ANSI Food Service Sanitation On Campus


or Call the IVCC Continuing Education Center: (815) 224-0427
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Food Service Sanitation
[8 Hr. Class]
Applied Food Service Sanitation is designed to assist the manager or potential manager applying sanitation principles in the operation of a food service establishment. Students will learn to identify the causes of food-borne illness, identify and apply correct procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, recognize problems and potential solutions associated with facility, equipment and layout. The Illinois code related to food service establishments will be discussed. Students will take the ServSafe Protection Food Manager Certification exam in class at the end of the course. This class is required in Illinois for Certified Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) and is an ANSI certified course accepted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing grade, students will attain the ServSafe CFPM. Licenses are valid for five years. 

Don’t Forget Your Textbooks! 

A textbook is required for this class: ServSafe Manager, 7th Edition. The textbook is available at the IVCC Bookstore located at the main campus in Oglesby or can be purchased in advance online at It is recommended that students purchase the book in advance and begin review prior to class due to the fast paced nature of the class.

Where are Classes Offered? Classes are offered at both the IVCC Ottawa Center in downtown Ottawa & the IVCC Main Campus in Oglesby. A new option is also available to take the class online and sign-up for an in-person exam date. 

Re-Test Information: Students who have failed the IVCC ServSafe exam and need to schedule a re-test date should contact the IVCC Continuing Education Center at (815) 224-0427 regarding exam availability. 

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""She (Sara Smith) taught this class very well and I understood everything. I feared I would struggle, but she reviewed with us and helped very much. I'm glad I took the class here.""

- Food Service Sanitation Manager student