Certified Food Protection Manager Classes - Galesburg

Certified Food Protection Manager Class and Exam - Galesburg Main Campus

**In-person Certified Food Protection Manager classes are scheduled at Carl Sandburg College; however, Corporate & Leisure College staff have not resumed a campus presence. For more information on Certified Food Protection Manager classes or to register, call 309.345.3501 or email community@sandburg.edu. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions everyone is to fill out the health screening survey before coming to campus (Sandburg Health Screen), wear a mask at all times, practice good hygiene, and social-distance at least six feet from others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I earn my Food Protection Manager Certification?

  • Register for and complete an approved certified Food Protection Manager course. Sandburg uses the National Restaurant ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is in an ANSI-CFP Accredited Program (American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection) ANSI Accreditation website. The course is 8-hours and prepares students for the exam, which is administered and proctored on the class date.
  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (https://www.servsafe.com/). ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Students should create an email account, if they do not already have one, and bring the email address to class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the Internet, or a printer.

How long is my Food Protection Manager Certification valid?

  • Five years

How do I enroll in the Food Protection Manager Certification class?

  • Individuals may call 309.345.3501 or send an email to community@sandburg.edu for further information and registration details.

What is the Certified Food Protection Manager class registration fee?

  • The cost is $145 and includes the examination. You must be pre-registered and make the full payment in advance of the class date. Individuals can pay for their enrollment or businesses may contact the Corporate & Leisure College to sponsor an employee's attendance. Cash, credit/debit card, check or money orders are accepted. Cost and conditions are subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for being aware of their Food Protection Manager Certification renewal date. Early registration is encouraged, as classes may fill to capacity in a short amount of time.

When are Food Protection Manager Certification classes?

  • Classes are held on Tuesdays (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) for 8-hours with breaks provided throughout the day and a lunch break around noon. Ms. Kyle Lloyd is the instructor. 

Where is the Food Protection Manager Certification class held?

  • The classroom location will be noted at the time of registration. Please look for the outside directional signage designating the parking lot and building entrance to utilize.  

What if I am unable to attend class due to illness or a family emergency?

  • We understand that emergencies may arise. Individuals can reschedule their class date one-time if Corporate & Leisure College staff are notified before the class begins. Students should call 309.345.3501 and leave a message stating their full name, phone number, and absence. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the class start time. Missing a class may move you beyond your required certification renewal date.

Will I receive a reminder call or email prior to the class date?

  • Yes, one or two days before your class, you will receive a call and/or email reminder. After enrolling in the class, please notify Corporate & Leisure College with any changes to your email address or phone number. The College staff is not responsible for any missed reminder messages.

What do I need bring on the day of class?

  • A photo ID and ink pen or pencil. You may also wish to bring paper for taking notes during class. A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (https://www.servsafe.com/). ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Students should create an email account, if they do not already have one, and bring the email address to class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the Internet, or a printer.
  • Beverages are permitted, as long as they are in a cup or bottle with a lid. Coffee is available at the Cyber Cafe in the Student Center, B Building, or at the Loft Cafe in E Building.

Is there a class textbook?

  • No, however, you will receive study guides at your time of registration. The study guides do not include all the exam questions you will see, but are good resources, and should be brought to your class for review purposes.

What if I do not pass the exam?

  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the Food Protection Manager Certification multiple-choice exam. For a fee, a student may take the exam twice within a thirty-day period. If a third attempt is required, the student must wait at least sixty days from their last attempt. An exam may only be taken four times within a year. Students may register in the course as many times as they wish - each course registration fee is $145. Please call 309.345.3501 for further information or to register.

What additional information should I know?

*On rare occasions, a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment numbers. It is recommended students enroll early to complete the program in advance of their Certified Food Protection Manager renewal date. Students should check with their county health department regarding Food Protection Manager Certification, as all counties and states may have varying policies.

Questions? Corporate & Leisure College 309.345.3501 / community@sandburg.edu

Certified Food Protection Manager Classes - Carthage

Certified Food Protection Manager Class and Exam - Carthage Branch Campus

Please phone 217.357.3129 ext.7237 for Food Protection Manager class dates at the Carthage Branch Campus. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions everyone is to fill out the health screening survey before coming to campus (Sandburg Health Screen), wear a mask at all times, practice good hygiene, and social-distance at least six feet from others.

Class date Saturday, October 24, 2020; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I earn my Food Protection Manager Certification?

  • Register for and complete an approved certified Food Protection Manager course. Sandburg uses the National Restaurant ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is in an ANSI-CFP Accredited Program (American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection) ANSI Accreditation website. The course is 8-hours and prepares students for the exam, which is administered and proctored on the class date.
  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (https://www.servsafe.com/). ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Students should create an email account, if they do not already have one, and bring the email address to class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the Internet, or a printer.

How long is my Food Protection Manager Certification valid?

  • Five years

How do I enroll in the Food Protection Manager Certification class?

  • Individuals may call 217.357.3129, ext. 7237, to register or they may visit Sandburg's Carthage Branch Campus, 305 Sandburg Drive, Carthage. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

What is the Certified Food Protection Manager class registration fee?

  • The cost is $145 and includes the examination. You must be pre-registered and make the full payment in advance of the class date. Individuals can pay for their enrollment or businesses may contact the Corporate & Leisure College to sponsor an employee's attendance. Cash, credit/debit card, check or money orders are accepted. Cost and conditions are subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for being aware of their Food Protection Manager Certification renewal date. Early registration is encouraged, as classes may fill to capacity in a short amount of time.

Where is the Food Protection Manager Certification class held?

  • The Branch Campus in Carthage

What if I am unable to attend class due to illness or a family emergency?

  • We understand that emergencies may arise. Individuals can reschedule their class date one-time if  staff are notified before the class begins. Students should call 217.357.3129, ext. 7237 and leave a message stating their full name, phone number, and absence. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the class start time. Missing a class may move you beyond your required certification renewal date.

Will I receive a reminder call or email prior to the class date?

  • Yes, one or two days before your class, you will receive a call and/or email reminder. After enrolling in the class, please notify staff with any changes to your email address or phone number. The College staff is not responsible for any missed reminder messages.

What do I need bring on the day of class?

  • A photo ID and ink pen or pencil. You may also wish to bring paper for taking notes during class. A score of 75 or better is required to pass the exam and earn your ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (https://www.servsafe.com/). ServSafe certificates are sent by email and not forwarded to residential or business addresses. Students should create an email account, if they do not already have one, and bring the email address to class for placement on the exam sheet. Please speak with the class instructor if you do not have access to a computer, the Internet, or a printer.
  • Beverages are permitted, as long as they are in a cup or bottle with a lid.

Is there a class textbook?

  • No, however, you will receive study guides at your time of registration. The study guides do not include all the exam questions you will see, but are good resources, and should be brought to your class for review purposes.

What if I do not pass the exam?

  • A score of 75 or better is required to pass the Food Protection Manager Certification multiple-choice exam. For a fee, a student may take the exam twice within a thirty-day period. If a third attempt is required, the student must wait at least sixty days from their last attempt. An exam may only be taken four times within a year. Students may register in the course as many times as they wish - each course registration fee is $145.

What additional information should I know?

*On rare occasions, a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment numbers. It is recommended students enroll early to complete the program in advance of their Certified Food Protection Manager renewal date. Students should check with their county health department regarding Food Protection Manager Certification, as all counties and states may have varying policies.

Questions? Call the Carthage Branch Campus at 217.357.3129, ext. 7237

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Disability Support at Carl Sandburg College seeks to make the classroom equally accessible to students with disabilities by providing students with tools and accommodations intended to remove barriers imposed by their unique disabilities. Documentation of the specific disability is required. If you are a student with a disability who would benefit from these services, contact the Coordinator of Academic Support, Main Campus in Galesburg, Building B, Room B68, 309.341.5262.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Non-Discrimination Notice

Carl Sandburg College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of ADA. It is the policy of Carl Sandburg College that no person, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, national orientation, age, disability, or veteran’s status, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state of local laws, shall be discriminated against in employment, in educational programs and activities, or in admissions. The College will direct individuals to resources for English language proficiency so that the lack of English proficiency will not be a barrier for future employment, admissions and participation in CTE programs. Career and technical education courses/program offerings and admission criteria are on our web site, Programs Degrees, or by calling 309.341.5234.

Title IX Coordinator: Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234

ADA/Section 504 Coordinators: Jacob Runge, 309.341.5262.