Illinois Food Handler

Created for Food Handlers in the state of Illinois, including food employees needing to renew their Illinois Food Handler Certificate or Food Handler Card. Illinois Food Handler Certificates are valid for 3 years.

The state of Illinois requires all food handlers and food workers to have a valid food handler training. Food Service Prep's Food Handler Program is ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited and is accepted everywhere in Illinois.

ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited!

Food Service Prep's Food Handler is ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited, meaning the program meets the highest standards, so you can be confident you are getting superior quality training.

User-Friendly, Easy to Complete, and Includes Videos!

It's easy! Simply register and then complete the course anywhere that is convenient for you. You are guaranteed to pass and receive your Illinois Food Handler Certificate.

After completing the course, we will email you a printable Illinois Food Handlers Certificate and Food Handler Card that is valid for 3 years.

The topics covered in this course include:
Foodborne Illness
Time/Temperature Control for Safety Foods
How and When to Wash Hands
Good Personal Hygiene
Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods
Preventing Cross Contamination
Cleaning and Sanitizing


Are you a manager or team lead? We offer a group purchase Illinois Food Handler option! When you purchase more than one class, you will be given vouchers to distribute to your team. Each team member can redeem the voucher to take the Illinois Food Handler class. You will be able to track your team’s progress in our manager-only view. Discounts will be automatically applied when purchasing at least 5 courses.


If you were given a voucher for the Illinois Food Handler course, you will need to create an account and then redeem your voucher

Course Title: Illinois Food Handler
ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accreditation ID: 9052
Price: $7.95
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20%'s Food Handler Program is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board and meets all requirements for the Illinois Food Handler.


1. Does Illinois require a food handler certificate?

Yes! If you are a food employee in Illinois, you must have a valid food handler certificate. The only exceptions are food unpaid volunteers or temporary events.

2. What training will be accepted for Illinois Food Handlers?

The state of Illinois will accept food handler certificates from ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited Food Handler Programs.

3. Is this course offered in Spanish?

Yes, the Food Service Prep Texas Food Handler course is offered in Spanish. Illinois Food Handler course en español

4. Is Food Service Prep's Food Handler an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited program?

Yes, Food Service Prep has been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board.

5. Where can I find my Illinois Food Handler Certificate?

If you got your Illinois Food Handler Certificate from Food Service Prep, you can login at anytime to view and email your certificate.

6. Where can I take your Illinois Food Handler Program?

You can register and complete our food handler course from any cell phone, tablet or computer. Take it whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.

7. What will I receive to indicate that I've completed training through an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited program?

We will email you a Illinois Food Handler Certificate that is valid for 3 years after completion of our program. Additionally, you can log in to your account on to view and email your certificate at any time.

8. Where is my Illinois Food Handler Card valid?

Food Service Prep's Food Handler is valid everywhere in Illinois.

9. How long is my food handler card or certificate valid?

The Illinois Food Handler certificate is valid for 3 years after being issued. The issue date will be listed on the certificate.

10. Is a Food Handler Certificate the same as a Food Safety Card?

Yes, a Food Handler Certificate is the same as a Food Safety Certificate, Food Handler Card, or Food Handling Card.

For more information about the food handler requirement in Illnois, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Group Purchase FAQs

1. How does group purchase work?

If you purchase more than one Illinois Food Handler course, you will be registered as a manager and be provided with voucher codes for each course you purchase. You will then be able to login and email a voucher code to each member of your team. You can also download the voucher codes and distribute them- we have made it easy to copy them or export to excel. Your team members will then create an account and use the voucher codes to immediately start the training. When you login as a manager, you will be able to see the progress of your entire team.

2. How do I use my Voucher code?

Make sure you are logged in, then click to redeem your voucher.

3. How does your group purchase program benefit me?

By using our group purchase program you will be able to track all of your team's progress in one place with our manager-only report. Each of your team member's certificates will also be easily viewable on our website. Also, enjoy up to 20% savings on the Illinois Food Handler courses.

If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 1-800-712-1707 or send us an email at


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Same Day Certificate

A copy of the certificate of completion will be emailed to you immediately upon completion of the course.

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Bulk Discounts

Bulk Discounts

Purchasing food handler courses for your employees? We offer discounts starting with purchases of just 5 courses.

Easy to Complete

Easy to Complete

Simply register, purchase your course, and complete. All of our courses are structured in an easy to follow format.

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ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited

The certificate of completion is valid for 3 years.

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