Starting out

Are you considering a career in the field of Environmental Health?

Congratulations! You are at the beginning of an exciting, varied and rewarding professional journey. Read more about getting your credential, connecting with a REHS Exam study group, and finding your first job as a trainee.  

Obtaining your REHS Credential

"No issues are more important to the communities in which we live and work than clean air, safe food, and potable water. An individual with an REHS/RS credential has the skill set to ensure that these basic community necessities are met as well as to manage other critical functions such as emergency response, vector control, sewage sanitation, hazardous material handling and more.

"The REHS/RS is the most prevalent NEHA credential and professionals demonstrate competency in an impressive range of environmental health issues, directing and training personnel to respond to routine or emergency environmental situations, and providing education to their communities on environmental health concerns. In addition, REHS/RS credential holders are key members in ensuring communities are in compliance with local, state and federal environmental health regulations." (NEHA)

There are several paths that you can take to obtain your Environmental Health Specialist credential. Learn more about which of these different opportunities is the best fit, find study materials for the REHS Exam, and apply for your nationally recognized REHS credential through the National Environmental Health Association. 

 

Oregon Registered Environmental Health Professionals

 

The Oregon Health Licensing Board licenses EHSs in the State of Oregon. To apply for a license for one of the professions regulated by the boards, councils and programs administered by the Health Licensing Office, go to the appropriate licensure page via the links below:

EHRB - Environmental Health Specialists

EHRB - Waste water specialists

 

Already registered? Click here to login to the registration site to verify/change your info, get CEU updates, etc.

Click here and here for information about online CEUs from the National Environmental Health Association.

Study Group Information

For assistance in forming a study group to prepare for the exam, please contact a OEHA Board member or send an email to president@oregoneha.org.

For study guide resources, please refer to NEHA’s Online Education page: http://www.nehacert.org and CDC’s Environmental Public Health Online Courses page: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/eLearn/EPHOC.htm

Are you looking for a work as an EHS in the State of Oregon? 

Check out our Job Opportunities page.