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     Frequently Asked Questions


    Who needs to be certified in Illinois?


    Illinois requires that 1 person be certified at all times that food is being handled. This applies to days, night and weekends, also.

     

    ATTENTION: NEW FOR JANUARY 1, 2019.

    THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WILL NO LONGER PROCESS STATE LICENSES FOR FOOD SERVICES OPERATIONS. THE SERVSAFE CERTIFICATE FROM OUR CLASSES IS ALL THAT YOU WILL NEED TO POST FOR THE LOCAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY. THIS ONLY APPLIES FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO. CHICAGO WILL STILL REQUIRE A CITY OF CHICAGO CERTIFICATE. SO WITH OUR COMPANY, YOU CAN MEET HEALTH DEPT. REQUIREMENTS ON THE DAY OF THE CLASS. YES. THE SAME DAY LICENSING!

    CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION. (630)554-3663

     

     

    How do I get my City of Chicago certification?

     

    The instructor will give the information to get your Servsafe certificate online. You will also receive an HOURS OF TRAINING form from your instructor. Both the Servsafe certificate and the Hours of Training form should be taken to Malcolm X College. The address is 1900 W. Jackson, Chicago. Bring these to items and pay $52.00 for your City of Chicago certification.

    How long are your classes?


    The State minimum is an 8-hour class. The Servsafe examination will be administered after the end of the class by the Illinois approved proctor. However, we also offer the Servsafe class for other states. Each States minimum hours requirement varies from state to state.

    How much is the class?
    The 8 hour Illinois class starts at 185.00 per person. Servsafe examinations are now offered.

     


    Do I need Servsafe in Illinois?


    YES. Servsafe is a National certification that is valid in other States. The City of Chicago recognize Servsafe, but still require their own City certificate be posted for the health inspectors.

    Do you offer onsite classes?
    Yes. Please contact our office for more information. We can bring the certification classes to you. Minimum 15 students in Chicago region. We cover all 50 states, as well as Latin American countries and beyond. Please contact us for more information.

    What other type of training do you offer?
    We offer Servsafe Alcohol (BASSET) training, safefood workshops for employees, (Non-certification). All of these classes can be taught in English and Spanish.

    How do I register?
    Just follow this link to our registration form.

    Do you accept major credit cards?
    Yes. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are always welcome.


    How can I get a duplicate certificate?
    Servsafe access is yours for the full 5 years. Print as many as you like.
    Chicago requires that you visit their certification department at Malcolm X College, which located at 1900 W Jackson in Chicago.

    When does my Illinois or City of Chicago certificate expire?
    5 years from the date of when the successful examination was taken.

    What do I have to do to renew?
    Illinois and Chicago require an 8 hour course with an exam every 5 years. 

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