Food Service Sanitation Manager Information

Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) is required by Section 750.540 of the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code based on the food service establishment’s risk category assigned by the local health department. A FSSMC is earned by completing an approved eight hour course with an Illinois approved instructor and passing a national exam accredited by the Conference for Food Protection, then paying a fee to the Department for the certificate, which is valid for five years from the exam date.

For further information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, including the online application process and approved courses, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.