Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS) Credential
The NEHA Board of Directors’ Credentialing Committee decided to discontinue the HHS examination because of the high cost of updating the exam. As a non-profit organization, it would have taken many years to recover the cost of updating the exam. There will not be the opportunity for new applicants to take the HHS examination. However, the HHS designation is still recognized and maintained by NEHA through its credential maintenance program. Many practicing credential holders have chosen to maintain their credential through ongoing education and NEHA will continue to support those individuals who hold the credential. To see a list of current active CIOWTS credential holders, please visit: https://www.neha.org/professional-development/credentials/hhs-credential-holders
For applicants interested in taking the HHS exam, credential testing is now offered through Building Performance Institute (www.bpi.org.) Individuals interested in obtaining this credential are asked to please check out the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification (www.bpi.org/certified-professionals/healthy-home-evaluator). For questions, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 274-1274 x 110.
If you currently hold the HHS credential, please continue to enter your Continuing Education (CE) hours via your My NEHA account. You will receive a renewal notice via email 30, 60, and 90 days prior to your credential expiring. Please contact the Credentialing Department at 303-756-9090 ext. 328 or email@example.com if you have any questions.