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Did you know that an environmental health credential is recognized in 31 states and required at some level in 28 states and the District of Columbia?
- In 23 states, an environmental health credential is required by statute, and 17 of those require passing the REHS/RS exam to enter the profession.
- An additional 6 states (Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Washington) require the REHS/RS exam but do not list the REHS/RS credential by statute.
The NEHA Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential remains the foremost certification for the environmental health workforce. An individual with an REHS/RS credential has the skillset to ensure that communities have access to clean air, safe food, and potable water as well as to manage other critical functions such as emergency response, vector control, sewage sanitation, hazardous material handling and more.
Communities that require environmental health professionals to hold an REHS/RS credential do so because it assures an individual:
- Can demonstrate core competencies relevant to providing high quality environmental health services
- Is current with contemporary standards within the profession
- Is utilizing best practice models consistent with current research and science
Learn more about the REHS/RS credential, and consider applying today.