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Continuing Education for Credentials

Credential Requirements

During the two-year credential period, the following continuing education contact hours must be earned to maintain the credential. We measure continuing education in contact hours. One “contact hour” is one clock hour of learning time. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.

  • CCFS: 24 Contact Hours
  • CEHT: 12 Contact Hours
  • CIOWTS: 12 Contact Hours
  • CP-FS: 24 Contact Hours
  • HHS: 15 Contact Hours
  • REHS/RS: 24 Contact Hours

Eligible Continuing Education

The following educational opportunities are eligible for continuing education credits as long as they relate to the environmental health field, including food, water, wastewater, air, vector and pest control, hazardous materials and/or waste management, radiation, recreation, housing, and institutional health and safety, occupational health and safety, program planning and legal aspects, or general environmental health and scientific concepts.

  • Conferences, seminars, classes, lectures, online trainings, etc.
  • Up to 10 hours of course instruction you teach per credentialing cycle.
  • Articles written for journals or other academic publications, up to 10 hours per credentialing cycle. A copy of the article must be submitted to us.
  • Undergraduate and graduate-level university courses. We grant 16 contact hours for each semester credit hour and 13 contact hours for each quarter credit hour.

Non-eligible Continuing Education

  • Submitting the same course more than once for different credentials.
  • Books or book reviews.
  • Work hours.
  • Credential study/review courses, since they take place before the credential is in effect.
  • Contact hours earned in the previous credentialing cycle. To ensure “continuing education” is ongoing, we do not carry over continuing education contact hours from one renewal cycle to the next.

Continuing Education Audit

Retain all supporting documentation in case of an audit. Individuals selected for an audit will be contacted by one of our staff with instructions.

Submitting Continuing Education

  • Login to MyNEHA
  • Select Credentials & Exams from the menu, then Self-Report CEU Credits
  • Complete the form (round up to the nearest half hour) and select Create
Courses completed through our E-Learning are automatically added to the account. CEs are approved daily by our staff and can be confirmed by logging in to MyNEHA. Items with an “edit” or “delete” next to them have not yet been verified by us.

Instructions for Downloading Self-Reported CEs

  • Login to MyNEHA
  • Select Credentials & Exams near the top of the page
  • Select View My CEU Credit History from the drop-down menu
  • Select Download Transcript on the My CEU Credit History page and a PDF will open in a new window to download or print

California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS)

We no longer provide Certificates of Attendance (COA) for continuing education units (CE).

CE-Approved Courses

There are many courses available through MyNEHA that can be used for continuing education (CE) credits. While many courses require a membership, others are available to anyone. Non-members can create a MyNEHA account to access non-member courses.

For NEHA Members

  • E-Learning
    • No cost to NEHA members
    • Presentation video, materials, online quiz, certificate of completion (after completing quiz)
    • Each hour of course material is equivalent to one NEHA-approved CE contact hour
    • There is no limit on the number of CEs obtained by this method
  • Journal of Environmental Health Quiz
    • No cost to NEHA members
    • Complete the quiz found in each issue of the JEH
    • Each completed quiz is equivalent to one NEHA-approved CE contact hour
  • Food Safety Instructor Training
    • Continuing education credits can be earned for the corresponding number of hours of food safety training taught by a NEHA-registered instructor who has earned their NEHA credential, up to 10 hours per credentialing period.

For NEHA Members & Non-Members

  • Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition and Virtual Conferences
  • Webinars & Partner Courses
    • No cost
    • Videos, virtual conferences, and online training in the environmental health field

Accessing Courses

  • Login to MyNEHA
  • Select “Shop” from the top menu
  • Select “All” in the category menu on the left and select from the drop-down menu
    • E-learning courses are available to members
    • Webinars and Partner Courses are available to anyone

Learn More

Contact us for questions by emailing our Credentialing Department.