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ANSI Approved - 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. 

The Illinois Food Retailers Association is offering the New 8-Hour Food Service Sanitation Certificate Course throughout the state.  

Cost includes instruction materials and exam. The exam for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification is administered immediately following the instruction training on the same day.

In order that we may have adequate course materials available for each class, you must pre-register.

Registration Process for Sanitation Training Course


Pre-registration is required, please click on the link below to print out the registration form.  Fax or send completed form to the Illinois Food Retailers Association.  You can also scan and email the registration form ddurkin@ilfood.org

Online Courses

We also offer the New 8 hour training online via your computer.  Once you have completed the online course, you may then come into one of our eligible locations to take your Exam.

If you are having any problems viewing the schedules or the registration forms below, please click on this PDF Adobe icon to download the latest version of the Free Adobe Reader Software



Sanitation Training Information:

In-Class Suburban Classes:
$195 per person

Online Training Classes:
$225 per person

Chicago - Hyde Park Location Training:
$195 per person - ServSafe® 


Please click on the links below to print out the schedule of classes and the registration form.

Suburban Area:
Schedule & Registration Form


Schedule for the Suburban Area Classes

Registration Form for Suburban Area Classes

Chicago/Hyde Park:
Schedule & Registration Form

Schedule for the Chicago / Hyde Park Classes - ServSafe®

Schedule for the (Spanish) Chicago / Hyde Park Classes - ServSafe®

Registration Form for the Hyde Park Classes


Chicago / United Center Area:
Schedule & Registration Form

 Schedule for the United Center Area-Michael Barlow Ctr. Chicago Classes

Registration Form for United Center Area-Michael Barlow Ctr Chicago Classes


Online Training Registration Forms

Online Training - Registration Form

After you have completed your online training, you are required to take the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification FSSMC test at one of our available class locations which are listed on our Online Test Schedule.  When registering, please indicate if you will be taking the test at our Chicago location or a Suburban location.

Online Test Schedule - Suburban Locations

Online Test Schedule - Chicago Location



Downstate Illinois
Schedule & Registration Form:

Downstate:  Training Class Schedule 

Downstate: Registration Form



ONLINE - Training Program - Registration Form


ONLINE Training - Downstate Test Schedule


Once you have completed the online training course, you will then then attend one of our available class locations to take the state exam.


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Illinois Food Handler Training Program

All food handlers other than someone holding a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification that are working in restaurants must obtain training in basic safe food handling principles.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FOOD HANDLER TRAINING


FAQ's On the Food Handler Training Program


Food Handler Training Cost:
$9.95 per person

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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
630-627-8100
630-627-8106 - FAX
1-800-624-6712 - IL Toll - free