I am looking for Online Food Handler certification (ServSafe) in Mandarin for my employee
Where are you located? I'd suggest that you contact the local health department. They will inform you of certification requirements for your jurisdiction and may be able to assist with foreign language courses.
The ServSafe Essentials coursebook and answer sheet can be purchased in Mandarin Chinese at https://foodsafetytrainingsolutions.net/product/servsafe-essentials-5th-ed-chinese/. This is the full 8- or 16-hour course. It requires a NRA certified instructor to teach the class. This is the course that the manager is required to have.
Have you contacted the NRA to see if they have anything in Mandarin? Also, how is his understanding of English. If his understanding is good he can go to a regular class, taught by an instructor and then when he takes the test he can apply to get an exception and have an interpreter with him to interpret the questions.
Thanks for the replies. His English is very poor. He would need training in Mandarin. The Massachusetts Public Health website lists a bunch of trainers in Massachusetts but none of them have an online element in Mandarin. Two of them offer training in Mandarin but since my cook cooks 7 days a week I don't see how he can drive an hour each way to take an 8 hour course. :-/ Although if he buys the book in Mandarin and studies it; then I suppose all he needs to do is go somewhere to take the exam in Mandarin? Is that correct?
Thanks, guys, for the replies. He does work every day seven days a week throughout the school year. I found a mandarin instructor but he is an hour away and charges $200. I just don't get why there isn't a large pool of Mandarin instructors to choose from given that there is a Chinatown in Boston. I am very confused. The NRA website is linked to the ServSafe site, so I feel like I have exhausted all available resources. I'm just very confused. Where are the hundreds of Chinese chefs that speak Mandarin getting their training???
I called the NRA and they said they have the training in traditional Chinese but not Mandarin. I guess it's $200 in Quincy.
Edited by Grotug - 2/22/16 at 1:25pm
What do you guys think about purchasing a book for my cook to study from and then taking the exam? I saw one book online and it was 420 pages. I wouldn't know how to direct my cook which parts he would need to study from the book since I doubt reading 420 pages would be required to substitute a 4 hour course. Thanks again for all your help.