Licensing, Certification, & Training

Licensing a Food Service Establishment

To open a new food service establishment or change an existing food service establishment, operators should contact the Environmental Health Division of the Peoria City/County Health Department at 309-679-6161 to get a plan review packet or download the appropriate packet. The Health Department requires a scale drawing of the proposed food service establishment set up, a copy of the menu, and all operating procedures. Directions to fill these out are in the packet.

Sanitarians assess these documents to determine the risks associated with food storage, handling, and holding. The food service establishment must then be in compliance (determined by a pre-operational inspection) before a food and drink license is issued. After a food service establishment is approved and opened, it is inspected 1 to 3 times a year, as determined by the risk level set by the sanitarian working with the food service establishment.

Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification

Establishments that prepare food are required by the Illinois State Food Code to employ one or more persons certified as a Food Service Sanitation Manager.

The Food Service Sanitation Manager classes educate food service workers on how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food in a safely. View certification information.

Food Handler Training

ANSI Approved Online Training

Instructor Led Training

Training Site
Phone Number
Tazewell County Health Department 309-925-5511, ext. 272
Fulton County Health Department 309-647-1134, ext. 230
S.A.F.E. - Connie Biggs 309-360-0285
Insightful Food Safety - Wanda Atkins 309-837-5158
Black Hawk College 309-796-5000
Eastern Iowa Community College 563-441-4001