Illinois Food Allergen Safety Training

ANAB Accredited and Illinois Department of Public Health Approved
  • Course Length: 60 minutes (Start and stop as needed)
  • Test Attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 70%
  • Format: Online
  • Prerequisites:
    To get your food allergen training certificate, simply watch the training videos and pass the test.
  • Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, mobile phone (Android, iOS)
  • Available Languages: English, Español
    Choose your language after purchase.
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Do I need to take Illinois Food Allergens Safety Training?

The IDPH requires all Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPMs) to complete food allergen safety training. While non-supervisory food employees are not required by law to take food allergy awareness training, it is highly suggested.

All food workers and food handlers should have a basic understanding of food allergens and how to prevent allergic food reactions at work.

When do I need to complete my food allergen safety training?

Illinois food managers must complete an approved Illinois Food Allergen Safety Training within 30 days of their date of hire.

Is Illinois Food Allergen Safety Training approved in my area?

StateFoodSafety’s Illinois Food Allergen Safety Training is approved for use throughout the state of Illinois. The program is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

What do I get at the end of Illinois Food Allergen Safety Training?

When you complete all course material and pass the final exam, you can immediately download and print your food allergen certificate. Your certificate will include the logo of the ANSI National Accreditation Board.

CFPMs must keep their certificate of completion at their work establishment. This certificate must be made available to the health inspector upon request.

What is an Illinois food allergen certificate of completion?

Your food allergen training certificate of completion verifies that you have completed a food allergen training course approved by the state of Illinois through the IDPH. It shows that you understand the basics of food allergens, including how to prevent allergic reactions to food.

How long is my Illinois food allergen certificate valid?

Your certificate is valid for three years from the date of completion. You will need to take the training course again to renew your certificate.

How long do I have access to food allergy awareness training?

Once you purchase the course, you have full access to all course materials for one year. That means you can rewatch lesson videos, refresh your knowledge and reprint your certificate at any time for 12 full months.

Where can I learn more about food allergens?

The FDA provides helpful general information about food allergies, the laws governing food allergen labeling and what to do in case of allergic food reactions.

To protect school-age children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer resources for managing food allergies at school. Their toolkit is valuable for school food workers, parents and other adults responsible for children in a school setting.

For even more information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a large library of resources on food allergy, celiac disease and lactose intolerance that you can consult. You can also review the FASTER Act of 2021 to learn about federal legislation designed to protect people with food allergies.