The Board requires all licensees to acquire 20 hours of continuing education per renewal cycle.
The CEU submittal process
Board-approved training shall be designed to improve, advance, or extend professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of an environmental health specialist.
Board-approved training may consist of participation in any of the following:
- College-level or post-graduate course work given by an accredited college or university;
- Courses, seminars, workshops, or lectures;
- Extension studies and correspondence courses, if there is satisfactory proof of completion, acceptable to the Board;
- In-service training, if there is satisfactory proof of completion;
- Authoring papers published in professional journals and requiring peer review;
- Instruction of approved training courses, with up to 10 hours in approved training courses per renewal period accepted.
The Board will approve for CEU credit training in the following:
- General Environmental Health
- Food Protection
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Potable Water
- Institutions and Licensed Establishments
- Vectors, Pests and Poisonous Plants
- Swimming Pools and Recreation Facilities
- Statutes, Regulations and Standards
- Hazardous Materials
- Radiation Protection
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Air Quality and Noise
- Disaster Sanitation and Emergency Planning
Proof of Training
Each licensed environmental health specialist shall be responsible for the submission of proof of all approved training to the Board. Proof of training consists of:
- Official transcripts from the educational institution;
- A certificate or other documentation signed by the instructor or sponsor of the training, attesting to the satisfactory completion of the training;
- Other documentation determined by the Board to be adequate, in light of the nature of the training, to establish that training was actually received by the applicant.