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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.

Important Announcement : COVID-19 and Educational Requirements

Effective Summer 2020, the REHS Program will not accept any online laboratory classes for General Biology, General Microbiology, General Inorganic Chemistry or General Organic Chemistry.

This office has approved a General Physics Lecture and Laboratory class as an acceptable Distance Learning course. Contact this office at for a list of lecture courses that are approved to meet the REHS educational requirement.

NOTE:  Laboratory courses completed in Spring 2020 which were interrupted by the current pandemic will be recognized as meeting the REHS educational requirements.

REHS Program - New Items

The following REHS program fees will go into effect on July 1, 2023
Application Fee = $178
Examination Fee = $235
Initial Registration Fee = $327
Biennial Renewal Fee = $327
Biennial Renewal Late Fee = $163​

The following documents and forms are now available. More information is available under “REHS Links” below.


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