Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian
Exam Study Groups

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides assistance for those interested in taking the examination to become a registered sanitarian.

The textbook MDH uses at this time is Environmental Engineering and Sanitation; Fifth Edition, by Joseph Salvato. The fifth edition of this book is available from the National Environmental Health Association.

Sanitarian exam study sessions are held quarterly at a location agreed upon by the group. The study sessions are opportunities for individuals with different employment backgrounds to study for the exam together and discuss environmental health topics which include water, wastewater, food protection, radiation, general environmental health, swimming pools, institutional environmental health, solid waste, statutes and regulations, and administration of an environmental health program.

The National Environmental Health Association's website, has information about the examination, additional reference books, and sample questions.

For more information about the study sessions, contact Jeffrey Peterson at 218-308-2124 or by email at jeffrey.peterson@state.mn.us.

Updated Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:38PM