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FAQs

Where are you located?

1625 K ST NW, Washington DC 20006.

At Farragut Square, across from the Farragut West metro stop (orange, silver, and blue lines) and next to Farragut North metro stop (red line).

When are the classes?

Alcohol ServSafe classes will always be scheduled on a Tuesday.

Food ServSafe classes will always be scheduled on a Wednesday.

Spanish food classes will last two days (Tuesday and Wednesday).

* Please note: classes are not scheduled every week.  Check the schedule for exact dates. *

Where are the classes?

We offer classes at our offices in DC.

What’s included?

The cost of your ServSafe exam includes instruction time, the book (which you can pick up at your convenience at any time at our offices), the exam, and upon passing, a certificate which you can present to your employer or the Department of Health. 

Are there breaks?

Yes, there is a break for lunch around noon for 20 minutes and another short break after the review, before the exam. 

Is there parking?

There is very limited street parking at the DC office.  Please do not plan to drive to the course if at all possible. 

How many questions long is the test?

90 questions. You have 2 and a half hours to complete it. 

What do I need to bring to the course?

You must have a valid government issued photo-ID.  Driver’s license or passports are accepted. 

You may bring any note taking materials you wish.

You may bring water and food for snacks or lunch, although there is no eating permitted during instruction. 

What does RAMW provide?

Yes, we are happy to provide St. Lucia coffee and a Mountain Valley Spring Water Cooler for your convenience. 

If I take the written test, how soon can I know my results?

The written test will yield results in about two weeks.  If you need immediate results, consider registering for a computer exam (only available for the retake). 

I am a restaurant owner with 5 people needing to take the test, do we all have to come to your offices or can you come to us?

If you have 5 or more people from your organization, we would be happy to set up an off-site training for you and your employees for a discounted rate.  Please contact our Training Coordinator, Michelle at 202-331-5990.

What if I am delayed in traffic and arrive late?

We cannot allow anyone to enter the classroom more than 20 minutes after the course has begun in order to ensure that the other students who arrived on time are not disturbed.  We also cannot stand behind the instruction provided to prepare you for the exam if you miss valuable information discussed before you arrive.  We are located in the heart of Washington, DC so please give yourself ample time to arrive in early morning rush hour and find parking if need be.  

What is the severe weather plan?

RAMW office follows the severe weather closure plan as set forth by the Federal Government.  If the Federal Government is closed on a scheduled course day, the RAMW office is also closed and the course will be rescheduled to a later date. If the Federal Government is on a 2-hour delay, the RAMW office will open at 11am and the course will begin at 11:00am for Food Manager and 11:30am for Alcohol Manager courses.