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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Extension Offering Certified Food Protection Manager Training and Exam

This September, the Moultrie-Douglas County University of Illinois Extension office is offering the state mandated Certified Food Protection Manager course and test. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires all food establishments be supervised by a Certified Food Protection Manager.

The two-day course will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 5 and 7 at the Moultrie-Douglas County Extension Office located at 122 S. Walnut St., Arthur. Participants must attend both classes. The certificate exam will take place September 7. Please bring a valid photo ID to the exam.

The class will be taught by Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator Caitlin Mellendorf and provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the national certification exam. Topics include food-borne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning and sanitization. Food service staff need to renew certification every five years.

The course fee is $115 and includes the textbook, class materials and exam. Classes fill quickly. Please register by August 17 online at or by calling 217.877.6042. If needed, a retest will cost $50. If a reader or translator is needed, contact the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals at 800.446.0257 or
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.877.6042.

Local Contact: Caitlin Mellendorf, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,