Allergen Awareness and Training Certification

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Certified Food Service Sanitation Managers working in Category I restaurants in Illinois are required to receive ANSI-accredited allergen awareness training within 30 days of hire, and every 3 years thereafter.

This training is required in addition to the current Sanitation Manager Certification.

Food Service Managers must now receive both sanitation and allergen certification separately.

Our online ANSI-approved course is available on-demand and self-paced. Cost is just $19.95 per employee.

  • Takes approximately 2 hours (can be done in intervals)
  • Spanish test option available
  • Study resources/material available

The training and successful passing of the exam must be completed by January 1, 2018. Enforcement will be limited to notification and education only until July 1, 2018. Certificate of course completion must be kept at the establishment, made available to the health inspector upon request and is an item on the inspection report.

For private in-house classes in the Chicago area, contact John Gescheidle.

At the time, the law does not include:

  • Grocery stores, convenience stores, daycares, schools, assisted living or long term care facilities, food handlers (those without CFPM certifications), and certified food protection managers for risk category 2 or 3 establishments. (see Illinois Food Code, for risk category definitions)


Download posters in English and Spanish on Sources of Cross Contact and How to Prevent Cross Contact created by FARE – Food Allergy Research and Education.


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