Illinois Food Handler Training and Manager Certification

Illinois Food Safety Handler Manager Training Courses & ANSI Exam

  • Food Safety Manager Certification
  • Food Handler Training

Illinois Food Safety Manager Principles Course & ANSI-CFP Certification Exam

Course Description
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course will give you the proper food safety training to help you prepare for the nationally accredited certification exam of the ANSI-CFP (American National Standard Institute – Conference for Food Protection). The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

Course Hours: 8 Hours
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
Cost:

  • Food Safety Management Principles Course (English) – $85.00
  • Principios de Administración de Seguridad de Alimentos Learn2Serve -
    Food Safety Management Principles Course (Spanish) – $85.00
  • Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course - City of Chicago - $85.00
  • Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course - City of Evanston - $85.00
  • Food Protection Manager Certification (ANSI-CFP) Exam – $55.00
  • Special: Food Safety Management Principles Course with Exam – $99.00

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
  • Lesson 3: Contaminants
  • Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
  • Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
  • Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 8: Pest Control
  • Lesson 9: Facility Design
  • Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
  • Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
  • Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
  • Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
  • Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood

ANSI-CFP Exam
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.

This accredited exam is accepted in most states and jurisdictions* that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher to get credit for completion of this course. Please remember, your examination must be proctored. 

*This exam is not accepted in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Help with Exam

  • Before the Exam: To login to the exam you will need the username and password sent to you in the exam enrollment notice email. If you did not receive your username and password contact Customer Support at 855-796-3525. IMPORTANT: You must have your Username and Password available when you arrive to take the exam.
  • To Schedule Your Exam Online: Click here
  • End of Course/Exam Instructions: Your Official Certificate will be mailed within 15 business days of completing the exam, however, a printable Proof of Completion document is available via the LMS once you complete and pass the final exam. (400K- PDF) – Download

 

Illinois Food Safety State Requirements:

Illinois requires that a person in charge of a food establishment demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code. Taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an Exam is one way to demonstrate knowledge. Local requirements may exceed the state’s minimum requirements.

The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.

Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC)
Effective July 1, 2014, two more provisions went into effect; the training hour requirement is reduced from 16 hours to 8 hours inclusive of the exam, and the recertification of a food service sanitation manager must be accomplished by completing an 8 hour training course, inclusive of the exam, and passing an ANSI-CFP accredited exam with a minimum grade of 75%.

Illinois Food Handler Certificate Program – $7.00
Required for those individuals that work in restaurants and other non-restaurant facilities such as nursing homes, licensed day care homes and facilities, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities.

The Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended by SB1495 , passed into law on August 27, 2013 establishes food handler training requirements and changes the existing training and certification requirements for food safety managers, as well as establishes food handler training requirements.

Key Provisions – Food Handlers:

  • Beginning July 1, 2014 all food handlers employed by restaurants will be required to receive
    or obtain ANSI accredited training in basic safe food handling principles within 30 days of
    employment and every 3 years thereafter.
  • Businesses with internal training programs and assessments approved in another state as
    of August 27, 2013 will receive automatic approval in Illinois upon providing proof that their
    program is approved in said state. Select county health departments in the state may also
    offer training if the program is approved by the IDPH.
  • ANSI accredited training such as the Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate Program
    is transferrable between employers. Internal training programs are not transferrable between employers.

Regulations:

Illinois Administrative Code - Title 77: Public Health - Part 750. Food Service Sanitation Code
URL: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07700750sections.html

Contact Info:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies
525 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
(217) 782-4977
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/fddintro.htm

Major cities served: Chicago, Evanston, Peoria, Champaign, Naperville, Springfield, Schaumburg.

Illinois Food Safety Training Requirements & Re-Certification:

Food Safety Training Required For Managers: Yes (City of Chicago, City of Evanston - see below)
Food Safety Training Required Food Handlers: Yes (City of Chicago, City of Evanston - see below)
Certification Exam Required: Yes
Re-training Frequency Required: 5 years
Re-certification Exam Required: 5 years

Local Requirements:

Local Requirements: City of Chicago and City of Evanston have Food Service Sanitation Certificate requirements.

Food Service Sanitation Certificate - City of Chicago
A certified Food Service Sanitation Manager is on duty at all times when potentially hazardous food is prepared or served.  This person is responsible for overseeing the food handling and preparation process to prevent the occurrence of food-borne illness.

The Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification program is administered by the Department of Public Health and other approved training providers.  This program is designed to offer food handlers and supervisors a basic food science background and develop knowledge for the proper handling of food and the unsanitary maintenance of food establishments.

To obtain a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate you must attend and pass an approved course.  A list of approved training providers is available at the following link: Approved Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Training Programs

The Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate must be posted prominently and should be in plain view of customers. For more information contact the Food Protection Division at: Phone: (312) 746.8030 Email: food@cityofchicago.org

Source: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/environ_health/svcs/enroll_in_a_foodsanitationcertificationcourse.html

Food Service Sanitation Certificate - City of Evanston
A Food Handler is defined as a food employee working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces. Please Note: The City of Evanston does not accept SafeServe, a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certifcation (FSSMC) is required.

Food Handler Training/Food Service Manager Certification Courses provided by 360 Training - an approved City of Evanston Provider.

As of July 1, 2014 the State of Illinois requires any food handler, unless that person has a valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification(FSSMC), to complete a food handler training course. A food handler is defined as an individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces. The State of Illinois Food Code requires that Risk Category 1 and 2 facilities employ one or more certified managers to supervise food service operations.

Source: http://www.cityofevanston.org/health/food-service-manager-certification/

^ top