Food Handler Course Information

This is IDPH/ANSI-approved and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Upon completion of the course/exam, a certificate is printed for the employer and a card for the employee.

DO NOT buy the Food Handler Training Course if you hold a valid IDPH Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate.

Course Fee: $9.95
Available in English and Spanish

Topics Covered:

  • Lesson 1: The Need For Food Safety Training
  • Lesson 2: Foodborne Illness: An Overview
  • Lesson 3: Biological Food Contamination
  • Lesson 4: Cross-Contamination and Food Allergies
  • Lesson 5: Chemical and Physical Contamination
  • Lesson 6: Hygiene, Health, and Food Safety
  • Lesson 7: Purchasing and Receiving Foods
  • Lesson 8: Storing Food and Supplies
  • Lesson 9: Preparing, Cooking, and Serving Food
  • Lesson 10: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Lesson 11: Examination

What’s Next?

  1. Register for the course online.
  2. Take the course.
  3. Print off certificate and handler card.
  4. Give employer certificate.

System Requirements – Operating systems and devices:

  • Windows versions 7, 8, XP, 2000 or Vista
  • Android versions 4.1 or older
  • Nook Color or HD
  • Kindle
  • iOS (iPad/iPhone) or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2, Safari, Chrome
  • 512 MB Memory
  • Flash Player version 9 (Flash will update itself if necessary)
  • Multimedia support (speakers or headphones)
  • DSL, Cable, Wireless or any other broadband connection (2Mbps or higher)
  • iPad/iPhone devices require using a Flash supported browser such as Puffin Web Browser