Illinois Food Safety Regulations
Food Safety Manager on duty at all times and Food Handlers must take an ANSI approved course.
Food Manager Certification
Required. Minimum of 8 hours of Food Manager training is required. All training must be approved by the Illinois Department of Health.
Food Handler Certification
Required. Food Handlers must obtain food card within 30 days of employment.
Food Handler training should not exceed $15.
Food Manager – 5 years; Food Handler – 3 years.
Prometric, ServSafe, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), and 360 Training
Classroom, Online, or Pearson Testing Centers. Please check your local health department for the most up to date information.
Special Notes and Exceptions
Proof of training must be available on premises for Health Department Inspection
For additional information, visit Illinois Department of Health resources: