Effective January 1, 2018, per PA 100-0194, the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) will be eliminated. 

IDPH will no longer issue FSSMC certifications, post course listings, or certify instructors/proctors on or after January 1, 2018. Please note, the Illinois Food Code still requires a valid IL FSSMC per 750.540 through the end of 2017.

Beginning January 1, 2018, an ANSI accredited Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification obtained through a course and passing the exam are still required, but students will not need to apply for the additional Illinois FSSMC certificate. 

The City of Chicago will still maintain their certification.  

For questions, please email  dph.fssmc@illinois.gov.

For the full text of the amendment, please click HERE.

REFERENCE:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/food-safety/fssmc