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Putnam County Health Department is now offering training sessions and ServSafe Certification exams every other month partnering with the Purdue Education Store and the Purdue Extension Office. ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program accredited by the National Restaurant Association and the Conference for Food Protection. ServSafe certification is required for at least one certified food manager to be on staff.

Due to COVID-19, the National Restaurant Association and ServSafe have made some guidelines for the remainder of 2020 concerning getting certification. The instructor, Abbigail Sampson, MA, RD, will be unable to teach a large in person class for the training portion of the ServSafe class until January 1, 2021, (this date is subject to change). Abbigail will be able to proctor an online exam alternative. Plans for ServSafe certification have changed for the remainder of 2020 as follows:
Proctored Exams
August 17th
November 2nd and November 16th

Participants still need to register at If you need a ServSafe book, you may still chose that option, and one will be mailed to you. You will have to prepare and study for the exam on your own time. Each course is limited to 5 participants, to help with social distancing. Participants will be required to bring their own device (laptop, tablet, etc.) to take the exam on.

The exam will be at a NEW LOCATION - the Purdue Extension Putnam County office, 12 Central Square, Greencastle, IN 46135 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

If you need additional information or a possible exam date that is not listed above, please call Abbigail Sampson, MA, RD, class instructor, at 765-653-8411.

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