Preconference Courses, Exams and Workshops

Preconference and Conference Registration

Advance your expertise and career potential by obtaining a NEHA credential or certification at the AEC. You may choose to take just a credential/certification course, just an exam, or both a course and an exam.

Note: Only qualified applicants will be able to sit for an exam. A separate application is required for each credential exam and the application deadline is 5/28/19.


Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)

Review course: Sunday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 9 from 8:00am–5:00pm Sunday and Monday, and 8:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday
Exam: Wednesday, July 10 8:00am 

Individuals will need to submit the application and all required documents and fees by May 28th in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. This two and a half day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA REHS/RS credential exam. Participants are expected to have a solid foundation of environmental health knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the REHS/RS credential exam. This course alone is not enough to pass the REHS/RS credential exam. The class will cover exam content areas as described in the Candidate Information Brochure.

Cost: $499 Members, $599 Nonmembers. REHS/RS Study Guide is not included.

Learn About REHS/RS Credential


Certified Professional – Food Safety (CP-FS)

Review course: Sunday and Monday, July 7 and 8, 8:00am – 5:00pm daily
Exam: Tuesday, July 9 8:00 am 

Individuals will need to submit the application and all required documents and fees by May 28th in order to be eligible to sit for the exam.This two-day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA CP-FS credential exam. Participants are expected to have prior food safety knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the CP-FS exam. The course will cover exam content areas as described in the Candidate Information Brochure. The instructor will be available during and after the course for questions.

Cost: $399 for members and $499 for nonmembers. Includes the CP-FS Study Package (CP-FS manual, and CP-FS Flash Cards), a $260 value.

Learn About CP-FS Credential 


Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)

Review course: Sunday and Monday, July 7 and 8, 8:00am – 5:00pm daily
Exam: Tuesday, July 9 8:00 am 

Individuals will need to submit the application and all required documents and fees by May 28th in order to be eligible to sit for the exam.This two-day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA CCFS credential exam. Participants are expected to have prior food safety knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the CCFS exam. The course will cover exam content areas as described in the Candidate Information Brochure. The instructor will be available during and after the course for questions.

Cost: $399 for members and $499 for nonmembers. 

LEARN ABOUT CCFS CREDENTIAL 


Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA)

Exam: Tuesday, July 9 8:00am

Individuals will need to submit the application and all required documents and fees by May 28th in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. There will not be a CFSSA review course offered at the AEC.

CFSSA Application and Credential Information 


Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator (CFOI)

Exam: Tuesday, July 9 8:00am

Individuals will need to submit the application and all required documents and fees by May 28th in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. There will not be a CFOI review course offered at the AEC.

CFOI Application and Credential Application


Advance your knowledge and skills in environmental health leadership by experiencing one of the following workshops.

Affiliate Leadership Workshop

Monday, July 8
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This workshop is free – Pre-registration is required (Capped at 50 participants). 

NEHA Affiliate leaders are invited to collaborate, learn, and network at this half-day workshop. The goal of this annual workshop is to provide affiliates with tips and resources for running successful associations.


FDA National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Self-Assesment and Verification Audit Workshop

Sunday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 9 
8:00am–5:00pm Sunday and Monday, and 8:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday

This workshop fee is TBD – Pre-registration is required (Capped at 50 participants). 

The Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop (Course ID: SAVAW) is designed to provide participants with an overview of the Retail Program Standards criteria and an in-depth understanding of the self-assessment and verification audit processes, worksheets, and forms. Participants should be program managers or those directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments and preparing for verification audits. Participants should have a good understanding of the criteria contained in each of the nine Retail Program Standards.


Food Safety Auditor Training

Sunday, July 7 – Monday, July 8 
8:00am–5:00pm Sunday and Monday

Advance registration is $499 for NEHA members or $599 for Nonmembers

This 2-day training is designed to strengthen and enhance the skills, knowledge and critical thinking behaviors attributed to a qualified food safety auditor in the post FSMA environment. It provides the participant with a comprehensive review of good auditing practices, written and verbal communication skills and preventive controls based technical knowledge using exercises, case studies and other interactive learning techniques. A hypothetical third party certification audit provides the framework for this course. All course participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from NEHA.


Instructional Skills Training

Sunday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 9 
8:00am–5:00pm Sunday and Monday, and 8:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday

Advance registration TBD (Capped at 25 participants)

Do you want to be a better instructor? Do you know the difference between evaluation and assessment? Do you know when it is better to use presentation, facilitation, or demonstration as an instructional method with adults? Join this interactive class where you will work with colleagues discussing, debating, and putting into practice the instructor skills needed to increase engagement with your content.


NEHA and Climate for Health Ambassador Training

Tuesday, July 8
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop is free – pre-registration is required (Capped at 50 participants). 

NEHA is partnering with Climate for Health, a program of ecoAmerica, to elevate its climate leadership and expand engagement on climate solutions as a health priority for its members, environmental health professionals, policymakers, and the public.  The Climate for Health Ambassador Training will equip environmental health professionals with knowledge, hands on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions.tend.


Survival Skills for Environmental Health Leaders

Monday, July 8
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advance registration is $150 for NEHA members or $175 for Nonmembers.

Developed to meet the multiple training needs of emerging environmental health leaders, this intensive, interactive program focuses on management and leadership skill building, successful strategies, and best practices for emerging leaders in our field. Whether you are new to EH or a rising star, this one-day, interactive workshop, taught by seasoned EH professionals will give you a foundation for building your skills.


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