Effective 10/17/2016, you will need to apply and pay for your Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC) ONLINE. This will allow you to receive your IL FSSMC certificate faster than the previous process since you will be able to complete all steps at one time and receive your certificate via email.

Before you get started:

o   Y You must have a copy of your certificate for completing the below courses:

·         8-hour Learn2Serve Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Training Course

·         Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam - Proctored by 3rd Party Test Center (Official Certificate you received in the mail).

§  If you don’t have a copy of these certificates, please feel free to contact Customer Support through this link: http://www.360training.com/support or call 877 881 2235.

o   Y You will have to pay you certificate online. In addition to the $35 fee for your certificate, there is an additional $1 processing fee.

·         If you do not have a debit/credit card or a checking account, you may purchase a prepaid debit card.

·         These are available at many stores or online and no bank or credit is required.

·         If you are purchasing a prepaid debit card to use to make the online payment for your certificate, ensure you have $36 available on the card.

o   Y You must have a personal email address that is not being used by someone else in the online application system.

·         For example, you cannot use your employer’s email address.

·         If you do not currently have an email address, there are several options to set one up for free. Such as (but not limited to) www.yahoo.com, www.gmail.com. www.hotmail.com.

 To start your online application, you will have to go to this website: https://ildph.usasafeinspect.com/Login.aspx. Screenshot of the page below.



 You must create your account by clicking the ‘New Account’ button. Then, follow the directions on the screen to create your User Name and Password.


  Tip: Choose something for your User Name that you will easily remember, such as, your email address.

  Upon successfully creating your Username and Password, go back to the login page on this link: https://ildph.usasafeinspect.com/Login.aspx, and enter your Username and Password.


  If you already have a user account, enter your User Name and Password on the same login page and click the ‘Log In’ button.

  If you have forgotten your password, click on the ‘Forgot Password’ button.



 Then, you will be required on the next page to enter your User Name and Email Address.

 Your new login credentials will be sent to your email address.


After receiving your new login credentials, go back to the login page on this link: https://ildph.usasafeinspect.com/Login.aspx, and enter your Username and Password.

Remember: Do not use the back button on your Internet browser to go back to a previous screen. You must use click on  at the bottom left side of your screen.

·         For questions when completing the online application process, click on the  link in the top right-hand corner of your screen.

To apply for a new Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), hover your cursor over Certification in the blue bar across the top and select Certification List.

Click on the arrow in the box and select Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) from the drop-down.

Once your application is submitted online and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), you will receive an email (to the email address you provided) stating your application is approved. The approval process could take up to 5 business days. The email will contain an attachment of your Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC) that can be saved to your computer and/or printed. 

The email will also contain a link to click on to go to the website to log back into your account with your User Name and Password and you can download and save and/or print your certificate at any time.  

If you have further questions and clarifications regarding this online application, please feel free to contact Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).