In Illinois, each retail food establishment is required to have at a Certified Food Manager on the premises at all times. To become a certified food manager, you need to take an approved 8 hour course and pass an exam approved by ANSI and the Conference on Food Protection (CFP).
Our course is currently not approved.
To find a list of approved courses, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health or visit their website for course schedules: http://public.dph.illinois.gov/fssmccourses/Default.aspx
Note: Local jurisdictions can, and often do, set requirements that exceed those of the state. Potential students are encouraged to check for any additional local requirements.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies
As a qualified food manager/operator, you are not just responsible for the daily operations of your establishments. Most states require the manager or person in charge to demonstrate their understanding of:
- the relationship between personal hygiene and forborne illness,
- your responsibilities when an employee has a medical condition that may cause foodborne illnesses,
- the symptoms of foodborne illnesses
- the relationship between cooking time and temperature and foodborne illness,
- the requirements for storing, cooking, serving and cooling potentially hazardous foods,
- and much, much more.
The PSCC Safe Serving Food Manager Certification Course
covers all of the areas recommended by the FDA and those required in most state codes. Upon completion of this course, you will be armed with the information you need to pass an ANSI/CFP approved exam.
To enroll on-line and begin your Safe Serving Food Manager Certification Program
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You will have access to the course and be able to review the course material for 365 days after you login to the course initially. Your certificate will be valid for 2 years.