Application for Registration: Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian
Application for Registration

Are you applying to sit for the exam or requesting reciprocity in Minnesota? For an application, contact MDH Environmental Health Specialist Sanitarian Advisory Council Coordinator, Jim Topie R.E.H.S./R.S. at james.topie@state.mn.us.

All applications and accompanying documentation, are presented for review to the Minnesota Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Advisory Council, which meets twice annually. Following their meeting, you will be informed by MDH of the decision outcome and details of next steps.

Follow the instructions in the application. Be sure to:

  1. Completely fill out and sign the application form.
  2. Have your official college/university transcript(s) sent directly to MDH.
  3. Have a letter from your supervisor and a copy of the supervisor's credentials sent directly to MDH.

    The letter must include dates of supervision and whether this is/was full-time or part-time employment, demonstrating at least one year of supervised employment in one or more of the program areas listed in part 4695.2600, subpart 7, definition of "environmental health specialist/sanitarian."

    The person who provided supervision of your employment must meet the requirements in the rule for a qualified individual in Minnesota rule 4695.2700, subpart 1B. It may be possible to have someone of a higher rank than your direct supervisor to provide this required supervision, indirectly. Please contact the MDH if you have questions.

  4. To those applying for reciprocity, as well as providing the above items, you must also provide evidence of receiving a passing score of:
    1. 650 or higher on the NEHA exam taken on or after July 13, 2014, or
    2. 68% or higher on the NEHA exam taken between January 1, 1998, and July 12, 2014, or
    3. 70% or higher on the PES exam provided it was taken before December 31, 1997. PES exams taken after this date are not eligible to receive REHS/RS reciprocity.

The new application must be accompanied with the appropriate exam category fee payments

Written R.E.H.S./R.S. Exam provided by MDH:

  1. A non-refundable $45 Registration Fee made payable to the Minnesota Department of Health, using a cashier’s check or money order or personal check. Do not send cash, and
  2. A $125 exam fee made payable to NEHA, using a second check or money order or personal check. Do not send cash.

Computerized R.E.H.S./R.S. Exam provided through MDH, taken at an approved Pearson VUE testing location:

  1. A non-refundable $45 Registration Fee made payable to the Minnesota Department of Health, using a cashier’s check or money order or personal check. Do not send cash, and
  2. A $225 exam fee made payable to NEHA, using a second check or money order or personal check. Do not send cash.

Reciprocity in Minnesota:

Send a $45 check or money order for the registration fee payable to Minnesota Department of Health.

Failure to provide complete application information may result in application denial by the MDH Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Registration Council.

Updated Monday, April 09, 2018 at 02:04PM