Illinois Extension

Certified Food Protection Manager

In Illinois, a Certified Food Protection Manager must be on-site any time food is being prepared and served.
University of Illinois Extension in Macon County is offering the Certified Protection Manager course and exam, which covers the minimum classroom work to prepare for the national certification exam.

Businesses serving food in Illinois must have staff trained as Certified Food Protection Managers. The two-day course will cover the federal food code, including topics of safe food handling, proper cooking temperatures, employee hygiene, and facility safety, and prepare students to take a national exam on the second day of class.

Certificates must be renewed every five years.

Event Price:
  • $50/person 
Course fee includes materials and exam.

Event Dates and Times and Locations:
  • April 23 and 25 | 9am-3pm |  Empowerment Opportunity Center, 360 E Marietta St, Decatur, IL 62521 | Register by April 1
  • June 11 and 13 | 9am-3pm |  Cerro Gordo School District, 300 East Durfee Street, Cerro Gordo, IL 61818 | Register by May 20
  • October 2 and 4 | 9am-3pm | DeWitt County Extension Office, 8425 Katie Drive, Clinton, IL 61727 | Register by September 9
A photo ID is required on exam dates.
Participants must attend both sessions.
University of Illinois Extension staff will teach the course. If a reader or translator is needed, contact the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals at 800.446.0257 or

Please contact Caitlin at 217-877-6042 or for questions or more information.

Contact Information

You must attend both sessions.
You must attend both dates.
Early requests are encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.

Refund Policy
Refunds allowed.
Total Registration Cost