Downstate Classes - Certified Food Protection Manager Course

Downstate classes

Downstate 2020 Brochure

Overall, CTC students have a 95% passing rate on the State Food Sanitation Exam with an average score of 89%. We pride ourselves on the educational background and experiences of our instructors and the special attention we give to our students. Please click here for a brochure. All pricing information is at the bottom of the page.


Best Western
3800 E. Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL 62002


Quality Inn
800 N. Kinzie Ave.
Bradley, IL 60915


Round Barn Banquet Centre
1900 Round Barn Rd.
Champaign, IL  61820

Decatur/ Forsyth

Homewood Suites
333 W. Marion Ave.
Forsyth, IL.  62535



Hampton Inn
663 S. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL.  60115


East Peoria

Hampton Inn
11 Winners Way
East Peoria, IL 61611


Comfort Suites
1310 W. Fayette
Effingham, IL  62401

Fairview Heights

Holiday Inn
313 Salem Place
Fairview Heights, IL  62208


The Kensington Inn
311 E. Simmons St.
Galesburg, IL.  61401


Lincoln Park District
1400 Railer Way
Lincoln, IL.  62656


Holiday Inn Express
4 Thunderbird Circle
Litchfield, IL 62056



Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
1000 Health Center Dr. (Rt. 16)
Mattoon, IL  61938

Mount Vernon

Hampton Inn
221 Potomac Blvd
Mt. Vernon, IL.  62864


New Baden

Zion United Church
414 W. Hanover St.
New Baden, IL 62265


Holiday Inn Express
1715 Parkway Plaza Dr.
Normal, IL.  61761


LaQuinta Inn
4389 Venture Dr.
Peru, IL.  61354

Rock Falls

Days Inn
2105 First Ave. South
Rock Falls, IL 61071


Holiday Inn (New location as of 2-1-2020)
7550 E. State St./ I-90 & Rt. 20
Rockford, IL.  61108

Rock Island

Rock Island Fitness Center
4303 N. 24th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201


Shelby Co. Health Dept.
1700 W. S. Third St.
Shelbyville, IL 62565


St. John's Hospital
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62769


Moultrie Co. Health Dept.  (*Held at Moultrie Co. Sheriff's Office*)
1505 W. Hagerman St.
Sullivan, IL 61951?

Cancellation Policy

If you register for a class and are unable to attend, please CANCEL within 2 business days prior to class beginning, or there will be a $10.00 fee assessed to reschedule.  You can request a REFUND, however, a $45.00 cancellation fee will be assessed

Classes are subject to change.  Dates & locations can change from this brochure.  Please call us if you have not received confirmation of registration or payment; we can confirm that you are registered and that your payment has been received.

Retake Exams

If you fail your exam, you can retake the exam.  The fee for retaking the exam is $55.00 per exam.  This payment must be made prior to retaking, or you will not be allowed to test.

*No limit on how many times a person can retake, however, the $55.00 fee will be assessed for each exam *

Online Courses

CTC offers the course online.  You can take the course via your computer for only $180.00 per person. Once you have completed your course online, you will be required to come into one of our locations to take the National Exam (we will pre-register you for your exam).

Call 1-800-705-8204 to register. Please note: We only accept credit cards as a form of payment for our online course. Once purchased, refunds are not offered. 

Downstate Classes Fees & Registration Information 

The fee for the FSSMC course is $127.00* per person. This includes eight hours of classroom instruction. After successfully passing the National exam, NRFSP will mail your certificate to you.  This Certificate is valid for 5 years. Online Course Fee $180.00 per person, includes exam and certificate.

Registration begins fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of class. There will be a morning and an afternoon break with 1/2  hour for lunch on your own. Each participant must complete the full eight hours of instruction to be able to take the National exam, which will be given at the same location.

In order that we may have adequate course materials available for each class, pre-registration is encouraged. If you have signed up for a class and cannot attend, you must call us at 1-800-705-8204 three days prior to the class date and cancel or you will be charged a $45.00 fee. The Class rescheduling fee is $10.00.

We require a minimum of five students per class.  If a scheduled class has less than this minimum requirement, it has to be canceled.  Students registered will be contacted prior to the start date and will be rescheduled for the next available class.

*There is a $25.00 service charge on all returned checks.* ?

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