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U of I Food Managers Class & Exam Set for February

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 13:38:02 CST
HILLSBORO, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension will be offering the state mandated Certified Food Protection Managers class and exam. The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Code (section 750.540) requires food service establishments to be under the operational supervision of a certified food protection manager during hours of operation. Certificates need renewal every five years and class attendance is mandatory to sit for the exam. University of Illinois Montgomery County Extension will be offering the course and exam.

The two-day course will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro, located at #1 Industrial Park Drive, on February 3 and 5. Participants must attend both classes. The certification exam will take place on the second day of classes. Please bring a valid photo ID to the exam.

The class will be taught by Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Lisa Peterson and provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the National Certification Examination. Topics include foodborne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning and sanitization. Certificates need to be renewed every five years.

The fee for this course is $100 and includes the textbook, class materials and exam. Classes fill quickly. Please register by January 29. Registration is required because exams need to be ordered prior to course. Register by calling Montgomery County Extension Office or online at For any questions or concerns, please call Montgomery County Extension Office at 217-532-3941.

This class size is limited in adherence with CDC guidelines. All program participants and staff will be required to practice social distancing measures, including wearing a face covering. If the class is full, please email Lisa Peterson, to be put on a waitlist. More class times and dates coming soon.


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