answer sheet can be purchased at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) bookstores :

Arcadia Commons Campus, 202 N. Rose St. or Texas Township Campus, 6767 O Ave.

To order online at KVCC go to: https://bookstore.kvcc.edu/ or you may call  269-488-4030.

You can buy the book at Amazon.com.

Please contact me if you have further questions.


Classes are taught by MSU Extension educators, who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National Restaurant Association.

Topics Covered

  • Providing safe food
  • Forms of contamination
  • The safe food handler
  • The flow of food
  • Food safety management systems
  • Safe facilities, cleaning and sanitizing

Registration for 8-Hour ServSafe is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 9, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information about the ServSafe course content, contact Leatta Byrd at 269-384-8063 or byrdle@msu.edu.