Food Service Sanitation Program
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all food service establishments that prepare and serve food will be required to have a certified food service manager on the premises at all times food is being handled. Also, certificate holders must renew their license by attending an approved food safety refresher course.
The Illinois Food Retailers Association is offering both the initial 15-Hour Food Service Sanitation Certificate Course and the Sanitation Certificate Renewal Course at locations
throughout the state.
Cost includes course book, instruction, and exam. The exam for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification is administered on the last day. The State certificate fees are charged directly to each student upon successful completion of their certification exam.
In order that we may have adequate course materials available for each class, you must pre-register.
Registration Process for Full Course and Renewal Course
Pre-registration is required, please click on the link below to print out the registration form. Indicate "Full Course" or "Renewal" for each students name. All courses listed are currently available. Fax or send completed form to the Illinois Food Retailers Association. You can also scan and email the registration form to
For Renewal Classes, each student must fax a copy of their current certificate. There is no grace period for the State Sanitation Certificate. If your Certificate is expired you must take the Full Course. Also, make sure you fill out and send back the renewal letter that you received from IDPH along with your $35 payment. You do not have to wait until you take the training class to send back this letter. If you did not receive a sanitation certificate renewal letter from IDPH, you can click on the link near the bottom of this page to print out the form.
We now offer the 15 hour full course and the 5 hour State Renewal Course online via your computer. Once you have completed the 15 hour online course, you may then come into one of our eligible locations to take your Exam. There is no testing required for the 5 hour renewal course.
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Chicago Area Class Locations
Chicago Area Class Locations - Registration Information
In-Class Training cost:
$195 per person for 2-Day 15-hour training course.
$ 80 per person for STATE Certificate renewal course.
$150 per person for STATE & CHICAGO Certificate renewal course.
Online Training Cost:
$225 per person for 15 hour online training course.
$100 per person 5 hour online renewal course.
ServSafe® Training Cost:
$225 per person for 2-Day 15-hour training course - ServSafe®
Downstate Illinois Class Locations
Statewide Illinois - Registration Information
$145.00 per person for 15-hour full 2-day course
$ 70.00 per person for one-day renewal course
Illinois Food Handler Training Program
Click on the link below to print out the FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUEST FORM
This form can be used when:
You are renewing your certificate and you did not receive this renewal form in the mail.
You do not need to fill out this form when you are receiving your certificate for the first time.
ILLINOIS FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUEST FORM
If you have a current State of Illinois certificate and would like to obtain a City of Chicago certificate, please click on the link below.
CHICAGO FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUEST FORM
ILLINOIS FOOD RETAILERS ASSOCIATION
1919 S. HIGHLAND AVE.
LOMBARD, IL. 60148
630-627-8106 - FAX
1-800-624-6712 - IL Toll - free