Professional Image and Standards Subcommittee
- Last Updated on 01 January 2012
The Professional Image and Standards Subcommittee works to promote the professional image of environmental health professionals by providing a forum for discussing and making recommendations for revisions of professional standards (such as the Appointment Standards for Civil Service and Commissioned Corps Environmental Health professionals), evaluating accreditation of educational institutions to ensure appointment standards are met by applicants, professional registrations, and certifications. The subcommittee is also responsible for making recommendations to the EHOPAC for initiatives aimed at enhancing the image and professionalism of our Category. A listing of web links is available for the following topics: EHO image and standards, U.S. PHS uniform suppliers, accreditations and certifications, and an updated checklist of EHO appointment standards (PDF: 316 KB, 4 pages).
Current EHO Appointment Standards
- Last Updated on 29 December 2011
A candidate must possess one of the following qualifying degrees or a degree and professional certification:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Health from a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (NEHSPAC); see: http://www.ehacoffice.org/
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree in Industrial Hygiene from a program accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): see: http://www.abet.org/AccredProgramSearch/AccreditationSearch.aspx
Master's or Doctoral degree in Environmental or Occupational Health from a school of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH): see http://www.ceph.org/
A bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in any field and one of the following:
i. Certification as an industrial hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene; see http://www.abih.org
ii. Certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics; see http://www.hps1.org/aahp/boardweb/abhphome.html
See Commissioned Corps Instruction 231.03 link to http://dcp.psc.gov/eccis/documents/CCI2_3_1_03.pdf (PDF, 112KB, 19 pages) Category Specific Appointment Standards for additional details. Environmental Health Officers are addressed in Section 6.6.
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