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The Board now accepts courses taken ONLINE through FEMA, the CDC and NEHA without the submission of a CE2 application. To receive credit for completing an ONLINE course taken through one of these entities, simply email, fax or mail your certificate to the Board office. If you are taking a classroom course offered through one of these entities you will need to submit the course for Board review.

Keep in mind that all continuing education courses must be directly related to the practice of environmental health. Rule 4736-11-03(B) of the Ohio Revised Code states:

Courses of study or programs of instruction offered to meet the continuing education requirements for the annual renewal of an individuals certificate of registration shall be board approved and in the following subject areas:

(1) Diseases and injuries caused by environmental factors and the applicable prevention techniques.

(2) Administrative law and process.

(3) The utilization of resources in the collection, arrangement, and interpretation of data.

(4) Environmental health administration.

(5) New or substantially revised environmental health laws, rules and process.

(6) Functional fields of environmental health to include are quality, food quality and protection, hazardous and toxic substances, consumer product safety, housing, institutional health and safety, community noise control, radiation protection, bioterrorism, recreational facilities, solid, infectious and liquid waste management, vector control, drinking water quality, milk sanitation, rabies control, land use and occupational health and safety.

(7) Environmental health planning or emergency preparedness.

(8) Communication skills.

(9) Organization or program management courses.

(10) Computer skills development and functional utilization.

Any course taken outside of the subject areas listed must be submitted to the Board for their consideration using a CE2 application. Please use your professional judgement when determining if the online course you intend to take meets these requirements. You can view the full text of the rule under the Laws and Rules tab on the Board website.

If you have any questions reagarding the submission of yoru certificate or the amount of hours you will earn for coursese completed do not hesitate to contact the Board office.

 
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