Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian
Continuing Education

Continuing education is required for renewal (Minnesota Rules, Part 4695.2600, Subpart 7) of the Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist credential in order to assure continuing competency of the holders of the credential. Changes in technology and discovery of new and emerging environmental health hazards require professionals to acquire and maintain the most current knowledge on past, present and future public health concepts.

Contact hours are granted for acceptable continuing education activities when the activity continues for at least 50 minutes, excluding coffee breaks, registration, meals or other social activities. Renewal of the credential requires at least 24 contact hours during the renewal period.

Approved Training Events

Attention REHS/RS Continuing Education Program/Course Sponsors: email this application: Request for Approval of Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Contact Hour(s) (PDF: 35KB/2 pages) to the Sanitarian Registration Program at HEALTH.sanitarians@state.mn.us regarding applying for REHS/RS registration renewal continuing education training contact hour approval of an upcoming or ongoing qualifying educational opportunity. Non-sponsors or individuals should not apply.

The approved educational trainings listed below have been submitted to Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and determined to be an acceptable continuing education activity for REHS/RS registration renewal. "Acceptable continuing education activity" means a learning experience in which a registrant has participated, evidence of which he/she submits to the council as part of the application for registration renewal, and which meets the requirements stated in parts Minnesota Rules, Part 4695.2500 to Minnesota Rules, Part 4695.3200.

2014 Approved REHS/RS Registration Renewal Continuing Education Training

Food Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Food Safety Partnership
(FSP)
Continuous Awarded per event Classroom
Videoconference
Streaming
Minnesota Department of Health
Food Safety Partnership
Food Safety Partnership – Plus (FSP+) Continuous Awarded per event Classroom
Videoconference
Streaming
Minnesota Department of Health
Food Safety Partnership
Module: Emerging Trends Continuous 1 Online UMN Extension – Serve It Up Safely Online Course
Module: Emerging Trends 2 Continuous 1 Online UMN Extension – Serve It Up Safely Online Course
MDA Delegated Agency Training: Imported Foods, Plan Review, Labeling, Sampling Dec 2, 2014 5.5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us
How to Develop, Validate and Verify a HACCP Plan at Retail Oct 28, 2014 6.5 Classroom
Videoconference
Minnesota Department of Health health.foodlodging
@state.mn.us
or
651-201-4500
The Art of Influence Oct 1, 2014 5 Classroom Olmsted County Public Health Services
http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us
Food Defense Awareness Workshop Jul 24, 2014 8 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us
The Mod(ule) Squad: A workshop for food safety course providers and other food safety professionals Apr 23, 2014 6.5 Workshop Minnesota Department of Health health.foodlodging
@state.mn.us
or
651-201-4500
Pest Management and Food Safety Seminar Apr 3, 2014 5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us
IDW MGMT 3231, FEMA National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Feb 25-27, 2014 24 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us

 

MEHA (Minnesota Environmental Health Association) Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
MEHA Fall Education Conference Oct 2, 2014 6.5 Conference MEHA
MEHA Spring Education Conference May 1-2, 2014 10 Conference MEHA
MEHA Winter Education Conference Jan 30, 2014 6.5 Conference MEHA

 

NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
NEHA e-Learning courses Continuous Awarded as designated by NEHA Online NEHA e-Learning
NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) Jul 7 – 10, 2014 Awarded as designated by NEHA Conference NEHA

 

Pool and Aquatic Facility Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Aquatic Play Feature (APF) Continuous 2 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Aquatic Risk Management (ARM) Continuous 1.5 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Certified Pool & Spa Inspector (CPI) Continuous 3 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) Continuous 16 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Continuous 1.5 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) Continuous 2.5 Varies (online, classroom or fusion – combination online plus classroom) National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
NRPA Aquatic Facility Operators Course (AFO)

Jan 23 – 24, 2014

14.5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Health health.foodlodging
@state.mn.us
or
651-201-4500

 

Regulatory Foundation Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Regulatory Foundation Training for Inspectors Jan 31, 2014 5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us
Regulatory Foundation Training for Compliance Officers Jan 22, 2014 6.5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Agriculture MDA.DFIDTraining.MDA@state.mn.us

 

Water Supply Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Noncommunity Public Water Supply 2014 Delegated Programs Field Training May 29, 2014 7 Classroom Minnesota Department of Health health.drinkingwater@state.mn.us or 651-201-4700
Noncommunity Public Water Supply 2014 Spring Unit Meeting May 16, 2014 7.5 Classroom Minnesota Department of Health health.drinkingwater@state.mn.us or 651-201-4700

 

Sewage
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Onsite Sewage Treatment Program (OSTP) - There are a variety of courses to choose from: "2014 OSTP Certification Course Descriptions and Offerings"(PDF: 68KB/3 pages) As designated in "2014 OSTP Certification Course Descriptions and Offerings"(PDF: 68KB/3 pages)material Awarded per Workshop or Event Various Formats University of Minnesota Water Resources Center

 

Radiation Safety Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Jun 26, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
3.5 hours Classroom Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program - Minnesota Department of Human Services
651-431-3011

 

Environmental Health Continuing Education Training
Name of Training Date of Training Contact Hours Awarded Format of Training Sponsor/Contact
2014 Community Health Conference: Public Health on the Horizon Sep 18-19, 2014 8.0 Conference MDH - Office of Performance Improvement & SCHSAC health.chconference@state.mn.us

 

Approved REHS/RS Registration Renewal Continuing Education Training Archive
Updated Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 03:47PM