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Food Service Sanitation

Food Service Sanitation Manager Course
Instructor: H. McKibbon
This class meets Illinois and Iowa state requirements and is designed to prepare students for the FSSMC exam. Students will be given the option of purchasing the ServSafe Food Handler book for $5 OR the ServSafe Manager Book 6th Edition for $51. Books may be purchased before class begins. Books may not be returned for a refund. All book sales are final. Separate payment (checks payable to Black Hawk College – no cash please) for optional book if the book is purchased the morning of the first class. The certification examination will be given at the end of the last class and will take approximately two hours. Please read all of the information regarding a class to know whether you will be taking an online exam or paper exam. Class will break for a 30-minute lunch each day (on your own). Please bring a current photo ID to class.

2 Mondays            ​​Jan. 26 & Feb. 2     ​​  8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11595​            Outreach-Rm. 407​   Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

1 Tues./1 Thurs.​   Feb. 24 & Feb. 26​   ​    8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11596​            Outreach-Rm. 407​     Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

2 Tuesdays​           Mar. 10 & Mar. 17​        ​8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11597​           Outreach-Rm. 407​      Tuition Fee $130
Online exam

1 Tues./1 Thurs.​    Mar. 24 & Mar. 26​     ​8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11598​             Outreach-Rm. 407​     Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

2 Tuesdays​             Apr. 7 & Apr. 14          ​​8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11599​             Outreach-Rm. 407​     Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

2 Mondays​​            Apr. 20 & Apr. 27​​        8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11600​           Outreach-Rm. 407​       Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

2 Thursdays​           May 7 & May 14​​         8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11601​             Outreach-Rm. 204     ​Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

1 Tues./1 Thurs.      ​May 19 & May 21​​      8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
CRN 11603              ​Outreach-Rm. 204    ​Tuition Fee $130
Paper exam

Food Handler Training
Per the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended per SB1495, all food handlers – other than someone holding a FSSMC license – must receive basic safe food handling principles training within 30 days after employment.

All food handlers are divided into the categories of restaurant and non-restaurant. All food handlers working in an establishment where food is intended for immediate or on-site consumption are considered restaurant food handlers. The training certificate for this category is valid for three years.

All food handlers working in non-restaurants (a kitchen in a nursing home, licensed day care home or facility, hospital, school, long-term care facility or a retail food store) are not required to take another food handler training unless they go to work for another employer.

Instructor: H. McKibbon
You will attend a 2-hour class followed by a 40-question assessment. The ServSafe Food Handler Guide is included with the cost of the class. Please bring a current photo ID to class.
1 Tuesday​​       Mar. 10​​​                        3-5:30 p.m.
CRN 11605​    Outreach-Rm. 407​     Fee $28

1 Tuesday      ​​May 19​​​                          3-5:30 p.m.
CRN 11606   ​Outreach-Rm. 204     ​Fee $28

ServSafe offers the Food Handler Course and Assessment online. With this option, you can take the course and assessment in the computer lab at the Outreach Center. There is no instructor in the lab. You work on your own through the course and assessment and have the option of taking the online program in English or Spanish. Please bring ear buds with you as to not disturb others. Also bring a current photo ID to class.

1 Wednesday​​           Feb. 11      ​​​                   1:30-3:30 p.m.
CRN 11607              ​​Outreach-Rm. 402​    Fee $20

1 Thursday​​​              Apr. 23​                        ​​1:30-3:30 p.m.
CRN 11608​​             ​Outreach-Rm. 401​    Fee $20

Questions about your license?
For questions about your FSSMC license, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies) at (217) 785-2439.

Group Training
Do you have a group of employees that needs food service sanitation manager training? Call 309-796-8244.