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How to become an Illinois Food Protection Manager with our ANSI accredited certification exam

  • Our Learn2Serve exam is ANSI accredited (Certificate Issuer is #0975)
  • Make your course, exam or combo package choice. After you have enrolled, we will send an email with further instructions.
  • The principles course is not mandatory for certification. Some localities require it anyway so check with your employer. Passing the exam is what qualifies you as certified.
  • After you pass the exam, print your Certificate of Completion and wallet sized card. We will report your training to your state or county if required.
  • We are powered by Learn2Serve, our online partner for over 20 years.
  • Is our certification the same as ServSafe? It sure is. We both have ANSI-CFP accredited certification exams. Our Learn2Serve powered training has been in business for over 20 years.

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 Manager or other Person in Charge (PIC) who is ultimately responsible for food safety.
  • ANAB accredited food handlers card provided by 360Training / Learn2Serve
  • Print your 2 year food handler certificate on completion of exam
  • Food handlers certification is valid nationwide. Available English or Spanish
  • Lost your food handlers card? Log back in with username and password and reprint it!
Why Food Managers choose us for certification
  • Learn2Serve Food Manager Training Course and Exam has been used by thousands of Food Protection Managers in Illinois and Nationwide
  • is the official partner of 360Training / Learn2Serve since 2003
  • Learn2Serve Exam accredited by ANSI-CFP 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
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

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Illinois Food Manager Training Menu

Illinois Food Handler - Food Allergens - BASSET Menu

Illinois Food Protection Manager 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 
ANAB 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

Illinois State 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


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  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

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