National Restaurant Association ServSafe Training and certification is appropriate for anyone seeking first-time certification or to renew an expired license. State and local governments require that food service establishments be under the direction of a person with a valid State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager's Certification. On successful completion of a State-approved exam, you will be eligible to apply for the State of Illinois certification ($35 fee). City of Chicago certificates are available for an additional $35 fee. A textbook is required. Allow approximately 6 to 8 weeks to receive your certifications. Contact Illinois Dept. of Public Health at 217-785-2439 for information about certifications.