2022 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

Thank You For AttendingSee you next year in jazzy New Orleans. Save the date, July 31 - August 3

June 28–July 1, 2022

Spokane, Washington (Spokane Convention Center) and Virtually 

The NEHA AEC is so much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. NEHA’s AEC is the most comprehensive training and education investment your organization can make to achieve immediate and long-term benefits. 

  • Acquire practical and real-world information and expertise from like minded professionals that share your passion for environmental health.
  • Leave trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance your organization and yourself.
  • Gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization's daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results.
  • Earn continuing education (CE) credit to maintain your professional credential(s).

Continuing Education Credits FAQs

I have a NEHA credential (CCFS, CFOI®, CFSSA®, CIOWTS, CP-FS®, HHS, REHS/RS®), how should I submit the hours from this conference?

Submit the total number of hours using your MyNEHA account. Login with your User ID and Password. On the right side of the screen, look for “My Credentials and CEs." Click on "Report CE Credits.” Complete the Self-Report CE Credits form. 

Do I need to list each session/course separately?

No, submit as one line item titled NEHA 2022 AEC on your Self-Report form and enter the grand total number of hours.

How many CE credits do I earn for attending the AEC?

It depends on which sessions you attend, minus meals and breaks. One hour of time spent learning equals one CE. Fifteen-minute sessions are rounded to 0.5 and forty-five-minute sessions are rounded to 1.0. 

Can I enter in my continuing education online if I do not hold a NEHA credential? 

No, this is available only to those that hold a NEHA credential. 

I have a ____ credential from ____ state. What do I need to do to get credit with them?

You need to speak with your individual state or whomever manages your credential and submit your hours to them in the manner they instruct you to. Other organizations that have credentials might not accept this conference as continuing education.

My state/organization requires that I send them a certificate showing I attended, where do I get that?

An automatic CE tracking email will be sent to all virtual attendees outlining the sessions attended. In order for in-person attendees to receive a summary of sessions attended, individuals must scan the QR code outside each session to check-in.

How do I get a certificate when I watch on-demand? 

All registrants will have access to on-demand session one month after the conclusion of the AEC. Access will be through NEHA’s Learning Management System and Certificates will be automatically sent after viewing individual sessions. 

Contact credentialing@neha.org for additional questions. 

 

See the Continuing Education page for information on credits for other organizations and for the California REHS program.



For more information about the AEC, email aec@neha.org.

Thank you to every exhibitor for helping make the exhibition a huge success. 

We will follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines set by CDC.

COVID-19 Guidance

We want you to know that we have your health in mind. The following protocols will be in place for your safety and comfort:

  • Conference staff (NEHA staff, security staff, food and beverage staff, janitorial staff, venue management staff, etc.) will be masked while working with you or around you.
  • The Spokane Public Facilities District venues have achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation and the Spokane Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the industry gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, the Spokane Convention Center has implemented the stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.
  • At registration, we will provide colored stickers that can be added to your badge to indicate your comfort level.
    • Red = No contact
    • Yellow = Elbows Only
    • Green = Handshakes and Hugs

Face Mask

On April 19, 2022, the CDC lifted the order requiring masks on public transportation and at transportation hubs. However, masks remain an important tool for reducing the transmission of COVID-19, especially with the emergence of more contagious variants.

The Washington Department of Health recommends people aged five years and older wear face masks in crowded indoor settings and confined spaces. Please bring your own mask. We will have disposable masks available for you at the information booth, upon request.

Even though masks are no longer required in many places, individuals may want to continue to wear a mask for added protection against COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised, those living with someone who is immunocompromised, or simply those who may just feel safer wearing a mask. Every individual should assess their own personal risk when making this decision.

Additionally, every person should continue to use COVID-19 prevention measures such as staying up to date on vaccination, handwashing, testing, and staying home when you’re sick.

Vaccination

Per CDC recommendation, full vaccination is strongly encouraged for all individuals attending inperson, as well as booster doses for those who are eligible. Full vaccination is defined as:

  • 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or
  • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson product (or a comparably approved vaccine if you are an international attendee).

We welcome virtual attendance for those who are unable to be fully vaccinated. Those traveling from outside the United States should check for any travel restrictions on your country of origin to ensure quarantine is not required.

Pre-conference COVID-19 Exposure

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, or other communicable illnesses, please refrain from traveling and participating in the AEC. In-person registration can be changed to virtual registration at any time, for any reason.

Review CDC’s full quarantine and isolation guidelines for detailed information.

COVID-19 Exposure at the AEC

If you become ill or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 while on site at the AEC, please contact the in-person registration desk or email registration@neha.org and we will provide you with a COVID-19 rapid test kit.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during or after the AEC, please email us at registration@neha.org so that we can notify attendees of their possible exposure. Those who test positive while at the conference should follow CDC instructions for isolation.

Visit the Spokane Regional Health District website for additional details and testing site locations.

  *COVID-19 Precautions and Requirements are subject to change. Check back here for the latest guidance.