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What is a Food Handler Certificate?

If you work at a restaurant or handle food in a food selling or serving establishment, you'll need a Food Handler Training course.

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Food Handler Training Certificate:

The Learn2Serve.com Food Handler Training course will discuss various food safety handling and serving principles. Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion.

Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, and even c-store clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the content and learning outcomes. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler's Certificate document (or card).

What is Food Manager Certification?

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc.

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Food Manager Certification:

A Food Manager Certification is designed for mid-level or experienced professionals in the food service industry, such as restaurant managers, produce managers, c-store managers, etc. With the Food Manager Certification Exam there are no required courses or training requirements leading up to the exam (unless jurisdiction requirements stipulate otherwise). The learner is assessed based on their knowledge of a set of concepts.

Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will earn their Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) designation (or CFP). This acronym can be added to the individual's name. The certification is valid for a period of three to five years. At the end of the certification period, recertification will be required.

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Illinois Online Food Safety Manager Training and Certification

Why Choose Learn2Serve?

No additional Test Center/Proctor Fees!*
  • Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Recognized by major employers, insurance firms, and enforcement agencies
  • Trusted by major restaurant and food establishments in the state
  • Interactive technology and the convenience of the Internet deliver responsive & engaging online training materials.
  • Live toll-free support from an expert advisor via phone or the Internet.

Convenience Store Essential Bundles

  • This package comprises of the following courses: Food Safety Management Principles – IL….

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles – Illinois
    • Illinois Class A-B UST Operator Certification
    • Illinois BASSET On-Premises Alcohol Seller-Server
    • Online Package
    • $145.00
  • This package comprises of the following courses: Food Safety Management Principles – (City…

    Package Includes:

    • Illinois Class A-B UST Operator Certification
    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles – City of Chicago
    • Illinois BASSET On-Premises Alcohol Seller-Server
    • Online Package
    • $145.00
  • 360training’s Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
    • Online Package
    • $55.00
  • The Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles Training course fulfills the 8 hour Food Service…

    Package Includes:

    • Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam – Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center
    • Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles – Illinois
    • Online Package
    • $160.00 $125.00

*Retakes not included. Additional exam retake fee of $25 will apply.

Individual Courses

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  • Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, this course presents the characteristics and application of Hazard…
    Credit Type:
    Online Package
    Hours: 16
    $125.00
    QTY.
  • Learn2Serve Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course….

    Learn2Serve Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course – City of Evanston

    This course supports all those who are preparing for certification as a Food Safety Manager. This certification, which is accredited in the United States of America by the Conference for Food Protection and the American National Standards Institute, is a benchmark for the food industry and part of a global standard in food safety education. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and lowers cost as well.

    Hours: 8.0
    Price: $85.00
    No. of Users:
    This course supports all those who are preparing for certification as a Food Safety Manager….
    Credit Type: Certificate
    Online Package
    Hours: 8
    $85.00
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* Indicates course duration. This course is not for credit hours.

With foodborne-illness outbreaks occurring in many places across America including Illinois, food safety has become a pressing, continuing concern of public-health organizations and the state’s restaurant community. Restaurants and other food service establishments in the state are regularly inspected by the health department to ensure that kitchen facilities are up to health standards and employees are complying with safe food handling practices.

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all establishments that prepare and serve food to have a certified food service manager on the premises at all times food is handled.

Food pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella can enter the food supply at various points of the human food chain, but especially and frequently during food handling. Food service managers in restaurants and other food establishments are tasked to make sure that food safety and proper food handling are always observed.

Learn2Serve.com provides training in food safety management principles only to fulfill the 15-hour Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) Course requirement in Illinois. The final certification exam is handled separately by a designated Illinois instructor.

Food Sanitation Certification Illinois

Chicago has enjoyed a significant status as a food manufacturing and processing center in the United States since the 1830s, being home to popular food companies like Kraft, Vienna Beef, Tropicana, and confectionary giant M&M/Mars. Its vibrant restaurant scene is not one to be outshone either with its breadth of delectable gastronomic offerings. Food ingredients are picked fresh from restaurant owners’ own backyards, within 30 to 40 miles from the establishments. From hotdogs and pizzas to five-star degustation dishes and comfort foods, Chicago triumphs every imaginable culinary category in the American midwest, if not America’s food scene as a whole.

With its status as a world-renowned foodie destination and as home to 21 Michelin restaurants, Chicago upholds a high standard of safety for its food industry in general. A foodborne illness outbreak is certainly unacceptable, especially in an industry that has a reputation to protect. To keep its food service safe and at par with global standards, the food workers should be highly competent as well. This is where food Illinois sanitation certification comes in.

Learn2Serve offers an online food sanitation certification in Illinois for food safety managers to professionally equip them in ensuring high quality of food sales and service. The training satisfies the 15-hour credit requirement for a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), as imposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health on all managers of Illinois establishments.

Learn2Serve’s Illinois Online Food Safety Certification Training packages cover Food Safety Management Principles, Illinois Class A/B UST Operator Training and Alcohol/Seller Server On-Premise training. These lessons will prepare enrollees in taking the final certification exam, which is proctored by a third-party test center. Lori Randall, the instructor for the course, will report your course credits and training completion to the department of public health.

Improving your food safety knowledge and skills, as well as your career, is no longer a problem thanks to Learn2Serve. With its Illinois Food Safety Certification training program priced at a fraction of the cost, you’re only a step away from getting the most of your budget with our e-learning offerings. Visit our course library now to know more about our Illinois food safety training bundles and individual courses.

State Requirements

Section 750.551 Certification and Recertification Issuance

  • For purposes of certification and recertification for food service sanitation manager certification, the Department shall accept only training approved by the Department and certification exams accredited under standards developed and adopted by the Conference for Food Protection or its successor. (Section 3 of the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act)
  • Original certifications and recertifications issued under this Part shall:
    1. Be issued only after the Department has received:
      • Evidence of completion of eight hours of Department-approved training;
      • Evidence of successful completion of an approved Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification examination with a final score of 75% or higher;
      • Payment of a $35 nonrefundable fee;
    2. Be issued as of the date when the individual successfully completed the examination;
    3. Expire five years after the date of the original issuance; and
    4. Be issued only if recertification training was taken not more than 12 months prior to the certification expiration date.

360training.com/Learn2Serve.com has been approved by IDPH to offer the 8 hour training. We have also been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as having met the standards of the Conference for Food Protection to offer the National Food Manager Exam through Test Centers throughout Illinois. Our instructor is available to answer any questions regarding course material or reporting your credits to the state.

We ask that you contact her at 360training@professionalfoodsafety.com when you have completed both the training course and the exam (which would need to have been administered through a test center in front of a proctor). The State of Illinois requires you to pass with a 75% or better in order for them to recognize that you have successfully completed the exam. The instructor will need proof of completion of both the course and the exam, so we advise you to attach a copy of both certificates to your email notification to her. She will prepare the necessary paperwork for you to be properly reported to the State.