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

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

The answer is Yes. Learn2Serve ® is a brand name just as ServSafe,  StateFood Safety, and others are. If the exam is ANSI-CFP accredited, then the certification is exactly the same

Our distinction from some of the others is: No Surprise Add-On Fees at checkout and excellent customer service!

Learn2Serve is an ANSI Accredited Program. Certificate Issuer #0975

* Your Food Manager Exam is taken online with one of our proctors *


This is what you need to do to get your Food Manager Certification Card

First click on your training choice from the course menu. This will take you to a screen to choose your home state. You will not be asked for your credit card number until you are 100% sure you want to get certified with us.

The Food Manager prep course is Not Mandatory to be certified. However, it helps prepare you for the exam. You must always Pass the Exam to be Certified.

After you enroll, we will send a confirmation email with your course / exam instructions and refund information.

You will print your official Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate of Completion and wallet card immediately after you pass the exam. Note: Most students pass the exam one the first try. If you don't pass the first time, you get a second free attempt at the exam.

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

  • Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam has been used by thousands of Food Protection Managers in Illinois and Nationwide
  • FoodManagerOnline.com is the official partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • Learn2Serve Exam accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Accepted Nationwide for Food Safety Management
  • Food Protection Manager Certification valid 5 years (Some localities may have 2 or 3 year expiration date. Check with 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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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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