Reciprocity

NEHA REHS/RS Credential Reciprocity

If you hold a state REHS or RS credential, you may be eligible to receive NEHA’s REHS/RS credential without re-examination (reciprocity). In order to be eligible for reciprocity you must:

  • Have a valid, current state registration; and
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree with 30 semester/45 quarter hours in basic sciences; and
  • Have proof of passing the REHS/RS exam that was used by NEHA at the time you tested:  
      • NEHA REHS/RS exam taken on or after July 13, 2014.
      • Must have scored 650 or higher.
      • NEHA REHS/RS exam taken between January 1, 1998 and July 12, 2014.
      • Must have scored 68% or higher.
      • Professional Examination Service (PES) exam taken prior to December 31, 1997.
      • Must have scored 70% or higher.

 

Do you meet all 3 qualifications above?

Yes, please apply.

No (Reciprocity is not available)

Still not sure? Views the Reciprocity Helpful Hints below.

 

Questions? Contact the NEHA Credentialing Department, credentialing@neha.org or 303- 756-9090 ext. 310

Reciprocity: State Specific

State Specific Reciprocity Information 

 

Arizona:
You may qualify for regular reciprocity if you took the PES exam before December 31, 1997 or the NEHA REHS/RS exam after January 1, 2013. The one year Open Window Reciprocity opportunity expired on February 28, 2014.

California:
California state REHS exams taken before August 1992 may be eligible for reciprocity. California state exams taken after August 1992 are not eligible due to the different exam used in California.

Connecticut:
You may qualify for regular reciprocity if you took the PES exam before December 31, 1997 or the NEHA REHS/RS exam after January 1, 2013. The one-year Open Window Reciprocity opportunity expired on February 28, 2014.

New Jersey: 
New Jersey state exams are not eligible for reciprocity unless you can prove you took the PES exam before January 1, 1998.

Ohio:
You may qualify for regular reciprocity if you took the PES exam before December 31, 1997 or the NEHA REHS/RS exam after January 1, 2013. The one-year Open Window Reciprocity opportunity expired on February 28, 2014.

Texas:
Only the full-length NEHA REHS exam (4 hours, 250 questions) is eligible.  The shorter Texas RS exam (100 questions) is NOT eligible for reciprocity.

 

Reciprocity: Helpful Hints

NEHA REHS/RS Credential Reciprocity Helpful Hints

 

Not Sure If You Meet the Qualifications for Reciprocity?

1. Do you have a valid, current state registration? If you’re not sure, contact your state registration program. If you do not have a current registration card or certificate showing an expiration date, request one so you can submit a copy to NEHA. 
 

2. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of basic science? If you’re not sure, review a copy of your college transcripts. NEHA considers basic science courses to include Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences or Health Sciences. You can request NEHA to evaluate your college transcripts for $50 and the Transcript Review Request Form
 

3. If you’re not sure which type of exam you took, the date you tested or your score, check your personal documents from your state registration program or contact them for your specific information. If you need to contact NEHA for a state exam score, you must know the approximate date you took the exam. NEHA state exam records are filed in date order, not by name.

Questions? 
Contact the NEHA Credentialing Department, credentialing@neha.org or 303- 756-9090 ext. 310 

Reciprocity: Completing Application

Tips on Completing Reciprocity for the NEHA REHS/RS Credential Application.

Step 1  Fill out your contact information

Step 2 – Application Fees:

  • NEHA members* = $125  (*Membership is optional and can be added further down in Step 2).

  • Non-Members = $185 for non-members

Step 3 – Read Part C and complete all parts.

Step 4 – Transcripts can come with the application or directly from the school and mailed separately (to Attn: Credentialing at NEHA). Indicate on Step 4 if transcripts will come separately and if name on transcript may differ from the name on your application (such as maiden name/married name).

Steps 5-7, (skip 8), 9 — Read and complete.

 

It can take 4-6 weeks for Reciprocity applications to be processed. It is also recommended that you review the NEHA Credentialing Handbook.