Certified Food Protection Managers Class & Exam

Under the Food Service Sanitation Code, the Illinois Department of Public requires all food establishments to be supervised by a certified Food Service Sanitation Manager during hours of operation. 

The two-day course will be taught by Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Lisa Peterson and provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the National Certification Examination. Topics include foodborne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning and sanitization. Certificates need to be renewed every five years. Participants must attend both classes. The certification exam will take place on the second day of classes. Please bring a valid photo ID to the exam.

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (30 minute lunch) 
  • Sunday, Sept 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. (review & testing)  

The fee for this course is $100 and includes the textbook, class materials and exam. Classes fill quickly!

If needed, a retest will cost $50 and scheduled with Lisa Peterson, Certified Food Protection Managers Instructor. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Lisa Peterson, lap5981@illinois.edu.