January 18 | 9 AM


In 2022, University of Illinois Extension is hosting 10 Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops throughout the state. The workshops will begin on January 18 in Effingham and conclude on February 23 at Illinois Pork Expo. Online CLM training is open all year round.

Who needs certification

According to the Livestock Facilities Management Act, in Illinois, livestock facilities that house 300 or more animal units (for example, 750 finishing hogs, 214 dairy cows, or 300 beef cattle) are required to have at least one person certified in the environmental protection aspects manure management.  Facilities designed for 301 to 999 animal units must have at least one employee attend a workshop or complete the training online. Facilities with 1,000 or more animal units must have a certified livestock manager attend a workshop and pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture's exam or complete the online training and pass the online test.

Workshop Registration

Registrations will open one month before the workshop. Online registration at go.illinois.edu/CLMT is required, and at some locations, space is limited. The workshop fee is $40 (each additional participant $30), and IDoA's certification fee is $30. We kindly ask all participants to wear a mask to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. In case we need to cancel a workshop due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances, we will inform you via email and refund your registration fee. Please check your email or our website for updates. 

Online Training

Access online training at go.illinois.edu/CLMT. This new version of online training follows the same format as in-person workshops. There are nine modules (10-20 min videos), and you can work through these modules at your own pace. If you have more than 1,000 animal units, you can take the test online at the end of the training. You are allowed multiple attempts on the test. Each time you take the test, 50 questions will be randomly selected from our question bank. The online training fee is $40 and IDoA's certification fee is $30. Once you create an account, you will have access to the training videos and also enrichment videos for three months.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in CLMT, please contact Nesli Akdeniz at neslihan@illinois.edu.