Serve It Up Safely™ Online Courses

Are you looking for an online certification renewal* for food managers? If so, Serve It Up Safely™ Online Courses are for you!

Serve It Up Safely™ Online Courses are a flexible, effective way to meet the State of Minnesota's four-hour requirement for renewing Food Manager certification. With the full course you can:

  • Customize your learning by picking four of the individual course modules that most interest you.
  • Study at your own rate — you have up to 90 days to complete the four hours.
  • Do the work online day or night — once registered, it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Complete it at home, work, or anywhere you have access to a computer.

If you need fewer hours because you have already received some qualifying renewal hours elsewhere, just select the individual course modules you need to meet your remaining requirements.


*Please note: this is a re-certification course, not an initial certification.


What Will You Learn?

The goal of the Serve It Up Safely™ Online Course is to increase your knowledge and awareness to safely handle food and prevent foodborne illness. What you learn will depend on the modules that you choose to take within the course. Want to find out more about the available options? See Modules Available in this Course.

The course uses a combination of videos, activities, case studies, quizzes, downloadable resources, and more to keep you engaged as you move through the modules.

The full course costs $75 and takes at least four hours to complete. If you choose to take the modules as individual courses, the cost is $25 each. (To register for individual courses go to Individual Modules and select the specific course link you want.)


send email to Extension Food Safety: exfdsafe@umn.edu

Extension Food Safety


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