ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association.

The ServSafe program offers a full curriculum for food safety and alcohol service training to ensure that your managers and employees know what they need to know to meet their responsibilities. The ServSafe curriculum is availableto members of the Arkansas Hospitality Association at a 10% discount.  Occasionally lower special pricing is available. For more information about discounts or ServSafe in general, contact Amanda Glover by phone at (501) 376-2323 or by e-mail at

Also check out the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extentension office’s website for an updated list of ServSafe courses around the state.

Click here for more information on the ServSafe program from the National Restaurant Association.

National Restaurant Association 2010 Food Safety Report

What Are You Doing To Ensure Food Safety in Your Business?

The National Restaurant Association has released white papers to help restaurateurs ensure the safety of their customers by sharing helpful food safety training advice.  The report is entitled: The Safe Path to Success:  How a Food Safety Training Program for Employees and Managers Is A Critical Component for Restaurant and Foodservice Operations.

Click here to read the report.

ServSafe® Certification Courses:

Courses Are Limited to 35 People!

You Must Register Two Weeks Before Each Class!

ServSafe® Food Training

The Arkansas Hospitality Association has been awarded a grant from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to train foodservice management employees in ServSafe® Food Safety. The grant has made ServSafe Food Safety training available in more areas of the state and at a greatly reduced price. The grant has been extended through December 2015. Classes are limited to 35 participants. Limit five per location.

Food safety training is a non-negotiable activity for all members of the restaurant and foodservice industry. It is a highly dangerous gamble to cut corners by reducing or eliminating training. To decrease the risk of food borne illness outbreaks, take advantage of the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program which provides value beyond certification and is the industry’s best day-to-day food safety resource.

To register, click on a date below for online registration or click on pdf beside the class you need to download the pdf form. For more information contact Amanda Glover at (501) 376-2323 or by e-mail at

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ServSafe® Training Schedule

March 16 & 19 – Jasper (PDF)
March 16, 20, 23 – Polk County (PDF)
Mar 17 – Little Rock (CLOSED)
Mar 19 – Pine Bluff
Mar 25 – Jonesboro
Mar 26 – Fort Smith
Mar 31 – Rogers

April 1 – Hot Springs
April 6 & 7 – Texarkana (PDF)
April 23 – Little Rock
April 28 – Batesville

May 13 – Little Rock
May 21 – Jonesboro

June 9 – Little Rock

ServSafe® Alcohol

The ServSafe Alcohol® Online Course and Exam is a complete and convenient responsible alcohol service training solution.

The ServSafe Alcohol program prepares bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, valets, bouncers and all front-of-house staff to effectively and safely handle difficult situations in your operation. Alcohol service involves many risks. Failure to act responsibly could result in fines, imprisonment, losing your liquor license, increased insurance costs, or losing your business.

Prepare yourself to handle these risks with responsible alcohol training from a trusted and experienced source, the National Restaurant Association.

The ServSafe Alcohol Online Course provides the fundamentals of responsible alcohol service by combining interactive exercises, audio and video and role-play activities to help prepare participants for real-life scenarios. Designed for convenience, this four-hour course has a bookmark feature that allows users to easily return to where they left off.

Upon purchase, an Exam Access Code will be provided for each course purchased. After completing the cFundamentals of Responsible Alcohol Serviceourse, enter the Exam Access Code to begin the exam.

Online Cost: $30 per course

For more information, contact National Restaurant Association Customer Service at (800) 765-2122.

ServSafe® Alcohol Training Schedule

This session covers how alcohol affects your body, the law and your responsibility, techniques for responsible beverage alcohol service, and how to handle difficult situations.  Bartenders (both beginners and experienced), servers, waiters/waitresses, and dining room supervisors should attend this training session.  Attendees will be certified through the National Restaurant Association by taking a test at the end of the course.

Class Schedule

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Please visit the ServSafe website to learn more!