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Colorado Restaurant Association
430 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
P: (303) 830-2972
TF: (800) 522-2972
F: (303) 830-2973

Information and schedules on ServSafe Classes can be found on the CRA calendar.

ServSafe Food Safety® Program Training and Certification Classes are $140 per student forCRA members and $180 per student for non-members. The Manager Certification course is a 1-day immersion course, offering basic food safety concepts. This program has a certification exam; passage of the exam is acceptable in 95% of American jurisdictions with a training requirement.

ServSafe Alcohol® classes are 4 hours long and are $40 per student for CRA members and $55 per student for non-members. The purpose of the ServSafe Alcohol® is to ensure that servers, bartenders and managers have the information they need to understand and implement the skills of responsible service. Participants should leave the program confident in their ability to make sound decisions and handle potentially intoxicated guests. A workbook is provided as a reference tool for your operation.

The Colorado Restaurant Association Foundation offers ServSafe Alcohol® classes, which include classroom training and certification meeting certain municipal requirements. They are transferable (with the employee). The primary difference between ServSafe Alcohol® and TIPS is that ServSafe Alcohol® is a 5-year certification, and TIPS is a 3-year certification.

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