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 REHS have met prescribed education, training and experience requirements and have passed a comprehensive examination reflecting the requirements encountered within the environmental health profession.

As of summer 2020, the REHS program do not accept any online lab courses for General Biology, General Microbiology, General Inorganic Chemistry or General Organic Chemistry.

This office has approved a class of general and laboratory physics courses as an acceptable distance learning course. Contact this office at [email protected] for a list of approved formal courses to meet REHS training requirements.

NOTE: Lab courses completed in Spring 2020 that have been interrupted by the current pandemic will be recognized as meeting REHS educational requirements.

REHS Program – What’s New

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


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