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Bureau & Putnam County Health Department Food Class Schedule

8-Hour Food Service Sanitation Managers Certificate Class

Bureau County
When: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fee: $125
Class held at the: Bureau County Health Department
526 Bureau Valley Parkway
Princeton, IL

To Register:

Please download the Bureau County registration form here.

Marshall County
When: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fee: $125
Class held at the: Lacon/Sparland Fire Protection District
Meeting Room
921 5th Street
Lacon, IL

To Register:

Please download the Marshall County registration form here.


  • Students must attend all 8 hours of the course to sit for the exam.
  • A photo ID is required on the day of the exam
  • Class size is limited to 35 students.
  • Pre-registration form and fee is required to reserve a place in the class.

*Note: Fees are non-refundable, and payment is necessary at the time of registration to guarantee a seat in class.

*Note: Lunch on your own

Food Handler Certificate Class

This 1-day education course will meet the requirements for receiving your Food Handler Certificate. A Food Handler Certificate is required by the Illinois Department of Public Health for food workers that do not have their Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate. This food handler certificate lasts for three (3) years and is not transferable from establishment to establishment. Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be given to each attendee and will meet the requirements for the Food Handler Certification Course.

This training will be required to be taken by December 31, 2014. Beginning on January 1, 2015, all employees at all establishments that handle/prepare/touch food will be required to have this certificate. The certificates earned at these certification courses will be required to be presented to the health department personnel during inspections.

The list of dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday August 8, 2016, 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Monday October 3, 2016, 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Monday December 12, 2016, 9:00AM-11:00AM

Cost for the course is $10.00. The first 50 people to reserve a spot in the course will be able to attend.

All classes are held at:

Bureau County Health Department Conference Room
526 Bureau Valley Parkway
Princeton, IL 61356


Please phone in your reservation for the course. To reserve, please call 309-246-8074 for Kaylee Halberg or 815-872-5091 ext. 216 for Danette Smith. Please bring a Photo I.D. and proof of employment.