Food Protection Manager 

Illinois and Chicago

Also know as Food Sanitation License, Sanitation License, or Formerly the FSSMC (Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification). 

The Certified Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) is required by Section 750.540 of the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code. 

The My Food Service License Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Certification Program has been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board in accordance with the Standard for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs (2021).

My Food Service License provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. 
Commonly known as the Food Safety Manager, CFPM, Food Sanitation Manager, PIC Manager, FSSMC, Food Safety Manager and more, the official certification is called the Certified Food Protection Manager.                                                                                                              
A Certified Food Protection Manager plays a significant role in keeping food safe and the ability to serve safe food. He/she has to protect the public from foodborne illness.

Anytime food is produced or served, it is recommended that at least one person should be working with a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) license . 

The My Food Service License Certified Food Protection Manager course teaches students how to  implement essential food safety practices to create a food safety culture. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service subject matter experts. 

Our self-paced course gives students 24/7 access using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Students can also review any section that they choose to reinforce the training.  Our certification program is 100% online and self-paced.  Examinees can also take their ANAB-CFP Certification Exam on demand without the need to schedule a date and time.  

We aim to make the process as convenient as possible for all interested in achieving their certification. 



Food Handler Training 


A food handler is defined by law as a person who works in a food facility and performs any duties that involve the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility. Our course provides Food Handlers the confidence to effectively serve safe food.  

The exam is given at the end of the course and is not proctored. Course fee includes; course, exam, and state-specific food handlers card. 

Who is required to have a Food Handlers Certification in Illinois?  Any food handler working in Illinois, unless that person has a valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) or an unpaid volunteer. If someone working in a facility is not a food handler regularly but fills in as a food handler when needed, they must have food handler training.

This course uses state-of-the-art programming and can be used on all computers, tablets, and smartphones, without the need for any other downloads. 
Upon successful completion of your course and test, you will print your Food Handler Card.

The course is available in English and Spanish


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State Requirements: Certified Food Protection Manager on duty at all times and Food Handlers must take an approved course. After obtaining the national certification, the City of Chicago requires one more step to obtain a City of Chicago Food Protection Manager Certificate.  Applicants must apply the City of Chicago.  My Food Service License will guide you through this process. 

Food Protection Manager: Required.

Food Handlers: Required.

Exceptions: None.

Manager Training Hours: Manager Training Hours: Effective July 1, 2014, 8 hours of training is required. 

Food Handler Course: Must be an approved course.

Food Manager Certification and Food Handler Certificate Renewal: Food Manager every 5 years; Food Handler every 3 years.