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ServSafe®


The ServSafe® food safety training uses material from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and is taught by Clemson University Extension Agents who are Registered ServSafe® Proctors and Certified ServSafe® Instructors by the NRA.

Contact Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu for more information.

Manager Training & Exam - 1 day (7.5 hours)

$145 per person

Appropriate for restaurant managers and assistant managers, chefs, dietitians, culinary arts instructors, school food service managers, Family and Consumer Science instructors, and others. This training program meets DHEC requirements for “Certified Food Protection Manager” under federal guidelines outlined in 2-102.12(B) of the FDA Food Code.  Upon successful completion of the exam, participants will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association and be registered in their data base. The certificate should be renewed every five years.

Topics covered:

  • basic food safety
  • microbiology
  • contamination
  • the flow of food
  • receiving & storage
  • food preparation & service
  • HACCP, sanitary facilities
  • pest management
  • training employees

Cost for the course includes includes the ServSafe® exam and exam answer sheet. 

The ServSafe® Manager 7th Edition Book that accompanies this course should be purchased at the following link :

Amazon.com.

There is a maximum of 35 students per class and registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Each class must also meet a minimum of 10 students. The course is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met.

Click here to register for current ServSafe® course offerings

Servsafe® Exam Only

$50 per person if taken with already scheduled training


This option is for food service professionals who have previously been ServSafe® certified and are looking to renew their certificate without additional training. The exam will be administered with the class of an already scheduled training. Please see the link above for locations.

For more information Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.

Employee Training - 4 hours

$50 per person

This class can be tailored to your group and each participant will receive a certificate of completion. There is a minimum enrollment requirement of 5 employees for this course to be provided. If 10 or more participants are enrolled, our training experts will come to your location upon request.

Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu for more information.

Each employee receives training in:

  • basic sanitation
  • personal hygiene
  • receiving and storage
  • preparing, cooking & serving food
  • cleaning & sanitizing

Cost for the course includes:

  • ServSafe® Food Handler Guide
  • Certificate of completion

South Carolina ServSafe food safety program

ServSafe® Training and Exam may be held at the following locations:

Bamberg County 
Clemson Extension Services Office 
J. Carl Kearse Building 
847 Calhoun Street 
Bamberg, SC  29003 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Berkeley County Administration Bldg 
(Room 106-B)
1003 Highway 52 
Moncks Corner, SC 29461 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Charleston County Clemson Extension Services Office 
259 Meeting Street, 
Charleston, SC 29401 2nd floor Conference Room 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Greenville County Clemson Extension Services Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 4300 
Greenville, SC 29601 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Horry County Clemson Extension Services Office 
1949 Industrial Park Rd. 
Conway, SC 29526 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Livestock, Poultry, and Health Building Clemson Extension Services at Sandhill 
500 Clemson Road 
Columbia, SC 29229 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Laurens County Clemson Extension Service Office 
219 West Laurens Street 
Laurens, SC  29360 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


Orangeburg County Clemson Extension Services Office 
1550 Henley Street, Suite 200 
Orangeburg, SC  29115 
Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.


York County Clemson Extension Office 
120 N. Congress Street, 
York, SC 29745

Contact: Kimberly Baker at cesfsn@clemson.edu.