ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training | TSC Associates | Tennessee
ServSafe Certification Tennessee
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Registered ServSafe Proctor & Registered ServSafe Instructor

ServSafe Alcohol or TiPS would be the training used.

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Who Is TSC Associates?

Risk management and food safety training are our primary focus. With decades of experience in the hospitality industry, our team is committed to helping your business succeed by providing training and certification that meets the highest standards for food handling, storage, and preparation.

We are proud to be approved by the National Restaurant Association as Certified ServSafe Instructors and Proctors for food safety and alcohol training in Tennessee.

Why Choose TSC Associates?

We understand the importance of safety in the hospitality industry and take our mission seriously. Our ServSafe classes are designed to provide comprehensive instruction in food safety and the skills necessary to be a successful food handler.

We are also proud to offer ServSafe’s Alcohol Safety Program (ASP), to help you stay in compliance and protect your business.

Our experienced team of instructors use real-world experiences and understanding of food safety to deliver a comprehensive course. With over 160 years of combined experience in the foodservice industry, our instructors use their experiences and stories to help the student relate to the information, making it easier to learn.

Who Benefits from Our Services?

We offer training and certification for food service professionals who must be ServSafe Certified in Tennessee. Our courses are designed for anyone in the hospitality industry, from restaurant and hotel staff to managers, chefs, caterers, and servers.

We also provide instruction in alcohol safety. Our courses are designed to help you stay informed and compliant with the latest food safety regulations so that you can serve your customers in a safe and responsible manner. We are committed to helping you meet the industry’s highest standards for safety, sanitation, and quality.

Waiter serving food to a group of friends at the pub
Chef cooking in the modern kitchen in a high-end restaurant

The Registration Process

Our process is simple and easy. Visitors can register and pay for our ServSafe classes in TN online via credit or debit card. We also accept offline registrations by phone at 855-857-7233 or by emailing us at

Once your registration is complete, we’ll send you the necessary materials and further instructions for your course. Our team is always available to answer any questions you have regarding our courses.

Do I Need a Book?

Books are not required, but we highly recommend them. While our ServSafe Food Manager classes are comprehensive, we do cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We suggest ordering the 7th edition ServSafe Manager’s book and studying it in advance of the class.

How Do I Get a Book? How Quickly Will It Be Delivered?

Books can be purchased through TSC Associates and usually arrive within two business days as they are shipped via FedEx or UPS. We offer a purchase option that includes the book with the class and exam.

What Is the Passing Score?

In order to successfully pass a ServSafe Food Manager class and earn your certification, you must score at least 70% on the exam. We provide comprehensive instruction and ample opportunity for review to ensure that you can meet this score.

Class Timings

Our ServSafe Food Manager classes are held from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Is this required in the state of Tennessee?

Yes, the state of Tennessee requires At least one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager. See Tennessee Food Code – 1200-23-01.02 (1)(b) 1. Demonstration. (i) Based on the risks inherent to the food operation, during inspections and upon request the person in charge shall demonstrate to the department knowledge of foodborne disease prevention, application of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles, and the requirements of these rules. The Person in Charge shall demonstrate this knowledge by: (II) Being a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an Accredited Program 


Demonstration of knowledge – The manager/owner can demonstrate their knowledge to the health inspector by answering questions regarding food safety OR have a manager that is a Certified Food Protection Manager.


ServSafe Food Handlers books used for this training.

Tennessee does not require staff in a food service establishment to have food safety training at this time. It is a good practice to teach food safety to all food handlers. The ServSafe Food Handler program is a great foundation for food safety and it is easy to teach and learn.

(This training is primarily for wait staff, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers, etc. Managers would take the ServSafe Managers Course.)

  • Private classes
  • Online training
  • Purchase books


  • All servers must receive alcohol training within 30 days of hire.
  • After the training, servers must go to the TN ABC office to pay and receive a “Servers Card”
  • Servers not having a “Servers Card” within 30 days of hire results in a violation.
  • Violations in TN are very expensive.
  • TSC plans to begin Alcohol training in TN in 2018.

Disclaimer – All information is believed to be accurate at the time provided. No warranty of accuracy is given.