Continuing Education

The Board requires all licensees to acquire 20 hours of continuing education per renewal cycle.

The CEU submittal process

Approved Training

Board-approved training shall be designed to improve, advance, or extend professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of an environmental health specialist.

Board-approved training may consist of participation in any of the following:

  1. College-level or post-graduate course work given by an accredited college or university;
  2. Courses, seminars, workshops, or lectures;
  3. Extension studies and correspondence courses, if there is satisfactory proof of completion, acceptable to the Board;
  4. In-service training, if there is satisfactory proof of completion;
  5. Authoring papers published in professional journals and requiring peer review;
  6. Instruction of approved training courses, with up to 10 hours in approved training courses per renewal period accepted.

The Board will approve for CEU credit training in the following:

  • General Environmental Health
  • Food Protection
  • Wastewater
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Potable Water
  • Institutions and Licensed Establishments
  • Vectors, Pests and Poisonous Plants
  • Swimming Pools and Recreation Facilities
  • Statutes, Regulations and Standards
  • Housing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Radiation Protection
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Air Quality and Noise
  • Disaster Sanitation and Emergency Planning


Proof of Training

Designated e-mail address to forward CEU's ONLY: mdh​

Each licensed environmental health specialist shall be responsible for the submission of proof of all approved training to the Board. Proof of training consists of:

  1. Official transcripts from the educational institution;
  2. A certificate or other documentation signed by the instructor or sponsor of the training, attesting to the satisfactory completion of the training;
  3. Other documentation determined by the Board to be adequate, in light of the nature of the training, to establish that training was actually received by the applicant.