Information for the License:

Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  California Department of Public Health
Board or Council Name:  Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management
Division Name: Environmental Health Specialist Registration Program
Telephone:  (916) 449-5662
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Environmental health specialists working for local and state government and in private industries.

Fees: Application: $95
Examination: $126
License: $175 biennially

Examination Frequency:  3 times yearly.

Exam Locations: Sacramento, Los Angeles.

Experience Requirement: Bachelor’s degree including at least 30 semester units of approved basic science courses and up to 18 months full-time experience that includes on-the-job training.

Average Time to Process Application: 4 weeks.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every other year).

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: California Environmental Health Association is a professional organization with additional information on career opportunities.

Authority: California Health and Safey Code, Sections 106600-106735.