Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLM)

University of Illinois CLM Training

The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act of 1997 requires livestock producers to receive training through the U of I Extension CLM Training Program. This program provides livestock producers with the best management practices for managing and handling their manure. Livestock producers with more than 300 animal units must be a certified livestock manager (CLM).


Certified Livestock Manager Training for 2021 will be different from past due to COVID-19 impacts.

IDoA has approved two options this year: new online training and webinars (scroll down for more info).


Online training: Updated for 2021 should be considered the first option for everyone.  Available at any time and your own pace. Completion requirements: For less than 1,000 AU, work through the training only. More than 1,000 AU requires completing the training and passing the a 40-question online test (in lieu of the IDoA’s paper based test). The online test will be available until December 1, 2021. You can create an account and register for the online training using the link below ($40).

Click here for new online CLM training


Webinars: Four webinars (virtual workshops) will be offered. These will have the same format as previous workshops. Registration is required ($40). You must attend the whole webinar (about 4 hours) to be eligible for your certificate.  The attendance will be checked through the Zoom reports. Those with over 1,000 AU will be required to login and take the 40-question online test (in lieu of the IDoA’s paper-based test).  A password for accessing the test site will be sent after attending the webinar. The links to register are below.

1. January 20, 2021 Wednesday @ 9 am (register here)

2. January 29, 2021 Friday @ 9 am (register here)

3. February 9, 2021 Tuesday @ 9 am (register here)

4. March 4, 2021 Thursday @ 9 am (register here)


For questions with registration, please contact University of Illinois Extension at 815 858 2273. All webinars will start at 9 am. You are encouraged to sign in 10 minutes early to make sure your connection and audio are working properly. The content for the webinars is the same. Please pick-up the day that works best for you.


Please note that due to increased health restrictions, we had to cancel our face-to-face workshops this year. If the COVID situation gets better, we will spend any effort to organize face-to-face workshops, but currently, we can only offer online training and webinars. Please check our website or Twitter account for updates.


Information sessions: We will hold three optional information sessions. You are welcome to attend one if you have a question or want to learn how to navigate the online training website. No registration is required.

1. December 14, 2020 Monday @ 6 pm (click here to join)

2. January 11, 2021 Monday @ 6 pm (click here to join)

3. February 23, 2021 Tuesday @ 6 pm (click here to join)


Upon successful completion of these requirements, producers are certified for three years.

Click here for further details.