Credentials


Since 1937 we have been leading the way for practitioners to achieve a set of defined competencies, evidenced through testing and maintained through continuing education. These benchmarks of excellence have become the gold standard in recognizing those who are uniquely equipped to handle the wide breadth of environmental health issues.

Value of a NEHA Credential

Our longstanding history in credentialing means that our standards are high and that individuals with a NEHA credential have mastered a body of knowledge and acquired practical experience to perform relevant work responsibilities. As an impartial, third-party endorsement of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience, a credential stands in support of a candidate’s resume and professional references. It serves as verification that a professional has achieved a baseline level of competency in their subject matter and adhere to a code of ethics.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian

  • The REHS/RS credential is the premiere NEHA credential. The credential credentials your competency in the breadth and depth of environmental health issues, including emergency response, and community education. | REHS/RS Credential

Certified Professional - Food Safety

  • The CP-FS credential certifies that you as a food safety professional understand the food microbiology, HACCP principles, and regulatory requirements needed to keep the public safe from foodborne illness. | CP-FS Credential

Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator

  • The CFOI credential certifies your skill and knowledge to assess foodborne illness risks, perform environmental assessments, identify contributing factors and antecedents, and implement control measures to prevent the spread of foodborne illness. | CFOI Credential

Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety

  • The CCFS credential certifies that you have expertise in the manufacturing and processing areas of food safety in a regulatory/oversight, management, or compliance in the private sector. | CCFS Credential

Food Safety Auditor

  • Food safety auditor credentials demonstrate your expertise in food safety management and compliance. The Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA) credential certifies your knowledge and skills in completing 1st and 2nd party audits and food safety supply chain audits. The Registered Food Safety Auditor (RFSA) credential certifies your knowledge and skills in completing 3rd party food safety audits. | Auditor Credentials
Contact the Credentialing Department at 303-756-9090 ext. 310, or credentialing@neha.org if you are interested in maintaining your HHS, CIOWTS, CEHT, RET, RHSP and RHSS credentials.