Illinois requires certification as well as an extra step for Food Service Sanitation Managers. Please read carefully.

State Requirements: Food Safety Manager on duty at all times and Food Handlers must take an ANSI/ASTM 2659 approved course. After completing an ANSI-accredited certification, the State of Illinois requires one more step to obtain a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate. Click the orange button below for full instructions.

Food Protection Manager: Required. 

Food Handlers: Required. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

Exceptions: None.

Manager Training Hours: Effective July 1, 2014, 8 hours of training is required. All training must be approved by the Illinois Department of Health.

Food Handler Course: Must be a ANSI/ASTM 2659 approved course. Please click the Basic Food Handler (BFH) link to get certified now.

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

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Acceptance: Yes

Course Materials Available: Yes

Approved Options: Classroom, Proctored Online and Pearson Vue Centers. Please check with your local jurisdiction or regulatory body for the most current information.

Instructions for Illinois

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