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Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program

The Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) program, required by California Health and Safety Code Sections 106600-106735, is administered by the Environmental Management Branch. The REHS program ensures that individuals who are REHSs have met prescribed education, training, and experience requirements and have passed a comprehensive examination reflective of the demands encountered within the environmental health profession.

California Universities with Accredited Environmental Health Programs - Option V

REHS Option V Universities

Continuing Education

Continuing Education for REHS has been adopted.  Click on the link to find out how this applies to you. 

Upcoming Events/Training for Continuing Education Hours

2016 Events

Approved Accreditation Agencies

List of Approved Accreditation Agencies

REHS Application Package

Application for letter of eligibility and trainee positions. To request information via email please click here:  REHS Application Package

Verify REHS Status

Listing of current and active REHS (PDF)Opens in new window.


Several county environmental health departments have prepared and are sharing training modules for environmental health specialists.  They focus on specific program elements.

Contact Information

Please write us at:

Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Specialist Registration Program
P.O. Box 997377, MS7404
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: (916) 449-5662; Fax: (916) 449-5665; Email:  REHSprog@cdph.ca.gov

Our location:  

Department of Public Health, REHS Program
1616 Capitol Avenue, Building 174-2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA  95814

We're near the Capitol.  Here's a walking tour of Capitol Park (PDF)Opens in new window.and a local map for parking and restaurants (PDF)Opens in new window..


Click on a link for more information about the REHS program, and how to become registered.  There are also links to environmental health organizations (some with employment opportunities), county environmental health departments, and university environmental health programs.


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Last modified on: 10/13/2016 2:47 PM