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- Clearance Procedures
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- First Reference, use the Full name: Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and/or U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
- Second and subsequent reference: USPHS Commissioned Corps
- Name of officers: Public Health Service Officers
Current EHO Appointment Standards
Commissioned Corps Headquarters promulgated updates to Category Specific Appointment Standards, Commissioned Corps Instruction 231.03 on 25 June 2021. The full instruction may be accessed at https://dcp.psc.gov/ccmis/ccis/documents/CCI_231.03.pdf (PDF, 16 pages). EHO appointment standards are listed at 6-6.
A candidate must possess one of the following qualifying degrees or a degree and professional certification:
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental health accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC); see https://www.nehspac.org/
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in environmental health, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, or health physics; see https://www.abet.org/
- A master’s degree or doctoral degree with a specialization or concentration in environmental health, occupational health and safety, or industrial hygiene from a school of public health or public health program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); see https://ceph.org/.
- Candidates with such a degree must also possess a current certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) or REHS/RS-In Training by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA); see https://www.neha.org/.
- A state issued RS or REHS is acceptable if the credential is eligible for reciprocity from NEHA; see https://www.neha.org/professional-development/credentials/reciprocity.
- Candidate must provide confirmation indicating the CEPH accredited degree met the school’s requirements for a specialization or concentration in environmental health, occupational health and safety, or industrial hygiene on an official transcript. If this information is not on the official transcript, confirmation must be made on school letterhead and signed by the director or chair of the degree program. The confirmation shall state the candidate graduated from a CEPH-accredited program having a concentration or specialization in environmental health, occupational health and safety, or industrial hygiene.
Please contact the chairperson with questions or comments of this section – LCDR Doug Erling
Page Last Modified on 11/5/2021
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