More information on a state approved syllabus or how to submit a new syllabus for approval will be available in Spring 2014. Do I still have to maintain my Illinois Instructor Certification?Yes, you will still be required to maintain your instructor certification with the IDPH.
Whether you're joining for the first time or renewing your membership, your CAF Membership Card(s) will arrive approximately three weeks from the day you join or renew.The Instructor can request a state exam provided it is in the allotted 6 month retake period. Yes, the IDPH is working on procedures to expedite the certificate process, including simplifying the application and payment process. The IDPH will charge for each new and renewed FSSMC certificate and for each replacement certificate.The retake exam will be available until June 30, 2014. Students are still required to pass an ANSI-CFP accredited exam with a 75% score. In order for the IDPH to process the state certificate, Instructors will still be required to complete and return the IDPH scantrons with the exam grade from the ANSI-CFP accredited provider bubbled in for each student. This is for processing the FSSMC certificate only. Serv Safe (National Restaurant Association) provides an ANSI-CFP Accredited Exam. How long is an ANSI-CFP accredited certification valid for? Beginning July 1, 2014, you can start teaching an 8 hour course inclusive of the exam.View a list of public libraries that participate, and contact us to learn more.To receive full benefits, you may purchase an Oak Park card for an annual fee of 0.38.The reciprocal Illinois certificate shall expire on the same date as the presented certificate.The Serv Safe Program The Serv Safe program is developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of foodservice industry experts who face the same risks you do every day. As a CAF member you’ll have access to exciting programs and events offered by no other cultural institution.Below, you'll find answers to most of your questions about membership benefits, from how to make a reservation to what communications you'll receive to information on parking discounts.The Illinois Department of Health, in conjunction with the FSSMC work group, is currently working on rules that will address specific requirements to these changes.We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. Certificates may be renewed by attending an approved 8 hour Food Service Sanitation Manager class.