8/14/23 Proctored Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Licensing Exam North of Chicago SERVSAFE or NRFSP


This ANSI-CFP approved testing is required by the State of Illinois and City of Chicago. Choose between the National Education Foundation’s ServSafe exam , Always Food Safe exam or the National Registry of Food Service Professionals (NRFSP) exam.

The testing site is at the North Shore Holiday Inn at 5300 West Touhy (1/2 mile west of Interstate 94) in Skokie just north of Chicago, Illinois. Free parking in building’s lot.

Proctored testing begins at 3:30 p.m.; requiring a picture ID

Proof of course completion is required for State of Illinois and City of Chicago requirements


Need a proctored food protection manager exam in the near suburbs just northwest of Chicago? Complete this food licensing test (after an approved 8 hour course) and get the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification for Illinois. The Chicago FSSMC (Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certificate) license requires the same course and exam. A Certified Food Protection Manager must be on-site when food is prepared or served. Our CFPM testing program qualifies the Person-In-Charge for this responsibility. Although called by different names, most state public health departments require successful testing for the person-in-charge of a food operation. In Indiana, for example, this exam provides a Certified Food Handlers License. However, in Wisconsin, the same exam identifies as Food Manager Certification.

Choose either the ServSafe or National Registry (NR FSP) national licensing exam. Both tests comply with the ANSI Conference for Food Protection (CFP) requirements for the person-in-charge. Most local & state licensing boards for food safety licensing accept these exams.

Certified Food Safety Programs offers the proctored exam as part of the one day course. View this option at the course page However, completing an approved on-line course is also acceptable. The licensing examination begins at 3:00 p.m., so arrive fifteen minutes in advance. And, a complimentary review begins at 2:00 p.m..

The testing site be at 5361 W Lawrence Avenue in Chicago Jefferson Park neighborhood, convenient to parking and public transportation.

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