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Certified Livestock Manager Training 2024 | Springfield

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Bank of Springfield Center
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Strengthen your operation by completing livestock manager certification training.

The Livestock Management Facilities Act requires facilities designed for 300 or more animal units to have at least one employee certified in environmentally aware manure management techniques.

  • Facilities designed for 301 to 999 animal units must have at least one employee attend a workshop or complete the online training.
  • Facilities with more than 1,000 animal units must have a certified livestock manager attend a workshop and pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture exam or complete the online training and pass the online test.
  • Youth under 18 years of age are welcome to take the training but cannot be the only certified manager at their facility. 
  • The Extension training fee is $40, and IDOA’s certification fee is $30.

In-person trainings offered by Illinois Extension and Illinois Department of Agriculture

Choose from eight in-person workshops. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • Jan. 30 - Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield
  • Jan. 31 - U of I Extension office, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Bldg., 1000 N Main St., Monmouth
  • Feb. 1 -  U of I Extension office, Kendall- Grundy County Farm Bureau Bldg., 4000 N. Division St., Morris
  • Feb. 2 - Stephenson County Farm Bureau Bldg., 210 W. Spring St, Freeport
  • Feb. 6 - Effingham County Extension Office, 1209 North Wenthe Drive, Effingham
  • Feb. 7 - Clinton County Extension Office, 1163 North 4th Street, Breese
  • Feb. 8 - U of I Extension Office, Pike County Farm Bureau Bldg., 1301 E Washington, Pittsfield


A range of topics related to the operation, management, and utilization of livestock waste and waste facilities will be covered. Additionally, the latest regulations, best management practices, and research for manure-related issues will be discussed. The training manual is Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship, available at

Process and Fees

Sites open at 8:30 a.m., with the training program starting promptly at 9 a.m. The training lasts 3.5 hours. The Illinois Department of Agriculture will administer the exam after the training. The Extension training fee is $40, and IDOA’s certification fee is $30. If you have questions about the program, contact Extension Educator Stanley Solomon at


Under the circumstances of event cancellation, please check for weather or other cancellation issues. Registered participants will also receive a cancellation email, but website updates will be the first response.


The 2024 test includes 50 questions on both paper-based and online tests. To pass the exam, 70% of the questions, 35 of 50, must be answered correctly. A Spanish version of the test is now available. Ahora ya está disponible una versión en español del examen ¡para CLMT.

Online training options

Online training and testing are available all year and follow the same format as the in-person workshops. Online training includes nine modules of 10- to 20-minute videos that can be viewed at your own pace. Those who have more than 1,000 animal units may take the test online. Access the training at

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact