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Food protection manager certification classes — Galesburg

Class dates | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Instructor: Ms. Kyle Lloyd:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2024

Please contact the Workforce Development & Community Education department to inquire about future food protection manager certification classes.

Frequently asked questions

How do I earn my food protection manager certification?

  • Register for and complete an approved certified food protection manager course. Sandburg uses the National Restaurant ServSafe food protection manager certification, which is in an ANSI-CFP Accredited Program (American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection) ANSI accreditation website. The eight-hour course prepares you for the exam, which is administered and proctored on the class date.
  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe food protection manager certification. ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Simply have your email address handy (or create an email account, if you don't have one) at class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the internet or a printer.

How long is my food protection manager certification valid?

  • Five years

How do I enroll in the food protection manager certification class?

What is the certified food protection manager class registration fee?

  • The cost is $145 and includes the examination. You must be pre-registered and make the full payment in advance of the class date. You can pay for your enrollment or businesses may contact the Workforce Development & Community Education department to sponsor an employee's attendance. Cash, credit/debit card, check or money orders are accepted. Cost and conditions are subject to change without notice. You're responsible for being aware of your food protection manager certification renewal date. Early registration is encouraged, as classes may fill to capacity in a short amount of time.

When are food protection manager certification classes?

  • Classes are held on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with breaks provided throughout the day and a lunch break around noon.

Where is the food protection manager certification class held?

  • The classroom location will be noted at the time of registration. Please look for the outside directional signage designating the parking lot and building entrances on the Galesburg campus.  

What if I am unable to attend class due to illness or a family emergency?

  • We understand emergencies arise. You can reschedule your class date one time, as long as the Workforce Development & Community Education staff are notified before the class begins. You should call 309.345.3501, and leave a message stating your full name, phone number and reason for the absence. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the class start time. Missing a class may move you beyond your required certification renewal date.

Will I receive a reminder call or email prior to the class date?

  • Yes, one or two days before your class, you will receive a call and/or email reminder. After enrolling in the class, please notify the Workforce Development & Community Education department with any changes to your email address or phone number. The college staff is not responsible for any missed reminder messages.

What do I need to bring on the day of the class?

  • A photo ID and ink pen or pencil. You may also wish to bring paper for taking notes during class. A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe food protection manager certification
  • Beverages are permitted, as long as they are in a cup or bottle with a lid. 

Is there a class textbook?

  • No; however, you will receive study guides at your time of registration. The study guides do not include all the exam questions you will see, but are good resources and should be brought to your class for review purposes.

What if I do not pass the exam?

  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the food protection manager certification multiple-choice exam. For a $36 fee, you may take the exam twice within a 30-day period. If a third attempt is required, you must wait at least 60 days from your last attempt. An exam may only be taken four times within a year. You may register in the course as many times as you wish — each course registration fee is $145. Please call 309.345.3501 for further information or to register.

What additional information should I know?

*On rare occasions, a class may be canceled due to low enrollment numbers or for other unforeseen circumstances. Enroll early to complete the course in advance of your certified food protection manager renewal date. Check with your county health department regarding the food protection manager certification, as counties and states may have varying policies.

Questions?

Contact Workforce Development & Community Education at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu with any questions you may have.

Food protection manager certification classes — Carthage

Class dates | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Friday, February 23, 2024 | Instructor: Melaney Quereto
  • Friday, June 28, 2024

Please phone 217.357.3129, ext.7237 for food protection manager certification class dates at the Carthage Branch Campus. 

 

Frequently asked questions

How do I earn my food protection manager certification?

  • Register for and complete an approved certified food protection manager course. Sandburg uses the National Restaurant ServSafe food protection manager certification, which is in an ANSI-CFP Accredited Program (American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection). The eight-hour course prepares you for the exam, which is administered and proctored on the class date.
  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe food protection manager certification. ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Make sure you have your email address handy, or if you don't have an email account, create one to use in class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the internet or a printer.

How long is my food protection manager certification valid?

  • Five years

How do I enroll in the food protection manager certification class?

  • Call 217.357.3129, ext. 7237, to register or visit Sandburg's Carthage branch campus, 305 Sandburg Drive, Carthage, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What is the certified food protection manager class registration fee?

  • The cost is $145 and includes the examination. You must be pre-registered and make the full payment in advance of the class date. You can pay for your enrollment or businesses may contact Workforce Development & Continuing Education to sponsor an employee's attendance. Cash, credit/debit card, check or money orders are accepted. Cost and conditions are subject to change without notice. You are responsible for being aware of your food protection manager certification renewal date. Register early, as classes may fill to capacity in a short amount of time.

Where is the food protection manager certification class held?

  • The branch campus in Carthage, 305 Sandburg Drive.

What if I am unable to attend class due to illness or a family emergency?

  • We understand emergencies arise. You can reschedule your class date one time, as long as staff are notified before the class begins. Call 217.357.3129, ext. 7237, and leave a message stating your full name, phone number and reason for absence. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the class start time. Missing a class may move you beyond your required certification renewal date.

Will I receive a reminder call or email prior to the class date?

  • Yes, one or two days before your class, you will receive a call and/or email reminder. After enrolling in the class, please notify staff with any changes to your email address or phone number. The college staff is not responsible for any missed reminder messages.

What do I need to bring on the day of class?

  • A photo ID and ink pen or pencil. You may also wish to bring paper for taking notes during class. A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe food protection manager certification.
  • Beverages are permitted, as long as they are in a cup or bottle with a lid.

Is there a class textbook?

  • No; however, you will receive study guides at your time of registration. The study guides do not include all the exam questions you will see, but are good resources, and should be brought to your class for review purposes.

What if I do not pass the exam?

  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the food protection manager certification multiple-choice exam. For a fee, you may take the exam twice within a 30-day period. If a third attempt is required, you must wait at least 60 days from your last attempt. An exam may be taken only four times within a year. You may register in the course as many times as you wish — each course registration fee is $145.

What additional information should I know?

*On rare occasions, a class may be canceled due to low enrollment numbers or other unforeseen circumstances. Enroll early to complete the program in advance of your certified food protection manager renewal date. Check with your county health department regarding the food protection manager certification, as counties and states may have varying policies.

Questions?

Call the Carthage branch campus at 217.357.3129, ext. 7237.

Academic support services

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, disability support at Carl Sandburg College makes the classroom equally accessible to students with disabilities by providing tools and accommodations o remove barriers imposed by disabilities. Documentation of the specific disability is required. If you are a student with a disability who would benefit from these services, contact the coordinator of academic support at 309.341.5262.