The Illinois Restaurant Association is an approved provider of State & City of Chicago Re-certification (five year renewal) classes. This one-day class is required for the renewal of all sanitation certificates, and must be completed PRIOR to expiration.
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 and please plan ahead - it takes approximately 10 - 14 weeks to process grades and certificates.
Re-certification 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.
Recertification Class Information
This is a one-day class and students must present their original certificate on the day of class - NO COPIES ACCEPTED.
Classes are held at the IRA Office:
33 W. Monroe St., Ste. 250
Chicago, IL 60603
IRA Member-$80.00 + $35.00 City of Chicago Certificate if required.
Non-Member - $100.00 + $35.00 City of Chicago Certificate if required
Cash Payments Are NOT Accepted.
1-day class format - Check-in: 8:45 a.m. Start time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - 25 - SPANISH
Tuesday - 12
Tuesday - 10