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(IDDBA Retail Members Only)

To promote food safety certification for members, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has developed the Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program. This IDDBA program will reimburse IDDBA retail members for their cost for food safety certification exams.

Dierbergs has participated in the IDDBA FSCRP program for the last six years. We provide in-house ServSafe instruction, books, and tests to our Associates, and the reimbursements, now totaling thousands of dollars, have helped defray the cost. Training programs usually cost the company money, but the reimbursement program brings money in! The online registration now makes it even easier to apply.


Barbara McIntyre
Training Assistant
Dierbergs Markets

Associate with Deli Slicer

Guidelines and Eligibility Information

Eligibility | Reimbursement | How to Apply


Employees of Current IDDBA Member Retail Companies

  • Store-level dairy, deli, and bakery managers and associates
  • Passed certification exam
  • Reimbursement has not been issued in the past at any store for that employee (Contact IDDBA at 608.310.5000 to verify previous reimbursement for employees.)


Testing Periods and Application Deadlines

(Dates are fixed. No extensions or carry over.)

Testing Period Application Deadline
July 1 – Aug. 31 October 1
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 December 1
Nov. 1 – Dec. 31 February 1
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28 April 1
March 1 - April 30 June 1
May 1 - June 30 August 1

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 



  • Only the cost of the exam (NOT training, materials, labor hours, meals, travel, salaries, etc.)
  • Each member company is capped at a maximum reimbursement of $2,000 per fiscal year (July-June).
  • Because funds are budgeted annually, available funds may be prorated among eligible applicants.
  • IDDBA reserves the right to determine all reimbursements.
  • Reimbursement will be in the form of a check to the IDDBA member.
  • Please do not submit a reimbursement request of more than $2000 on one application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.




  1. Download the application        
  2. Open FSCRP application file in Microsoft Word
    Note: If you see any of these warnings, click "Enable". It might take a few seconds to load and be ready to use.

Step 2 - Enable Editing

Step 2 - Enable Content

Step 2 - Options

Step 6 - Save Application
  1. Complete all fields on the application.
  2. Go to the Roster of Employees Form section for more information.
  3. Use the Application Summary as a checklist after you have completed the rest of the application.
  4. Save application (and Spreadsheet Roster Form) with your company name in the file name.

Step 2 - Enable

Roster of Employees

  • You may use the Roster of Employees Form included in the application, however, if you are submitting a reimbursement request for more than 12 employees, please use the Spreadsheet Roster Form.
  • The Spreadsheet Roster Form may also be used for fewer than 12 employees.
  • Download the Spreadsheet Roster Form.

Spreadsheet Roster Form

Required Attachments (Email, Fax, or Mail)*

  1. Copy of the invoice for payment of exam for each employee
  2. Copy of each employee's certificate or a pass list from the testing company
  3. A roster of employees – Roster of Employees Form or Spreadsheet Roster Form or your own list with the following information:
    1. Employee name, title, department, and home address
    2. Store name, number where applicable, and address
    3. Date of training and date of testing
    *In an effort to reduce paper waste, we encourage applicants to email all application materials, including scanned or electronic copies of the above attachments.

Application Summary

After completing your application and roster of employees, please complete the Application Summary. This will help ensure your application is complete.

Submitting Your Application


Email the application with all required attachments to fscrp@iddba.org.


Fax your application and required attachments to (608)238-6330.


Mail your application and required attachments to:

636 Science Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1073                       

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

IDDBA's financial support of the training and certification process does not imply endorsement or guarantee of the training, materials and/or performance of anyone trained using these programs. 



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