With a minimum of four examinees, a convenient location in the Chicago area can be scheduled after the required 8 hour course (whether on-line or in person) has been completed. Choose either the ServSafe or the National Registry of Food Service Professionals (NRFSP) test. Both are certified by ANSI-CFP (American National Standards Institute – Council on Food Protection) – required by the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana – and the City of Chicago. Successfully completing the proctored examination provides the qualifications for a food safety manager, also known as the “person-in-charge”.
The test may be taken with paper and pencil, or with a laptop computer. The testing agency will provide an official certificate within ten business days. If the test is proctored with a laptop, you will know right away of a passing score. However, the actual score and certificate will not be available for up to ten business days.
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The food code in Illinois mandates the completion of an approved eight-hour course in addition to the proctored licensing exam. This is not the on-line two hour course for Food Handler Certification. Proof of completion of an approved eight-hour course must be presented at the class. To finish the course on the same day as the examination, please click on the link to the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate Licensing Course/Test. A study guide is provided on registration to learn the course content before the class.