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 ServSafe Sanitation Certification

ServSafe is the most widely accepted food safety program among state, local and federal health departments. ServSafe Sanitation Certification Classes offered by the Illinois Restaurant Association are approved by the Illinois Department of Health and all municipalities, including the City of Chicago, and qualify successful students for both state and local certification.

IRA instructors are recognized as leaders in foodservice instruction, and are certified by the Illinois Department of Health, the Chicago Department of Health, and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

PLEASE NOTE, all foodservice sanitation certificates expire five years after their date of issue. Check your certificate to ensure it is renewed before expiration. ServSafe Sanitation classes are held monthly at the IRA office in Chicago. To register for a class, please download the appropriate form at right, or contact the IRA at (312) 787-4000.

Foreign Language Sanitation Certification Classes

Classes are available in Spanish every month. Cantonese and Mandarin classes are available through the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Please call (800) 572-1086 for more information.

Sanitation Certification Class Information

Sanitation Certification Classes are offered in a 2-day format. Attendance on all days of the class is required for certification.

Classes are held at the IRA Office:
33 W. Monroe St., Ste. 250
Chicago, IL 60603


Class Tuition

IRA Member - $175.00 + $35.00 City of Chicago Certificate if required.
Non-Member - $225.00 + $35.00 City of Chicago Certificate if required. (ServSafe textbook included)

Cash Payments Are NOT Accepted. Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the class date to receive a 50% refund or full credit toward a future seminar. Credits are honored up to 6 months from date of payment.

Class Schedule

Class Formats & Start Times:
2-day class formats - Weekdays - Check-in: 8:15 a.m. Start time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Check-in: 7:45 a.m. Start time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1-day class formats - Check-in: 8:45 a.m. Start time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mondays - 2, 9 - SPANISH
Monday - Tuesday - 16, 17
Tuesday - Wednesday - 3, 4
Wednesdays - 11, 18
Saturdays - 7, 14

Class Registration Forms
Sanitation Certification Class
Recertification Class
Summer Festival Certification Class
ServSafe Alcohol Certification Class
Curso de Certificacón Sanitaria en Español
Product Order Forms
Compliance Posters

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