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Food Sanitation Certificates at Kennedy-King College

Due to COVID-19 the Food Service Sanitation Program office is currently closed; however, you still can complete the application process by mail or electronically.

List of days Kennedy-King College is closed can be found at the link below.
Required Documents                            
The following PRINTED documents are required in order to complete the application process:
  • A copy of your National Food Protection Manager Certificate.
  • Training Hours Verification Form completed and signed by Instructor/Proctor.   (2018 Rules -Instructor led course must be conducted by approved City of Chicago Instructor.  On-line training course require training hours’ form completed by proctor with proof of completion of an approved on-line training course.  If the training and exam were taken on or before December 31, 2017 then the hours of training, need to be verified by a City of Chicago or Illinois Department of Public Health Instructor.)
  • Copy of Valid Picture ID
  • The fee is $52.00, please make payable by cash or money order to Kennedy-King College.
  • Completed application (application located under Learn More).
  • If a proxy is applying on your behalf, you will need to provide a written note giving your permission to the proxy.  The note must be signed and dated. 
An application and instructions on how to apply electronically can be found under Learn More.
Incomplete applications are not accepted.

Your City of Chicago Food Service Sanitation Certificate will be mailed to your home address approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your application is approved.

Getting to Kennedy-King College:
By public transit: Several transit routes run adjacent to the college including: the CTA Green Line (Halsted stop) and the CTA bus #63 (Kedzie bus West from CTA Red Line 63rd station OR Stony Island bus East toward CTA Red Line 63rd station), #8 (Waveland/Broadway bus North OR 79th Street South).

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