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Food Handler Training & Exam

Licensed Illinois Electrical Contractor completing the required 14 hours of education online with RocketCert

Here you can find all the information you need about becoming a Certified Food Handler in Illinois including how to obtain or renew your certification.

The state of Illinois requires anyone working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces to complete an approved training course. Our Food Handler Training course and will provide you with this required certification and crucial knowledge on how to ensure all food is prepared and served safely. Food handler training helps to decrease the spread of foodborne illnesses in restaurants.

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What courses are available for me to take online?

Illinois Food Handler Training
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Requirements & Steps

How do I become a Certified Food Handler in Illinois?

In Illinois, the food handler card expires every 3 years from the date it was issued. For re-certification you must take an approved training course.

With RocketCert, our education is fully narrated and expertly written. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
Purchase the course

Food Handler Training must come from an approved provider. At RocketCert, we offer the required training online. All of our courses come with lifetime access (though we know it won't take that long!)

Complete the Training

After purchasing the training you will immediately be able to begin working through the course. At the end of the training there is a short assessment you must pass to obtain your certification.


After the training is complete and you've passed the assessment, you can instantly print your certificate of completion.

Hours & Topics

What does the Food Handler course cover?

Electrician Renewal Hours Course Curriculum

  • The relationship between time and temperature with respect to foodborne illness, including the relationship between time and temperature and microorganisms during the various food handling preparation and serving states, and the type, calibration, and use of thermometers in monitoring food temperatures.
  • The relationship between personal hygiene and food safety, including the association of hand contact, personal habits and behaviors; relationship between the food handler's health and foodborne illness; and recognition of how policies, procedures and management contribute to improved food safety practices.
  • Methods of preventing food contamination in all stages of food handling, including terms associated with contamination and potential hazards prior to, during and after delivery.
  • Procedures for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils.
  • Problems and potential solutions associated with temperature control, preventing cross-contamination, and housekeeping and maintenance.
About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.


Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.


We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.


Our training is available 24/7, and you can start and stop as needed. With our mobile ready courses, you can take from nearly any device at any location.

Approval Info

  • Provider Name: ROCKETCERT
  • Provider Approval Number: xxxx
  • Provider Pin: xxxx
  • Course Number(s): xxxx
  • Approval Letter(s)