The ServSafe Food Handler course is for anyone who needs basic food safety and food handling training, including home-based vendors, food service workers, volunteers, or others who work with food who only need the basic training. This course is NOT intended for food service managers.

ServSafe Food Handler satisfies training requirements for Home Based Vendors outlined in Indiana House Bill 1149. This program focuses on key aspects including basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.

The half-day training includes a booklet and assessment. The Certificate of Achievement is valid for three years. A photo ID is required to take the assessment such as a driver’s license, state ID card, student ID, military ID, employee ID, U.S. green card, or valid passport.

The ServSafe Food Handler training fulfills the food safety training requirements mandated for home-based vendors in the state of Indiana. After passing the assessment, your Food Handler Certificate of Achievement will be documented with the National Restaurant Association.

The next ServSafe Food Handler Class will be hosted on March 12th at the Nappanee Public Library, 157 N. Main Street. Registration is required and the deadline is March 1st at noon.  The training is from noon till 5 p.m.


For more information regarding ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Food Handler training please contact Karen Richey at or call 574-935-8545.