Educational Sessions & Professional Advancement

At least twice a year the Committee and Board members organize an educational workshop to raise awareness about current environmental problems or issues within the profession. Speakers from all over the state, and sometimes the nation, are brought in to present on items such as their current research, outbreaks, food safety, emerging infectious diseases, new septic system designs, soil and water quality research, emergency response, and many other topics.  In addition to the educational conference, VEHA sponsors opportunities for professional advancement by offering the REHS and CP-FS certification exams.  See below for upcoming conference and professional advancement opportunities.

Environmental Education Opportunities

Professional Advancement

A goal of VEHA is to promote high standards of qualifications and professional ethics within the field of environmental health. Members are encouraged to obtain professional certifications, such as, the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS), Certified Professional-Food Safety (CP-FS), and Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator (AOSE).  VEHA strives to offer credentialing opportunities by sponsoring REHS and CP-FS exam proctors.  Contact VEHA’s VP of Professional Advancement for more information.

REHS Credential Information & Study Suggestions

CP-FS Credential Information & Study Suggestions

Virginia Department of Health’s Environmental Health Occupational Career Plan


 Past Educational Session Agendas

Information Resource