Culinary Arts Community Education Non-Credit Course

Community Education and Lifelong Learning


(CHEF 1005 – Certified Food Manager)

The program, called ServSafe, is administered by the National Restaurant Association and is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and the Conference for Food Protection.  The certification is valid for 5 years.  Texas requires that a person-in-charge (PIC), owner, or employee of a food service establishment - (i.e., bars, restaurants, mobile vendors, food trucks, caterers, assisted living, and day care centers) be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the Texas Food Code by successfully passing an ANSI-accredited and Texas Department of State Health Service approved-food safety certification exam.  The tuition for this course is free thanks to the safety grant from Texas Mutual Insurance, which includes the proctor fee. However, you will need to purchase the textbook package that includes an individual exam voucher $68.50. For information on additional free safety courses visit for forms and current schedules. All proctored exams must be scheduled no later than 7 days before the end of the class.  All proctored exams must be scheduled no later than 7 days before the end of the class.

CHEF 1005.W75
Online Only - Dec. 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2020

CHEF 1005.W80
Online Only - Feb. 1 to April 30, 2020

CHEF 1005.W85
Online Only - April 1 to June 30, 2020

CHEF 1005.W90
Online Only - June 1 to Aug. 31, 2020

CHEF 1005.W95
Online Only - Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2020

CHEF 1005.W70
Online Only - Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020

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