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Course Duration: This online course takes approximately nine hours to complete. You can start, stop and pause at any time, progressing through the course at your own pace.

The Safer2Eat Solution

NSF International’s online, self-paced Safer2Eat training delivers the essential information you need to provide safer food to your consumers or guests, minimize the risks of foodborne illness and limit exposure to food unfit for human consumption.

Based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code, this course focuses on food safety, hazards and contamination, employee health and personal hygiene, safe food handling, equipment, facilities and HACCP. Interactive and engaging exercises, scenarios and knowledge checks ensure food safety management and brand protection.

Credit Details

0.90 CEUs

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education Services offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education Services is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this program.

Program Benefits

At the end of the program, learners will be able to:

  • Use time and temperature controls to limit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms
  • Identify food safety hazards
  • Recognize whether the food from your supplier is safe
  • Prevent cross-contamination and cross-contact
  • Clean and maintain food contact surfaces
  • Recognize and act on poor food safety behaviors
  • Practice good personal hygiene
  • Identify active managerial control behaviors

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Hazards and sources of contamination
  • Employee health and personal hygiene
  • Safe food handling
  • Equipment
  • Facilities
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

This course concludes with an online examination which may be taken at the end of the training course. The link to access the exam will be emailed to the email address used for course registration and must be completed within 10 business days of completing the training course.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. An email address is required for registration and to receive the log-in instructions. You will have three months to complete the course from the date of registration. Upon successful course completion, including a passing score on a 40-question final exam, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate of Accomplishment.

This certificate is valid for three years from the training completion date.

Who Should Attend
  • Food Service Personnel
  • Owners, Directors, Managers, Supervisors
  • Chefs, Cooks, Food Handlers
  • Front- and Back-of-House Team Members

You will be allowed a total of two attempts to successfully complete the examination.

Once started, you will have 90 minutes per attempt to complete the exam. Learners may NOT stop and resume the examination at a later time. Once started, you must complete the attempt within 90 minutes.

Upon successful completion of the online exam, your NSF Certificate of Accomplishment is immediately available for download as pdf and for printing. If the exam is not taken within 10 business days of completing the training course, you will need to re-register for the course and pay the full registration fee.

If you do not pass after two attempts, you will need to re-register for the course and pay the full registration fee.

Computer and Internet Connection:

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High-speed broadband access (LAN, cable or DSL) is recommended.

Compatible web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact

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