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Extension offers certified food protection manager course at Heartland

Food Protection

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – 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 Wednesday, September 27 and Friday, September 29 at Heartland Community College (Workforce Development Center (WDC), Room 3002). The first day of the class will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and the second day of the class, including the test, will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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. If you need materials in a language other than English, please notify the course instructor, Jenna Smith, at least 10 business days prior to the class at 309-663-8306 or email at  


Space is limited, so enroll now. To register, visit Heartland Community College’s website at and search Professional Development then In-Person Professional Learning to enroll or contact by phone at 309-268-8160. 


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact us at 309-663-8306.


SOURCE: Jenna Smith, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Counties

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.