Food Protection Manager Certification
Get your Food Protection Manager Certification with this 8 hour proctored food licensing course that meets conveniently on a Saturday. Choose Certified Food Safety Programs as our program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). We guide you through the process of getting your five year certification. Take the course and test in person and spend less with Certified Food Safety Programs (most on-line course providers do not include the price of materials and proctoring).
Time & Location
We meet at the 490 Lake St, Suite 102 in the western suburbs near I-290 and I-355; free parking)
Start the class at 8:30 a.m., and finish with testing at 4:30 p.m..
Once you register for your course, we send a pre-course study guide so that you can prepare for the one day program. The guide contains the facts and figures you’ll need to know for the test, and multiple choice questions to practice. Then, on the day of the course, we discuss the hazards and regulations of food safety. You will practice multiple choice questions, ask questions, and thoroughly review food safety.
If for any reason, you miss the class or have to reschedule – the registration is valid for a full year. And, the registration can also be transferred to another employee if needed.
The Licensing & Certification Examination
Our FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved exams include ServSafe and National Registry of Food Service Professionals (NRFSP). Pick the test you prefer. ANSI-CFP (American National Standards Institute – Council on Food Protection) – certifies these tests.to meet FDA guidelines. Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and most state mandate these exams for the person-in-charge of a food operation. Also, the City of Chicago Department of Public Health accepts either test for their Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC) credential.
Take the test either with paper and pencil, or with a laptop computer. Choose English, English Large-Print, English/Spanish, English/Korean or English/Chinese options for your test version.
Requirements of Public Health Departments
The Illinois Food Code requires a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) be on site whenever food is handled or served. And, the CFPM must complete an approved eight-hour course and proctored exam every five years. Each local health department must check for this certificate in their inspections. Additionally, the City of Chicago has their own Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC) licensing requirement. However, Certified Food Safety Programs is accepted by Chicago for the licensing process. Take the course in-person or on-line. but you must travel to a testing site for the proctored exam.
Wisconsin and Indiana also require the FDA approved ANSI-CFP exam for the person-in-charge. Because all health departments require proctored supervision of the exam, Certified Food Safety programs can assist you in learning the food code and testing – according to ANSI-CFP guidelines.