Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all food service establishments that prepare
and serve food to have a certified food service manager on the premises at all times food is being handled. As of July 1st, 2014 new employees must have their certification within 30 days.
In order to receive this Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification
(FSSMC) from the state of Illinois, the employee must take an approved 8 hour training course and pass an accredited exam. The Illinois requirement for this course was shortened from 15 hours to only 8 hours as of July 1st, 2014.
The course and exam is provided by 360training (Learn2Serve) in partnership with National Hospitality Training LLC. This Exam is accepted by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) and is accepted in all 50 states.
The online exam is taken in a 3rd party proctored environment. ANSI-CFP has strict procedures as to how the exam is administered. The state of Illinois requires a score of 75 or higher in order to accept the exam.
Certificate holders may also renew their license by completing an approved food safety 8 hour
course prior to the expiration of their certification as a part of the continuing education clause. With this
procedure, you do NOT need to retake the proctored exam for renewal.
Please visit our Certificate Renewal page using the menu to the left to take the Certificate Renewal course.
How to Take the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Exam
The first step is to purchase either the food safety course and exam as a package (recommended) or just the exam by itself. Once you purchase the package or exam, you will need to register to take the exam at the test center. It is taken in an online format at the test center.
When you purchase the Exam and/or the package deal, both Include the PSI Test Center and proctor fee. There are no additional Fees. *Retakes not included. Additional exam retake fee will apply if you fail the test. This is the reason we recommend purchasing both the prep course and the exam as a package.
Once you register, you will receive an email from the test center with your username and password that you MUST take with you to the test center.
Purchase the Food Course, Exam Only or Course & Exam Package Below!
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End of Course Instructions:
After you have completed both the course and the exam, please email copies of your certificates of
completion to Lori Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org. A letter of
completion indicating that you have passed the exam will be available at the completion of the exam.
An Official certificate of completion for the exam will be mailed to you within 15 days. If you need your official exam score
sooner, please contact Learn2ServeCertified@360training.com for further assistance.