Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Register Sanitarian Credential
The REHS/RS is our most predominant credential. Professionals who hold this credential demonstrate competency in an impressive range of environmental health topics including vector control, water quality, hazardous materials, air quality, built environment, direct and train personnel to respond to routine or emergency environmental situations, and provide education to their communities. REHS/RS credential holders are also key to ensuring communities are in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental health regulations.
REHS/RS Credential Review Course
Preconference training held at the 2023 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition
Saturday, July 29 – Monday, July 31
$549 member/$649 non-member, bundle with registration: $1029 member/$1,129 non-member
This two-and-a-half-day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential exam. Participants are expected to have a solid foundation of environmental health knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the REHS/RS credential exam. This course alone is not enough to pass the REHS/RS credential exam. The class will cover exam content areas as described on our website. The REHS/RS Study Guide is included in this review course.
An additional application and fee are required to take any credential exam. There will be the opportunity to take the paper exam onsite at the AEC. Apply online to take the REHS/RS exam. Please allow 6 weeks to process your application.
Eligibility TracksIndividuals can follow one of three tracks to be eligible for the REHS/RS credential exam:
- Environmental Health Degree Track
- Bachelor's Degree Track
- "In Training" Track
Unfortunately, work experience cannot be accepted in lieu of college coursework.
- Member: $420.00
- Non-Member: $605.00
Emeritus StatusSome individuals may be interested in Emertus status of their REHS/RS credential (i.e. REHS/RS-E to indicate Emeritus status). With this designation, individuals may consult, work, teach, and/or volunteer in environmental health. Resuming active use of the credential requires a written request to our Board of Directors and additional fees. To qualify for Emeritus status, individuals must:
- Have completed a minimum of 15 years of service in the environmental health field and,
- Have a current NEHA credential that is in active status (i.e. not currently expired) and,
- Not plan to consult, work (part-time or full-time), teach, or volunteer in environmental health as a full-fledged (i.e. REHS/RS) credential holder and,
- Submit payment of $25 (member)/$50 (non-member) for the status change