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The Foundation trained 1,422 people from January 2018 - May 2018. You could be one of those people.

Why training and certification?

Upward Mobility

One of the number one ways to help move upward in your hospitality career is through training and certification. 

2018 Survey Results

In a bi-annual 2018 Survey of Washington state hospitality organizations, a highly qualified workforce ranked as the top concern.

Wise Employers

Wise employers understand that when they provide training opportunities for their teams that retention rates skyrocket. Data shows this clearly.

Better and stronger

Training and certification make the industry better and stronger, right along with your business. Training and certification create pathways to jobs.

ServSafe Allergens

ServSafe Allergens is offered completely online, so you can get certified at your leisure. The class takes about 90 minutes and is a great starting point for all hospitality employees. Learn more.

First Aid / CPR / AED

First Aid training is required for any business more than 3 or 4 minutes away from an infirmary, clinic, or hospital. Our training is available on-site or half online, half on-site. The course covers all the basics of First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Read more.

ServSafe Manager

The Foundation offers both public and private ServSafe Manager classes. Our classes are 6 hours, consisting of a 4 hour review and 2 hour exam. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the class date to provide adequate study time. Certification lasts for five years. Learn more.

ServSafe Alcohol

ServSafe Alcohol satisfies Washington State's Class 12 / 13 Mixologist permit. Permits expire after three years.  Classes, tests, and retests are available online. Private in-person classes are also available for 10 or more people.  Book yours today.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Our bloodborne pathogens training fulfills the the training requirement of WAC 296-823. It is available as an add-on to First Aid or as a standalone course. Bloodborne pathogens is essential for any personnel who could encounter blood or sharps. Protect your staff.

Do You Want To Be A Trainer?

If you would like information about becoming a trainer for the Washington Hospitality Association, please contact us by clicking the email link below. 

Training Scholarships Available!