The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires instructors to administer an American National Standards Institute-Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) approved exam. Illinois State University utilizes ServSafe (National Restaurant Association) as the exam provider. Successful completionof the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification class at ISU will result in ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification.
If you need Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) through the State of Illinois, you will need to go to the IDPH Food Safety website, create or log-in to your user account, and provide requested documentation along with a $35 certification fee. If you have any questions about Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification, including the status of certificates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois State University has developed IDPH-approved food handler training to provide affected University employees with required training in accordance with the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625). The goal of this training is to provide food handlers with a basic understanding of food safety in order to prevent the potential for foodborne illness and provide safe food to customers. Food safety training provides food handlers with the knowledge and confidence to make educated and sound decisions in regard to food safety. Food Handler Training is only available to University employees, is free of charge, and is non-transferrable.
The Illinois Food Code (77 IAC 750) defines a food handler as a “food employee”. A food employee is any individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces. All ISU food handlers must complete food handler training:
This trainign consists of the following:
In order to obtain a certificate of training completion, you must complete the food handler training assessment with a minimum score of 75%.