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Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Instructor

Occupation Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Instructor
Agency Department of Public Health
Phone 217.785.2439
Job Description An individual who teaches food service sanitation certification courses.
Statute Illinois Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, 410 ILCS 620; Sanitary Food Preparation Act, 410 ILCS 650; Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act, 410 ILCS 625; Food Service Sanitation Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750
Type of Regulation Certification
Number Regulated 1,100
Age No requirement
  1. Possession of high school diploma or its equivalent;
  2. Possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) certificate; and,
  3. Meets one of the following:
    1. Two years experience as a food service sanitation manager;
    2. Two years experience as a retail food inspector; or
    3. Associates degree or higher with minimum of 15 hours of science-related coursework.
Exam Completion of monitored Food Service Sanitation Instructor Certification Exam. Exam given by the IDPH.
Exam Type Written
Administered By appointment once a month at regional offices
Exam Fee No fee
Passing Criteria 90% or higher
Repeats Yes. May be repeated one time.
Continuing Education Yes. 20 hours of continuing education, covering food safety and food sanitation topics. Must be completed every five years for recertification.
Citizenship No requirement
Note Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee NA
License Fee
Renewal Fee NA
Reinstatement Fee NA
License Period Five years
Reciprocity/Endorsement No