— The University of Illinois Extension
will be offering the state-mandated Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPM) class and exam.
The Illinois Department of Public Health
Food Sanitation Code (section 750.540) requires food
service establishments to be under the operational supervision of a certified food protection manager during hours of operation.
Certificates need renewal every five years and class attendance is mandatory to sit for the exam.
University of Illinois Extension, Montgomery County will be offering the course and exam.
The two-day course will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro, located at #1 Industrial Park Drive, on Nov. 11 and 12. Participants must attend both classes.
The course concludes with the certification exam, which will be taken on the second day of the class. Additionally, you should bring a valid photo ID to the exam.
The class instructor will be Extension nutrition and wellness educator Lisa Peterson. In summary, the class provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the national certification examination.
Topics include foodborne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning, and sanitization.
Fees and information for the Extension CFPM course
The fee for this course is $100 and includes the textbook, class materials, and exam. Classes fill quickly, so please register by Nov. 5. Registration is a requirement because the Extension will need to order exams prior to the course.
Register by calling Montgomery County Extension at (217) 532-3941 or online at go.illinois.edu/foodmanagers. The Montgomery County office is able to answer additional questions and concerns about the course.
This class size has limitations in adherence to CDC guidelines, and the Extension will be following all CDC guidelines. If the class is full, please email Peterson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for placement on a waitlist.
Finally, the Extension encourages early requests to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.
Cassie O'Connell is the marketing and communications program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension. O'Connell currently serves the Extension in Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.