Food Service Sanitation Certification Program at IVCC Begins June 6th

The Continuing Education Center at Illinois Valley Community College is offering Food Service Sanitation Certification classes beginning June 6, 2023. Class are Tuesday and Thursday from 5 PM to 7:30 PM at the IVCC Ottawa Center from June 6th to 15th.

The food service sanitation classes are designed to assist the manager or potential manager in applying sanitation principles in food service establishments. Students learn to identify the causes of food-borne illness, identify and apply procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, recognize problems and potential solutions associated with facility, equipment and layout.

At the end of the classes, students will take the national ServSafe Protection Food Manager Certification exam. These classes are required in Illinois for Certified Food Protection Manager Certification and is an American National Standards Institute certified course accepted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. With successful completion and a passing grade students will attain the ServSafe CFPM license valid for five years.

Cost for the class is $130. The textbook, ServSafe Manager, 7th Edition, is available for purchase online at Due to the fast-paced nature of the class, students should purchase the book in advance and begin review prior to class.

To register, call 815-224-0427 or go to

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