ACCEPTED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

Ace Food Handler is an official provider for the Food Handler Certification in the state of Illinois.

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EARN YOUR ILLINOIS FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE

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If you’re planning to work in the food service industry, you will need to obtain food handler training. Food Handler Training is required for ALL paid employees who meets the definition of a food handler in both restaurants and non-restaurants within 30 days of hire, unless that food handler has a valid Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification.

  • ANSI Accredited Course
  • Certificate is valid for 3 years

Whether you are just getting started in the hospitality industry or renewing your Food Handler Certification, we’ll help you meet your requirements and propel you towards success!

Pairs well with a BASSET Certification!

In addition to getting you prepared to meet your state requirements for food handling, you can also get your BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) completed, too! All on-premise alcohol servers (and those required to check identification for alcohol service) are mandated to take BASSET.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Illinois Food Handler Cards

  1. What is a Food Handler Card?
    A Food Handler Card is a certificate that you get after attending an approved food handler training course and passing the exam.
  2. Who needs to take the course?
    “Food employee” or “food handler” means an individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces. This may includes:

    • Chefs
    • Cooks
    • Bartenders
    • Host/hostesses that handle food
    • Bussers
    • Supervisors and managers
    • Food warehouse staff
    • Wait staff
  1. How long is the certificate valid for?
    The ANSI food handler training certificates are good for three years.
  2. Is this course approved?
    Yes! The course has been accredited by ANSI which is recognized by the State of Illinois.