The National Environmental Health Association will offer two food safety training courses in the Chicago area Nov. 19-20.

The classes, which target the restaurant, grocery, manufacturing and processing industries, are part of the Food Safety Consortium at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

The two full days of training, which reflect changes happening under the Food Safety Modernization Act, aim to help prepare candidates for food safety credentials.

On offer are:


  • Certified Professional — Food Safety. The exam covers microbiology, hazard analysis critical control points principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety. This credential is for processing and manufacturing food safety, including regulatory as well as private sector roles.


Exams may be taken onsite Nov. 21 after the course if applications, eligibility requirements and fees are submitted to NEHA by Oct. 21. Applicants also can take the credential exam review courses but test at a later date at a Pearson Vue testing center. More information is at