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How to become an Illinois Certified Food Protection Manager with our ANSI accredited Certification Exam and optional Course

” Is 360Training / Learn2Serve Food Manager Training the Same Certification as ServSafe?”

The answer is yes. 360Training / Learn2Serve ® is a brand name just as ServSafe, StateFood Safety, eFood, Premier, and others are. If the exam is ANSI accredited, then the certification is exactly the same

Our distinction from some of the others is: No Surprise Add-On Fees at Checkout! Prices listed on this page are your Total Final Cost! Learn2Serve is an ANSI Accredited Program. Certificate Issuer #0975

This is what you need to do to get Food manager Certified

Choose your Food Manager Course / Exam Bundle or the single Exam or Course.

The Food Manager training course is not mandatory to be certified. It helps prepare you for the exam. However, you must always pass the exam to get your certification card.

After enrollment, we will send a confirmation email with your Food Manager Course / Exam instructions. Stop and restart the course as often as you want. But once the proctored exam is started, it must be finished without stopping.

You may take the Proctored Learn2Serve Exam Online, but only on a laptop or desktop with camera and microphone capability. Phones and tablets are not allowed for the exam.

The Training Course may be taken on any type of device, but the exam must be taken on a laptop or desktop.

You will receive your official “Certified Food Protection Manager” certificate immediately after passing the exam.

The HACCP training, Food Handler training, and Allergens training may be taken on a phone or any device.

Have more questions about Food Manager Certification? See our FAQ 

Why is Texas Food Manager Certification Different?

Texas Food Managers have a Texas DSHS Exam. Texans may take the Food Manager Course and Texas Exam on any type of device (including phones) with no proctor. However, if you need the proctored ANSI-CFP Certification Exam in Texas, you may take it only on a computer or laptop.

* NOTICE: All 50 states may take the Food Handler Course and ANSI Accredited Exam or the HACCP Courses or Allergens Course on a phone or any device.

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Why Professional Food Protection Managers in Illinois choose us for their training and Certification

  • The Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam we offer has been used by thousands of Food Protection Managers in Illinois and Nationwide to get their Food Managers Certification Card
  • We are the official online partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • The Learn2Serve Exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) and is accepted Nationwide for Food Safety Management
  • Your Food Protection Manager Certification is valid for 5 years (Some localities may have a 2 or 3 year expiration date. Check with your local officials)
  • Note: Food Protection Manager Certification is also known as Food Sanitation Manager, Food Safety Manager, Food Service Manager, and Food Handler Manager Food Management Certification, among other titles

What is the difference between an Illinois Food Handler and a Food Handler Manager?

A Food Handler prepares or serves food under the supervision of a Food Handler Manager or other Person in Charge (PIC).

Our ANSI-CFP Accredited Food Handlers Card is provided by 360Training / Learn2Servem our online partner

Print your 2 Year Food Handler Certificate / Permit / Card on completion of the exam

The ANSI Accredited Food Handlers Certification is valid Nationwide. It is available in English or Spanish ( Florida, Ohio, and Utah have exclusive Certificates )

Did you lose your Food Handlers Card? You can log back in with your username and password and reprint it anytime

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Attention: All States (except Texas), Mobile & Tablet Users
The Food Manager ANSI Exam may only be taken online with a Desktop or Laptop with a camera and mic capability. However, you may still take the Food Manager Course, Food Handler, Food Allergy, HACCP and Alcohol Server Courses on your phone or tablet. The Courses Menu is found below

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Is Food Manager Certification Training Required in my State?

About half of the United States requires mandatory Food Protection Manager Certification at the state level. Most of the other states have mandatory Food Safety Manager Certification at the County or even city level. Even the states that don't have mandatory food manager certification statewide, highly encourage it.

We have listed the Mandatory States and the States by County Mandated below. For more detailed information about your state or county, find your home state page in the website menu at the top of this page or click your state below. If you can’t find what you need there, you will find a direct link to your state’s regulatory authority.

States with Mandatory Food Protection Manager Certification: AlaskaCaliforniaConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndianaLouisianaMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandTexasUtahWisconsinWashington D.C.

States with Mandatory Food Manager Training at the County Level: AlabamaArizonaColoradoHawaiiIowaKansasKentuckyMaineMarylandMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVermontVirginiaWashington

Why do I need to be a Certified Food Safety Manager anyway?

Illinois Food Protection Manager Certification Training is intended to prevent food-borne illness by learning food safety procedures to protect the public, other food workers, and your business.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets some type of food-borne illness. Of these, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food-borne disease. Many of these illnesses were acquired in food establishments.

 

 

Certified Food Safety Manager Course Topics

Food Safety Enforcement & Why It’s Important • How Foodborne Illness is Caused & How to Identify it • Identify Physical, Biological, & Chemical Contamination • Food Preservation & Food Temperature Control • Personal Hygiene in the Workplace • Safely Receiving and Storing Food • Safe Cleaning, Sanitation, Pest Control, and Facility Planning • HACCP Program, and More Food Safety Manager Certification Requirements

Illinois Food Protection Manager Illinois Requirements

Food Safety Training for Managers: Yes 
Food Manager Renewal Frequency: Industry standard is 5 years (This time may vary. Check with your local authorities)
Food Manager Exam required: Yes 
ANSI Food Handler Training : Yes 
Food Handler Renewal Frequency: Every 2 to 5 years. (Check with local authority)
Local Requirements: Check with local food safety officials
5 largest Cities in Illinois : 
Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville

State of Illinois Food Safety Contact Information

Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code Website
Mailing Address:
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies
525 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Phone: (217) 782-4977

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Website

About FoodManagerOnline.com

We have been the online training partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003. We have an extensive history of working in all aspects of the food, beverage, and hospitality business from dishwasher to restaurant owner. 

Together with Learn2Serve, our websites have been used as access in training thousands of food service managers, food handler managers, food handlers, and alcohol servers.

We also have live food manager, food handler, and TABC Certification classes in Texas through dramshopschool.com  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

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