Foodservice Manager Certification/Food Handle Card


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S'villeCo specializes in certification and recertification for foodservice managers seeking the IL Department of Public Health's foodservice manager's license.



Every business handling food must have at least one certified foodservice manager on site.  We offer the course online. It is available in English and Spanish. Complete course at your pace and convenience.  Once completed, schedule exam with a certified proctor.  Certification is valid for 5 years. 

There are 3 steps to get an IL Foodservice Sanitation Manager's Certificate (FSSMC):

  1. Take an approved national online course with Svilleco. ($100)
    1. Email to register.
      Include name, address, phone number, and place of work.  
      Payment must be made in advance and NO REFUNDS are offered
      Course can be done 24/7 at own speed. 
      Available in English and Spanish.
  1. Take an approved national exam ($47-55)
    1. Email to schedule a time and place for the exam.
  1. Apply for the Illinois FSSMC license. ($36)
    1. Go to
      Set up a user account with a user name and password.
      Log in and upload a copy of your national exam certificate.
      Pay fee of $36 with a debit or credit card.
      Once your application is submitted and approved by the IDPH, you will receive an email and can print off your IL FSSMC license, which is good for 5 years.



All other food workers need the food handler card within 30 days of employment. It is available online by clicking this link or the one in the upper right hand corner of this website. Fee is $9.95. Available in English and Spanish, the course is 90-120 minutes long. Once completed, a certificate can be printed for the employer and a card for the employee. Certification is valid for 3 years.


Link to the Illinois Department of Public Health's FAQ on the differences between restaurant and non-restaurant workers for the purpose of food handler cards.

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Sue Summerville
IDPH certified instructor; 30 years FSS teaching experience

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