University of Illinois Extension offering Certified Food Protection Managers Class & Exam in January - Montgomery County

University of Illinois Extension will be offering the state mandated Certified Food Protection Managers class and exam. The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Code (section 750.540) requires food service establishments to be under the operational supervision of a certified food protection manager during hours of operation. Certificates need renewal every five years and class attendance is mandatory to sit for the exam. 

The two-day course will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro, located at #1 Industrial Park Drive, on January 30 and 31. Participants are required to attend both days of classes. The exam will take place on the second day. Please bring a photo id. This class, the materials, and the exam will be offered in English. If you have special needs or require assistance, please let us know during registration for reasonable accommodations. 

The class will be taught by Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension. This class 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.

Please pre-register by January 16. Pre-registration is required because exams need to be ordered prior to course. Register by calling the Montgomery County Extension Office or online at For any questions or concerns, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 217-532-3941 or emailing

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-532-3941. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.