The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) food employee certification regulation states that food establishments regulated by the PDA or a local health agency must employ at least one supervisory employee who has successfully completed a certified food safety training course, or designate an existing supervisory employee to complete that course. This course fulfills the PDA requirements for the food employee certification regulation.
The National Restaurant Association will certify participants who complete the ServSafe® course and pass the exam in food safety and sanitation. Persons who pass the ServSafe® exam will receive a certificate as proof of completion, as required by the Food Employee Certification Act. If you are uncertain as to whether you need certification, contact your regional PDA office.
IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH STATE REGULATIONS, ALL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS MUST HAVE AN EMPLOYEE COMPLETE THIS COURSE AND RECEIVE CERTIFICATION NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2004.
ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association
PENNSYLVANIA ACT 48
Penn State is a Pennsylvania Act-48 approved provider. Professional educators are encouraged to confirm that this program fits their school district's professional development plan for Pennsylvania Act 48. Earn sixteen contact hours and work toward fulfilling Pennsylvania Act 48 requirements.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate verifying the 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) earned. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure used to accumulate a standardized permanent record of an individual's participation in non-credit continuing education programs conducted under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. The CEO is based on a standard of one unit per ten hours of instructional contract.
Penn State instructors are qualified by the National Restaurant Association and are ServSafe® certified to teach the courses. All have received training in the most current research on food safety.
REGISTRATION AND FEE
The course fee of $190 per person covers the cost of the ServSafe® course book and other instructional materials. The fee may be paid by check, money order, employer authorized billing*, MasterCard or Visa.
*Employer-Authorized Billing: The Bursar will bill an employer in response to a letter written on organizational letterhead and stating the student's name, Social Security number, and billable fees. The letter must be included with your completed registration form. Letters containing academic performance conditions will no be accepted. Student agrees that their liability for their tuition bill is not waived and agree to be held personally liable in the event that the indicated person, company or association fails to pay for any part of or the full amount of registration charges.