Did you purchase the SafeStaff Online Food Handler course prior to January 21, 2021?
You will not be able to access your certificate from ServSafe. Please click here to access your certificate.
Who has to obtain a Food Handler certificate?
Every Florida food employee in a DBPR licensed food service establishment that receives prepares, stores, or serves food, or handles food contact surfaces, must complete employee Food Handler training related to their specific job duties. Florida Statutes Chapter 509.049
Can I purchase the Online Food Handler course for my employee?
Yes, we have partnered with ServSafe so that you may purchase multiple sessions of the SafeStaff online Food Handler course and issue a code to your staff. To purchase the course or for more information please click here.
Can I get a refund for the Online Food Handler course?
No, all sales of digital content are final.
How long do you have to train employees?
Upon employment in a DBPR licensed food service operation, an employee has 60 days to be trained in the SafeStaff® Food Handler Program.
I need help, who do I call?
Contact FRLA Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at 866.372.7233 or at [email protected]. When sending an Email please be sure to include your name, contact information, and a specific product or program if applicable. For example: Food Manager or Food Handler.
How do I get my SafeStaff® Online Food Handler Certificate?
If you have purchased the English SafeStaff Online Course prior to January 21, 2021 and you have completed your entire Food Handler course, click on "Exit Course." Then return to My Certificates. Go to the section that says "Pending Credit" and click on "Obtain Certificate." If your course does not say "Obtain Certificate" this means you have not completed your course. Click to resume your course and complete, then follow the guidelines to obtain your certificate.
Is SafeStaff® copyrighted?
Yes, all SafeStaff® Employee Food Handler and Food Manager programs are copyrighted material. They may not be reproduced, copied, scanned, downloaded, or streamed without the expressed written permission of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
How long is my SafeStaff® Employee Food Handler Training Certificate valid?
Once you complete the SafeStaff®
Employee Foodhandler Training, your certificate is good for three (3) years from the date of training.
Are SafeStaff® Employee Food Handler Guides reusable?
Each individual receives their own training book that includes its own bubble sheet, wallet card and wall certificate. Once certificates are issued and bubble sheets submitted for DBPR database entry, the book becomes incomplete and is not reusable. We encourage employees to keep their used Employee Foodhandler training manuals and refer to them when they have food safety questions.
Can I just buy SafeStaff® Food Handler certificates?
Each individual receives their own training book that includes its own bubble sheet, wallet card and wall certificate. This allows for a method to document training of every employee and be submitted for entry into the DBPR database. Moreover, most individuals are visual learners. Providing each employee with their own training materials, just like you provide individual documentation of company policies to new hires, ensures complete and consistent communication of food safety standards to every employee. Therefore, we only sell complete books to provide the most comprehensive employee food safety training program.
Can employees just read the SafeStaff® book on their own and have the CPFM sign their certificate?
Florida Statute states that a CFPM is required to conduct Employee Food Handler Training. Managers play an important role in communicating food safety standards, best practices and job specific food safety requirements to each employee based on their job responsibilities. A manager is responsible at the time of inspection for all employees on duty are have ensured they are trained in food safety and can answer questions if asked by the inspector. Employees being unable to answer basic food safety questions could result in a citation and/or fine.
Can I send in photocopies of the bubble form?
We do no accept photocopies of the bubble form. Photocopies received will not be recorded in the database and will not be returned.
Will I receive confirmation or a training report of submitted bubble sheets?
You will only receive confirmation of delivery of your bubble sheets if you submit them via traceable mail as requested. You will access your Training Report online at the DBPR website. Search by business/restaurant name or phone number and print in a landscape format. If you need assistance with your report, please call 866-372-7233 for help.
Is ServSafe™ Food Handler approved in Florida?
No, the NRA ServSafe™ Foodhandler is not on the DBPR list of approved Florida Foodhandler Programs. When visiting ServSafe please make sure you are selecting the SafeStaff Online Foodhandler Course. If you purchased the NRA ServSafe™ Foodhandler books online, please contact NRA ServSafe™
at 800-765-2122 within 30 days to discuss their return policy. You should know that the NRA ServSafe™ Food Manager
program is approved in Florida. I know the names are tricky! FRLA SafeStaff®
(That's us) - approved Foodhandler in Florida. NRA ServSafe™ (our Food Manager partners) - approved Food Manager in Florida. Still confused? Call us at 866-372-7233 we'll help explain the difference between the two companies and the two programs.
Does FRLA provide on-premise SafeStaff® Food Handler training?
Yes! Please contact Regulatory Compliance Services at 800-537-9863 to receive a quote for on-premise employee Foodhandler training classes.
Can I get a copy of my Food Handler certificate or wallet card?
Unfortunately, no. If your SafeStaff Employee Foodhandler Certificate was obtained from the book, we are unable to reissue the certificate or card. The original certificate is on file with the employer and original wallet card is given to the employee. You must obtain the original from the employer or Certified Food Manger who trained and issued the card. The Manager may also purchase another SafeStaff Food handler book and reissue the card to the employee or the employee can obtain a new certificate on their own by taking the SafeStaff Online Foodhandler Course.
What is SafeStaff's Refund Policy?
All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.