Food Safety and Environmental Solutions, LLC offers professional food safety training and consulting services to meet your needs.


Our Illinois approved Foodservice Sanitation Manager courses focus on practical and proven safe food handing practices that you can use in your organization.

Illinois Approved 8 hour Foodservice Sanitation Manager Certification Courses

Food Handler Training will be required for ALL food handlers in Illinois beginning July 1, 2014

Food Safety Consulting customized for your business

Laurie​ Braunschweig, Vice President


Laurie Braunschweig is an accomplished business professional with over 15 years of account management and customer satisfaction experience while working for AIG Insurance. Working with customers to understand their needs/goals and helping them develop a plan to accomplish those needs/goals while ensuring results is what she does best. Having earned a business degree from Wisconsin’s oldest University, working for 3 separate insurance organizations, and raising four children, Laurie understands that the keys to success are organization, hard work, and making good choices. In addition, Laurie volunteers her time at the local school and is an active member of the Wauconda community having helped organized community events.

About us


Heather Anderson, President


Heather Anderson is an Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner, Nationally Registered Sanitarian and Certified Instructor in Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification with the State of Illinois Department of Public Health. After graduating from Illinois State University with a BS in Environmental Health, Heather worked with the Lake County Health Department in Illinois for 15 years and served as a Registered Environmental Health Practitioner and Food Safety Specialist. Training has always been her passion and she was responsible for new staff and intern mentoring throughout her career with the health department.


Heather resides in Port Barrington, Illinois with her husband and twin boys. She created this company to provide professional training services and continue her work as a superior educator.

Frequently Asked Questions



How can I renew my current certificate?

Beginning July 1, 2014, recertification for food service sanitation manager certification can be accomplished by completion of 8 hours of approved training, inclusive of the examination, and an achieved score of at least 75% on the examination.


I lost my certificate. How do I order a replacement?

You may follow the link at the bottom of this page to apply online for a replacement certificate. For questions, please contact the state at (217) 785-2439 for further information.


How can I make address changes with the State to ensure that I receive my certificate or renewal notice?

There are three ways to change your address with the IDPH. It is your responsibility to keep this information current.


  1. Notify IDPH by phone or letter of the change.

  2. Complete and submit a "Request Form" to IDPH.

  3. Write the information on a piece of paper and send it to Springfield:


           Illinois Department of Public Health

           Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies

           525 W. Jefferson Street, 2nd floor

           Springfield, IL 62761-0001


How often do I have to renew my certificate?

Certificates are valid for 5 years, at which time you must retake the 8 hour course and pass the examination in order to receive a renewal certificate valid for another 5 years. For instructions to apply for your Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Manager's Certicicate, please follow the link below:

Application Instructions




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Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Courses

2017/2018 Course Schedule:

Holiday Inn Express, 197 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich




Tuesday, February 6th


Monday, March 12th


Monday, April 9th


Monday, May 7th

Holiday Inn Express, 2595 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin
$30 off Jan-Mar to celebrate our new location!




Monday, January 29th


Tuesday, February 27th


Monday, March 19th



All classes run from 8:30am-5pm with the exam immediately following. Classes are taught in English, however exams are available in many different languages, including Spanish, Chinese and Korean.


Cost: $180, includes study book and exam
Cost of online course: $180, includes course link and exam; must contact us PRIOR to starting
Retake exams cost: $40
ServSafe© certification is available for a $20 additional fee.
Exam only proctor fee: $60
ServSafe© exam only proctor fee: $80


We accept cash, check or credit card for advanced registration. Note: A $25 fee will be charged for all NSF checks. Please print out the registration form and mail it with payment to:


Food Safety and Environmental Solutions, LLC
c/o Laurie Braunschweig
2252 Clearbrook Court
Wauconda, IL 60084




Class fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to a different date one time free of charge. If class or exam date is rescheduled more than once, a $40 rescheduling fee will be applied for each rescheduled date thereafter.



Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification



The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all food service establishments that prepare and serve food to have a certified food service manager on the premises at all times food is being handled.


In order to receive this Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) from the state of Illinois, the employee must take an approved 8 hour training course.


Our course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health for this mandatory certification. Topics covered include: Principles of Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Food Safety Education, Facilities and Equipment, Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety Regulations.


You must pass the exam with a grade of 75% or better in order to be eligible to receive your certificate from the Illinois Deparment of Public Health. You may retake the exam up to two additional times if a passing score is not achieved.


Please follow the link below for instructions to apply for your Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Manager's Certificate:

Application Instructions




Food Handler Training



Beginning July 1, 2014, a food handler certification will be required for all food handlers working in a restaurant, other than someone holding a Food Service Sanitation Manager certificate, and they must receive or obtain training in basic safe food handling principles within 30 days after employment.


The training provides food handlers with the knowledge and skills they need to safely handle foods for human consumption. Successful completion of the program assures food managers, regulators and trainers that the certificate holder has completed a basic course in food safety.


To be awarded the Certificate of Completion, an individual must complete the training course and pass the 40-question multiple-choice assessment with a 70% of higher. You may retake the assessment as many times as needed if a passing score is not achieved. The Certificate of Completion is valid for 3 years, at which time candidates must again take the course.


We offer 2 convenient ways to obtain Food Handler Training. Both methods are certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and provide a certificate of completion immediately upon successful completion of the course.


On-site training:


  1. A 2 hour training program that meets all requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health taught at your facility.

  2. On-site training for groups of 25 or more.

  3. Flexible scheduling to meet your organization's needs, including weekend availablility.

  4. Course is taught in English, however the book & assessment are available in English or Spanish.

  5. Cost of the training program is $20 per person (minimum of 25 participants required).


Online training:


  1. Course can be taken on your schedule to provide maximum flexibility.

  2. Choose from English or Spanish.

  3. Cost of the online training program is $9.95/person.

  4. Click here to proceed to the online training provider.




Food Safety Consulting Services



At Food Safety and Environmental Solutions LLC, we offer a customized program designed specifically to meet the needs of your establishment. Our goal is to provide our clients food safety solutions and training to ensure a safe and wholesome product is being delivered to your customers as well as maintaining compliance with your local health department.


We offer:


  1. Training and/or certification to your employees to improve safe food handling practices.

  2. A management program guide, including food temperature logs, HACCP program development, food safety checklists, and more.

  3. Pest control evaluation and auditing.

  4. Regulatory communication to help meet compliance standards.

  5. Food inspection services.


Please call (847) 865-5106 for more information and pricing.