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Food Safety Certification

Earning or maintaining your Food Manager Certification is an important job qualification in the food service industry. This course will prepare you to be certified or re-certified through the National Restaurant Association - ServSafe Foundation. The nationally recognized ServSafe Exam is given as part of this course. Upon successful completion of the ServSafe Exam, you will receive a copy of your ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. Note: As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health will no longer require a state FSSMC certificate. PHOS 5 is taught in English and PHOS 6 is taught in Spanish.

Spring 2018 Course Descriptions and Schedule Information

Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

A textbook is required and available for purchase at the CLC bookstore. The 7th edition textbook contains the national certification exam sheet so students must have the book in order to take the certification exam.

Students are strongly encouraged to read the entire textbook before arriving to class in order to be prepared for the required test at the end of the class. Practice questions and answers are offered after each chapter.

All classes are not offered every semester.

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