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Illinois Food Handler Certificate

Illinois Food Handler Certificate

State Requirements:

This course is approved throughout the entire State of Illinois and meets the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended by SB1495 , passed into law on August 27, 2013 establishes food handler training requirements.

  • All food handlers employed by a restaurant, other than someone holding a food service sanitation manager certificate, must receive or obtain American National Standards Institute-accredited training in basic safe food handling principles within 30 days after employment and every 3 years.
  • If an entity uses an American National Standards Institute food handler training accredited program, that training program shall be automatically approved by the Department.
  • Training may be conducted by any means available, including, but not limited to, on-line, computer, classroom, live trainers, remote trainers, and certified food service sanitation managers. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require a proctor.
  • Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.05 of this Act, food handlers employed in nursing homes, licensed day care homes and facilities, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities must renew their training every 3 years.

State Approved Illinois Food Handler Course - All Counties:

This course is a basic review of food safety practices for food service employees. This course is recommended for all food industry employees, which can assist employees in the implementation of safe food handling practices at their food establishment. The Illinois Department of State Health Services recognizes and has approved this Food Handler's Course. All students must present their completion certificate to their local health authority and must pay the required fees associated with registration at their local authority. THE COURSE FEE DOES NOT COVER ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT.


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  • Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – Approved Provider #14-071
  • 100% online – no classroom attendance required.
  • ANSI ASTM Accredited – Approved Provider #0975
  • Recognized by more major corporations as the online compliance training resource.
  • Bulk pricing available for any size business.
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What your registration includes:

  • Quick, simple, and convenient online Food Handler course.
  • Desktop and mobile-friendly online training course and exam.
  • Official, printable Illinois Food Handler Card – Valid for 3 years
  • Self-paced course – Follow your own schedule!
  • Engaging, enjoyable, and fully interactive training.
  • Unlimited 24x7 online chat and toll free phone support.

2 Hour Illinois Food Handler Course

Meet state requirements with this interactive training course!

Course Name Course Delivery Credit Hours Credit Type Price QTY
Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Certificate Program On Demand 2 hrs Certificate $12.50  $7.00 Add to Cart
Learn2Serve Programa de Certificado de CapacitaciĆ³n para Manipuladores de Alimentos On Demand 2 hrs Certificate $12.50  $7.00 Add to Cart
Illinois BASSET On-Premises Alcohol Seller-Server On Demand 4*  $14.95  $13.99 Add to Cart
Food Safety: From Farm to Fork On Demand $4.99  $0.00 Add to Cart

*indicates Course Duration. This Course is not for Credit Hours.