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Sanitation Exemption or Test-Out

  • If you hold a current sanitation certificate through SERVSAFE© or through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and have taken their Certified Food Safety Management Course, you may have the option to be exempt from taking our Sanitation Management course.

    If opting out of our Sanitation Management course is an option for you based on your current certification, please note that opting out is not a requirement. You may wish to consider taking the class to:

    • Refresh your sanitation knowledge
    • Extend the length of your certification
    • Receive a letter grade that will count toward your gpa (exempted students will receive a grade of “P” for pass)

    What to Do to Exempt from Sanitation Class

    You Have a Current SERVSAFE© Certification

    1. Submit a copy of your current SERVSAFE© certificate to the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts admissions staff by mail or at Culinary Orientation.
    2. No additional testing is required.

    You Have a Current National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Certification

    1. Submit a copy of your National Certificate to the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts admissions staff by mail or at Culinary Orientation.
    2. Register online to take the SanitationTest-Out Exam (Test will be administered following Culinary Orientation.)
    3. Students who score higher than 75 percent on the IUP Sanitation Test will receive a course waiver.