Skip to main content

Get your certified food protection manager certification

 four different photos of restaurant food safety

Americans love dining out. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply eating on the go, eating out is a part of our lives. With an ever-growing number of individuals eating out, it is more important than ever to ensure consumers have exceptional, high-quality food and safe food.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed the 2022 Food Code to safeguard food. This code provides uniform procedures addressing food safety at retail food establishments. Illinois requires these businesses to have a person-in-charge or manager obtain an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification. Those receiving this certification have specialized training regarding the safe handling, preparation, and storage of food to help prevent foodborne-related illnesses. The certificate is valid for five years from the exam date and must be retaken once the certificate expires.

University of Illinois Extension will offer the Illinois Certified Food Protection Manager course on three different dates. Choose the location that fits your schedule best. 

July 30 & August 2 - Rockford Police Station District 1, 1045 W. State St., Rockford, IL

August 27 & August 30 - Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport, IL

December 3 & December 6 - Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport, IL

During this two-day class, participants will learn about food safety and contamination, employee health and hygiene, safe food handling practices, cleaning and sanitizing, and HACCP. 

There is a $125.00 program fee to cover this educational session. The fee includes educational materials, examination, and lunch. Space is limited, and therefore preregistration is required. To register, call U of I Extension at (815) 235-4125 or click the preferred date above to go directly to the registration page. 

Participants should bring a valid photo ID and arrive 15 minutes early to register, as class will begin promptly at the designated times. Participants must attend the full two-day training to be eligible to take the exam.

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the Extension Office at (815) 235-4125. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. 

About Extension

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.