Foodservice Manager Certification/Food Handle Card


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ANSI-Accredited Manager Food Safety Certification

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

Cost: $100


Steps to Become an IL certified Food Safety Manager

  1. Take an approved national online course (TAP) 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 ($45-55)
    1. One-on-one online exam with PearsonVue Testing Center.
      Go to to register, schedule, and pay fee.
      Exam series code is ICFSM.  Available in English and Spanish.
      If questions, call customer service at 1-888-687-1571.

    2. For a ServSafe paper-pencil exam, call S'villeco at 217-684-2435 to schedule.  Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French Canadian, Japanese, and Large Print.
  1. Your passed exam certificate is your IL certification and will be valid for 5 years. IDPH no longer offers certificates.

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Sue Summerville
IDPH certified instructor and proctor; 30 years FSS teaching experience

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