Renewal of Illinois FSSMC
If you have previously been certified in Illinois and posses a Food Service Sanitation Manager
Certification (FSSMC) certificate:
Your certification expires 5 years from date of initial certification
You must complete continuing education or a renewal examination during the 5 years after your
certificate is issued, but before that certificate expires. This may not be done after the certificate
expires (There are no exceptions).
Your specific options are:
- Complete an approved 5 hour refresher course, or
- Complete an approved 8 hour FSSMC course, or
- Complete an IDPH pre-approved course that is at least 5 hours long, or
- Complete a renewal examination with a score of 75% or above. That test may not be retaken, if failed.
One of the options above must be completed.
We offer the Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles Certification Training course that provides
training to fulfill the 8-hour Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) Course requirement in
Illinois. When successfully completing this 8-hour recertification course, you do NOT have to take the
proctored exam again.
Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Recertification
||City of Chicago
||City of Evanston
A typical Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager course held in a
classroom lasts 8 to 16 hours, costs $175 to $275 and are frequently held on weekends.
For those of us who work in the food and beverage industry, this is our busiest time and difficult to
schedule the day off. If you work for tips, these are the most profitable days we have.
Taking the Illinois FSSMC course online allows you to take the course on your own schedule and at your own
pace. If you didn't understand part of the video, you may replay it to see it again and get the answers. This is
hard to do in a large class of 20 to 30 people when an instructor is already speaking on the next subject.
In today's economy, money is tight, gasoline is expensive and it makes sense to eliminate unnecessary trips when
possible. Taking our online Illinois Food Safety Manager course allows you to save this time and expense.