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KATIE MCKINNEY is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and works full-time at the University of Illinois in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. She has been an instructor for the State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Course since 2009. Katie is excited to work with students at Parkland to help them learn proper sanitation procedures and increase their knowledge to help ensure safe practices in their job and at home.


Food Service Sanitation

ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Food Service Sanitation Certification

Fulfill the Illinois certification requirement for food handlers with Katie McKinney. Topics include food-borne illness, time-temperature control, personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing, HACCP, food safety, preparation and serving, cross-contamination, government regulations, and more.

In addition to becoming state certified, candidates who successfully complete this course are eligible for the ServSafe® Food Safety Certification Examination for an additional fee.


Effective July 1, 2014, training hour requirements for Food Service Sanitation courses are reduced from 15 hours to 8 hours!  Recertification now requires students to complete an 8-hour Food Service Sanitation course and exam every 5 years.


Book & Test Fee: $49


Thu/Fri Aug 27 & 28

FSS 610-004Z
$149(book & test additional)



Thu/Fri Sep 17 & 18

FSS 610-005Z
$149(book & test additional)



Thu/Fri Oct 15 & 16

FSS 610-006Z
$149(book & test additional)



Thu/Fri Nov 19 & 20

FSS 610-007Z
$149(book & test additional)






8:30am- 12:30pm

Deadline: Aug 20





8:30am- 12:30pm

Deadline: Sep 10





8:30am- 12:30pm

Deadline: Oct 8





8:30am- 12:30pm

Deadline: Nov 12


If you fail to pass the exam the first time, you can retake the exam during the next class offering.  The fee to retake the exam is $49. To register for a retake, please use course number WBT 611.  You can retake the exam two times before being required to take the entire course over.


Which languages are the exams available?

The exam is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Burmese.  The test is given in English unless prior arrangements have been made to take the test in a different language. The course is taught in English only.


Frequently Asked Questions for Food Handler Training in Illinois


For more information on Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification, please visit the IDPH website or call IDPH at (217) 785-2439 or visit the IDPH website.


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