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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 in many areas throughout the state.  

Cost includes course book, instruction, and exam. Certification exam administered on last day. 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 Course" for each students name. Fax or send completed form to the Illinois Food Retailers Association.  You can also scan and email the registration form to ddurkin@ilfood.org  All courses listed are currently available.

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.   

Online Courses

We now offer the 15 hour full course and the 5 hour 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.


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


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.

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®

 


Online Training Registration Forms

Online Training English - Registration Form

After you have completed your 15 hours of 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


Online Spanish Training


Online training will be in Spanish - Your choice of taking exam in English or Spanish exam. 

Cost:

$225 per person for 15-hour online Spanish training.

Once you have completed the online training course, you may then take the exam at our Hyde Park/Chicago location.


Online Training Spanish - Registration Form


Online Spanish Test Schedule




Downstate Illinois Class Locations

Registration Information

COST:
$145.00 per person for 15-hour two- day full course
$70.00 per person for one-day renewal course (Refresher Class is held on the first day of the 2-Day course)

Downstate 2-Day 15 Hr. Class Schedule  

Downstate - 5 Hr. State Certificate Refresher Schedule


Downstate Illinois Registration Forms


Downstate Illinois Registration Form


ONLINE - 15 Hr. & 5 Hr. State Refresher Training Program - Registration Form


ONLINE Training Test Schedule


Once you have completed the online training course, you will then then attend one of our available class locations to take the exam.  (The 2nd class day of any of the locations on our schedule that have a Course Code starting with a "S" would be available.)  


**NEW**

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 by July 1, 2014.

FAQ's On the Food Handler Training Program

Food Handler Training Cost:
$9.95 per person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 



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 Fax: 630.627.8106 Toll-free: 800.624.6712