Environmental Health Specialists/Sanitarians: Examinations - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Registered Environmental Health Specialists/Registered Sanitarians
Exam Study Sessions and Reference Material

groupThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides assistance for those interested in taking the examination to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian.

Exam study sessions are held on a date, time, and location agreed upon by the study 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.

Below is a list of study references that are recommended to assist the candidate in preparing for the examination.

  1. Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) South Central Partnership Web site
  2. REHS/RS Study Guide (Fourth  Edition), 2014, NEHA
  3. Handbook of Environmental Health, Volumes 1 and 2 (Fourth Edition), 2003, H. Koren and M. Bisesi
  4. Environmental Engineering, 3-Volume Set (Sixth Edition), 2009, N.L. Nemerow, F.J. Agardy, P. Sullivan, and J.A. Salvato (editors)
  5. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (20th Edition), 2015, D.L. Heymann (Editor), American Public Health Association
  6. Basic Environmental Health, 2001, A. Yassi, T. Kjellstrom, T. de Kok, and T.L. Guidotti
  7. Essential Epidemiology: Principles and Applications, 2002, W. Oleckno
  8. Pool & Spa Operatorâ„¢ Handbook, 2017, National Swimming Pool Foundation
  9. Principles of Food Sanitation (Fifth Edition), 2006, N.G. Marriott and R.B. Gravani]
  10. Food Code, Food and Drug Administration
  11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Environmental Public Health Tracking
  12. FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Course
  13. CDC's Environmental Health Emergency Response Guide
  14. HUD's Healthy Homes Program
  15. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit: Second edition. Atlanta (GA): CDC; 2012.
  16. CDC’s Healthy Homes Program

For more information about the study sessions, contact health.sanitarians@state.mn.us.


Updated Thursday, 11-Jul-2019 13:38:11 CDT