Illinois

Food Manager Training 

 

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 State of  Illinois and City of Chicago Certified Food Protection Manager course provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students will earn their nationally accredited certification upon passing the exam with a score of 75% or higher. 

The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research, and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts. Our program gives professionals the skills and confidence needed to serve safe food. 

The My Food Service License State of Illinois and City of Chicago Certified Food Protection Manager course is self-paced and allows students the ability to start and stop throughout the course.  Hours of video, text, and interactive quizzes and puzzles allow students to learn through various learning styles.  

Content covered in our course includes:

- The Importance of Food Safety Education
- An Overview of Foodborne Illness
- Chemical, Physical and Biological Contaminants
- Foodborne Illnesses and Intoxications
- The Flow of Food
- HACCP
- Cleaning and Sanitation
- Pest Control
- The A.L.E.R.T System
- F.A.T.T.O.M
- Practice Exams and quizzes and much more... 

 

 

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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.

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