At Safe Food Training, we pride ourselves on the high success rate our students have when taking their food safety certification exam, but there are times when we have a student who must take a second test in order to gain their food manager certification. This week, we’d like to offer tips and suggestions on what to do if you do not pass the test the first time.
Food Safety Certification Exam Retake Tips
If you end up in a situation where you must retake your food safety certification exam, we recommend you prepare by following these steps:
- Review the material as soon as possible
- Plan on retaking the class before the exam
- Schedule a retake as soon as you are able
Reviewing the material and retaking the exam shortly after the first test helps keep the information fresh in your mind. It will also reinforce the material that you may not have understood completely by allowing you to remember which sections of the exam that were a struggle.
When the day for your retake session arrives, come prepared. Be ready to take notes, engage with the instructor and ask questions when you are unsure about the discussion. We’ve found that students who ask questions and are active participants achieve better results on the test.
Finally, don’t dwell on your past results when the time comes to retake the exam. Remain calm and confident. If you’ve prepared properly, the second time should result in a much better outcome.
If you’ve recently taken the food safety certification exam, but the results did not go as planned, contact us for information about scheduling a retake.