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Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program

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. 

Accreditation Agencies 


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

     Chelsey Charbonneau Erickson, Assistant Director (916) 278-5619;

College of the Canyons

     Regina Blasberg (661) 362-5096;

San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health

      Darryl Yorkey (619) 208-1599;

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

      Ani Adzhemyan, Program Director (310) 206-2304;

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

      Michelle Meyer (510) 642-8365;

UCLA Extension, Department of Engineering, Information Systems and Technical Management

     Phillip Walstrom (310) 825-7942;

UCLA – Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH)

     Veronica Poncedeleon (310) 825-0280;

Cities and Counties

Butte County Public Health Department, Environmental Health Division**

      Elaine McSpadden (530) 538-6773;

Calaveras County Environmental Management Agency

      Brad Banner (209) 754-6632;

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

      Keith Allen (562) 570-4161;

County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health

      Brent Casey (951) 358-5172;

County of San Diego, Department of Public Works, Watershed Protection Program

    Nick del Valle (858) 495-5209;

County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Services Division

  Elizabeth Pozzebon (805) 781-5544; 

County of San Mateo, Environmental Health Division

      Sandra Estrin (650) 372-6216;

County of Santa Clara, Department of Environmental Health*

      Rochelle Gaddi (408) 918-3449;

Fresno County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division*

      Richard Heinrichs (559) 600-3357;

Kern County Environmental Health Division

     Chad San Juan (661) 862-8708;

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division

      Recruitment and Training Program (626) 430-5170;

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

      David Conway (209) 966-2220;

Napa County Environmental Health

     Christine Secheli (707) 259-8326;

Orange County Environmental Health*

      Eileen Kirtley (714) 433-6051;

Placer County Environmental Health

     Danielle Pohlman (530) 745-2390;

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department**

     Mark Barcellos (916) 875-8415;

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

      Adela Evans (909) 841-1652;

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

      Julie DeGraw (858) 505-6945;

San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Branch

      Karen Yu (415) 252-3800;

San Mateo County Environmental Health Division

     Sandra Estrin (650) 372-6216;

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services

      Kendra Wise (805) 681-4938;

Stanislaus County, Department of Environmental Resources

      Karl Quinn (209) 525-6757;

Tulare County Environmental Health*

      Nilsa Gonzalez (559) 624-7415;

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

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

    William Penn (909) 291-2116;

Ammonia Safety & Training Institute

     Scott Melton (509) 833-5258;

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 Protection Agency (CalEPA)

      Josilynn J. Spray (916) 449-3521;

California Groundwater Association (CGA)

       Dave Schulenberg (916) 231-2134;    

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

California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

      Vance Bennett (805) 544-2111;

California Onsite Water Association (COWA)

      Sean Hembree (209) 770-2062;

California Rural Water Association (CRWA)

      Candice Colson (916) 283-8502;

CALINC Training, LLC

      Carla Wroten (707) 446-7996;

Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness

     Sheri Pugh (865) 974-7884;

Center for Domestic Preparedness

     Carla Endinger (256) 231-5632; 

C.E.R.T., Inc.

      Edward M. Ho (805) 501-8001;

Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Workshop

      Terri Tomasello (916) 433-1688;

CPS HR Consulting

      Roxana Gutierrez (916) 471-3317;

Cypress Engineering Group

     Sefa Isik (831) 218-1802;

Eileen Woodbury Consulting

    Eileen Woodbury (831) 275-0334;

Environmental Health and Safety Training Center at Mission College (EH+S Training Center)

      Rob Gamble (408) 855-5255;

EHS International, Inc.

      Marjorie Del Toro (949) 540-6800 X104;


      Brenda Faw (916) 534-0886;

Firedog Hazmat Training Specialist

     Greg Coon (760) 964-1279;

Hazard Management Services

     Laura Boytz (510) 330-3780;  

Industrial Emergency Council (IEC)

     Tim McHenry (650) 508-9008;

International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)

      David P. Kalin (813) 966-1431;

Michael Foods, Inc

    Sue Grossbauer (219) 926-1000 ext. 202;

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)      

      Bobby Medina (303) 756-9090 X339;

Network Environmental Systems, Inc. (NES)

      Steve Reichow (916) 353-2360;

Orenco Systems, Inc.

     Shawn Rapp (800) 348-9843;

Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)

    Mark Milroy;

Preparedness Consulting & Training Int'l

    Larry Masterman (530) 941-9084;

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

      Steven Palmer (360) 836-5424;

Safety Unlimited, Inc.

      Steven Kosmatka (877) 476-8029;

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

     Michael Tomaselli (240) 494-2239;

Your Training Place

      Kathryn Hartman (858) 792-1630;



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