8-Hour Certification Course

Restaurants are required to employ a minimum number of staff (depending on the food establishment’s risk category) certified in the 8-Hour Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) course. The 8-hour, 2-day program, is offered several times a year for a fee of $93.

Once the course is finished, a final exam must be successfully completed with a passing score. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will issue a certificate upon receipt of a $35 fee payable to IDPH. The certificate is valid for 5 years. 

To enroll, print, complete, and return the 8-Hour Registration Form with $93 to SCDPH two weeks prior to the first course date. Once enrolled, participants will not be notified again unless class is cancelled or changed, so plan to attend on the scheduled dates.

For more information call 217-535-3145.

8 Hour Certified Food Manager Course Enrollment Form


Approved Courses for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification