Serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Chef in kitchen instructing students.

Formally called the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification, this program meets the eight-hour coursework and examination requirement set by the Illinois Department of Public Health for the Certified Food Protection Manager certification. Recertification is required every five years. 

The course is taught over two days and the exam is administered the second day. A photo ID is required for the exam. The program fee is $115, which includes the book, examination, educational materials and lunch. Pre-registration is required. If a reader or translator is needed, contact the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals by email or call 800-446-0257.

For more about the course, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health.

March 23 & 25

Decatur, IL


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June 2 & 4

Clinton, IL

October 7 & 9

Monticello, IL


To be added to a waiting list, contact Nutrition & Wellness
Educator Caitlin Mellendorf by email or call 217-877-6042.

An ANSI-approved online Certified Food Protection Manager Course is available through University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 


Sign up Here 


Questions? Contact Beth Reutter by email or call 217-398-0103.

Illinois Extension in DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt counties does not currently offer Food Handler training. A Food Handlers Certificate is required for certain individuals working in both restaurant and non-restaurant food businesses, such as childcare centers, nursing homes, schools, etc. Training must be approved by the American National Standards Institute.
The below list of agencies provide Food Handlers training and the exam:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | 217-333-2024  

Tap Series | 888-826-5222 

ServSafe | 800-765-2122

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals | 800-446-0257

Food Handlers Classes | 903-893-3717

Premier Food Safety | 800-676-3121 

National Hospitality Training LLC | 877-541-3555

Learn 2 Serve | 888-360-8764 

Illinois Extension provides this information as a courtesy and
does not endorse any company, products, or services over another.