Extension offering certified food protection managers course, exam

Extension offering certified food protection managers course, exam

CARLINVILLE (Jan. 11, 2018) – The University of Illinois Extension office will offer the state-mandated certified food protection managers class and exam from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16, at the Extension office in Carlinville.

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.

Participants are required to attend both days of classes. The exam will take place on the second day. Attendees must bring photo identification. Lunch will be provided both days. The class, materials and exam will be offered in English; anyone with special needs or requiring assistance can notify the Extension during registration for reasonable accommodations.

The class will be taught by Extension nutrition and wellness educator Lisa Peterson and provides the minimum classwork 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.

Pre-registration is required by Jan. 19 as the exam must be ordered prior to the course. To register, call (217) 854-9604 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm. For more information, call the above number or email lap5981@illinois.edu.