The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe food safety program hit a milestone recently when it reached 5 million certifications by certifying a restaurant employee in Augusta, Ga.

The association has offered the food safety training program for almost 40 years, according to a news release. The ServSafe program is available in the U.S. and abroad. It includes training about food safety requirements and best practices.

Richard Bryan, an employee of McDonald’s franchisee Baine Enterprises, Augusta, Ga., was the lucky No. 5 million. The NRA plans to honor him with an award to commemorate the event, the release said.

The association launched the sixth edition of ServSafe this spring. It includes optimized, recalibrated and focused content created by the industry. The new edition contains the latest Food Code updates from the Food and Drug Administration.

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe portfolio includes ServSafe Manager, ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Alcohol.