About the AEC

Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition

The NEHA AEC is so much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. It is the event from which environmental health professionals leave, trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance their organizations and themselves.

NEHA’s AEC is the most comprehensive training and education investment your organization can make to achieve immediate and long-term benefits. By attending the NEHA AEC, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization's daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results. You also can earn Continuing Education (CE) credit to maintain your professional credential(s).

Continuing Education Credits

Earn up to 24 CE contact hours (enough to meet your full two-year NEHA professional credential requirement) by attending and participating in the NEHA AEC. CEs can be fulfilled by attending:

  • First Time Attendee Orientation
  • Training and educational sessions
  • The Keynote Address and Grand Session Kickoff
  • Preconference workshops
  • Credential review courses
  • Educational sessions via the recorded sessions on-demand after the AEC is over

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

Welcome Students!

The NEHA AEC is a great place for your professional development in environmental health. By attending the conference, you get to learn from and network with some of the most experienced professionals in the industry! Accessing the conference also shows your support for advancing the environmental health (EH) profession and keeping it moving forward! 


  • "The AEC is an excellent venue to foster the passion you have for environmental health and a reminder of why we do what we do."