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Continuing Education Requirements

To renew your Environmental Health Specialist Registration in California, the REHS must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every two years.  These courses must be approved by REHS Continuing Education Accreditation Agencies.  The initial submission of continuing hours will be required with your December 31, 2011 renewal or December 31, 2012 renewal depending on which cycle you are on.  Please see the REHS Step by Step Process below. 

Accreditation Agencies 


California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

      Dr. Tom Hatfield (818) 677-7476;

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) - Office of Water Programs

     Karen Cardozo, Administrative Services Manager (916) 278-5619;

San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health

      Darryl Yorkey (619) 208-1599;

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services

       Kendra Wise (805) 681-4936;

Southern California Education and Research Center (UCLA and UC Irvine courses)

      Cass Ben-Levi, Program Director (310) 206-2304;

UC Berkeley, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health - Continuing Education (COEH - CE)

      Kimberly Vergez (510) 643-7233;

UC Davis Extension

      Sara House, Program Assistant (530) 757-8549;

University of California, Riverside (UCR) Extension

      Jennifer Campbell, Program Coordinator (951) 827-1620;

Cities and Counties

Butte County Public Health Department, Environmental Health Division**

      Brad Banner (530) 538-6772;

City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Environmental Health**

      Mitch Yamada (562) 570-4136;

County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health

      Brent Casey (951) 358-5172;

County of Santa Clara, Department of Environmental Health*

      Rochelle Gaddi (408) 918-3449;

Fresno County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division*

      Amy Dobrinin (559) 600-3357;

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division

      Barbara Hairston (626) 430-5180;

Mariposa County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division**

      David Conway (209) 966-2220;

Orange County Environmental Health*

      Eileen Kirtley (714) 433-6051;

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department**

     Zarha Ruiz (916) 876-7241;

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services*

      Paula Harold (909) 387-4608;

San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division*

      Heather Buonomo (619) 338-2222;

San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Branch

      Karen Yu (415) 252-3800;

San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program

      Andrea Trese (510) 832-2852 X 120;

Stanislaus County, Department of Environmental Resources

      Darryl Yorkey (209) 402-6539;

Tulare County Environmental Health*

      Nilsa Gonzalez (559) 624-7415;

Tuolumne County Environmental Health*

      Rob Kostlivy (209) 533-5665;

Ventura County Environmental Health*

      Doug Beach (805) 654-3519;


* Currently offering continuing education hours to their employees only. 

** Most continuing education hours are for their employees, but will accept visitors from other counties with prior approval.

All Other Accreditation Agencies

Arizona County Directors of Environmental Health Services Association (ACDEHSA)

     Andy Linton (602) 506-6971;

Association for Environmental Health Sciences (AEHS) Foundation

     Brenna Lockwood (413) 549-5170;

Bahulogic Diagnostic Solutions (BDS)

      Stephenson Bamidele (562) 365-3542;

California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA)

      Sheryl Baldwin (530) 676-0715;

California CUPA Forum

      Sheryl Baldwin (530) 676-0815;


      Melissa Parker (916) 341-6398;

California Environmental Health Association

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California Environmental Health and Safety Training Center (CA/EHS TC)

      Michael Hall (408) 855-5584;

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)

      Alan Ito (916) 255-3627;

California Groundwater Association (CGA)

       John K. Hofer (707) 578-4408;    

California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association
     Greg Pearson (909) 291-2115;

California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

      Vance Bennett (805) 549-3010;

California Onsite Wastewater Association (COWA)

      Jessica Orzalli;

California Rural Water Association (CRWA)

      Candice Colson (916) 283-8502;

CALINC Training, LLC

      Olivia Esparza (707) 446-7996;

Center for Domestic Preparedness

     Brad Smith (256) 847-2686;

C.E.R.T., Inc.

      Edward M. Ho (805) 501-8001;

EHS International, Inc.

     Marjorie Del Toro (949) 540-6800 X104;


     Brenda Faw (916) 534-0886;

Fast Careers

     Jared Smedley (916) 949-5297

Groundwater Resources Association of CA (GRAC)

     Kathy Snelson (916) 446-3626;

Industrial Emergency Council (IEC)

     Dan Belville (650) 508-9008;

International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)

      David P. Kalin (813) 966-1431;

International Boardof Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) Body Art Certificate

       David P. Kalin (813) 966-1431;

Montgomery Investigations

     Robert B. Montgomery (805) 483-9411;

Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC)

      Rachel Hickerson (916) 440-0826;

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)      

       TJay Gerber (303) 756-9090 X328;

National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE)

      Debbie Rayhab (615) 584-0732;

National Stormwater Center

      Amy Dean (888) 397-9414;

National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)

      Susan Wichmann (719) 540-9119 x116;

Network Environmental Systems, Inc. (NES)

      Steve Reichow (916) 353-2360;

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

      Brian Phillips (707) 489-6994;

Safety Unlimited, Inc.

      Steven Kosmatka (877) 476-8029;

Western Institute for Food Safety & Security (WIFSS), DHS Agroterrorism Training Curriculum

      Nicole Pierce (530) 752-3247;

Your Training Place

      Kathryn Hartman (858) 792-1630;



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