ServSafe

We asked 20830 job seekers about their ServSafe. This is what they told us:

  • 56% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their ServSafe
  • 63% said earning their ServSafe helped them make more money
  • 62% said earning their ServSafe helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their ServSafe

What are people saying about getting a ServSafe?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 20,778 responses

63% said earning their ServSafe helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 20,776 responses

62% said earning their ServSafe helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 20,779 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their ServSafe

Why did you decide to earn your ServSafe?

Based on 20,830 responses

Required for my current job
56%
Make more money
23%
Changing careers
6%
Get an edge over other candidates
17%
Help my career progression
49%
Other
15%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 15,921 responses

Manager View jobs
9%
Shift Manager View jobs
7%
Assistant Manager View jobs
7%
General Manager View jobs
6%
Cook View jobs
4%

What do people wish they knew before earning their ServSafe?

13,908 people answered

“I wish I knew the importance of having my ServSafe certification. If I had known I would have gotten it a lot sooner.”

July 19, 2019

“Earned it a little earlier than I did.”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I knew gaining it would be been made me more money.”

July 19, 2019

“Many restaurants require chefs and kitchen workers to be certified in food handling.”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I got the ServSafe manager certificate instead.”

July 19, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their ServSafe?

15,749 people answered

“ServSafe is a difficult certification to receive. It takes a lot of studying and dedication. The test is very elaborate and is looking for specific answers. This can be expected considering the questions are designed to make sure you understand the risks hazards that come with proper/improper food care/handling.”

July 19, 2019

“Long nights up studying and doing the course before actually taking the test.”

July 19, 2019

“Study temperatures! They’re important.”

July 19, 2019

“Watch for verbiage while taking the test.”

July 19, 2019

“This certificate will help you get a job in any kitchen in San Bernardino County.”

July 19, 2019
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