Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. University of Illinois Extension offers the Food Protection Manager Certification course and examination, which is required every 5 years. University of Illinois Extension uses the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals examination, which is approved by the American National Standards Institute. Participants learn about basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation.

The Certified Food Protection Manager class will meet on Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 28 at Heartland Community College (Workforce Development Center (WDC), Room 1402). The first day of the class will be held from 9 am – 3 pm and the second day of the class, including the test, will be held from 9 am – 2 pm. Please bring a photo ID on the day of the exam.

There is a program fee of $125 per person (all sessions). This fee is for the purchase of materials and the examination.

Space is limited, so enroll now.