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 in CDPH's Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management. 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 for REHS has been adopted. Click on the link to find out how this applies to you.
Upcoming Events/Training for Continuing Education Hours
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)
Several county environmental health departments have prepared and are sharing training modules for environmental health specialists. They focus on specific program elements.
Please write us at:
Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Specialist Registration Program
P.O. Box 997377, MS7404
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: (916) 449-5663; Fax: (916) 449-5665; Email: REHSprog@cdph.ca.gov
Department of Public Health, REHS Program
1616 Capitol Avenue, Building 174-2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95899
We're near the Capitol. Here's a walking tour of Capitol Park (PDF)and a local map for parking and restaurants (PDF).
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.