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    Continuing Education

    The Board requires all licensees to acquire 20 hours of continuing education per renewal cycle.

    The CEU submittal process

    Approved Training

    Board-approved training shall be designed to improve, advance, or extend professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of an environmental health specialist.

    Board-approved training may consist of participation in any of the following:

    1. College-level or post-graduate course work given by an accredited college or university;
    2. Courses, seminars, workshops, or lectures;
    3. Extension studies and correspondence courses, if there is satisfactory proof of completion, acceptable to the Board;
    4. In-service training, if there is satisfactory proof of completion;
    5. Authoring papers published in professional journals and requiring peer review;
    6. Instruction of approved training courses, with up to 10 hours in approved training courses per renewal period accepted.

    The Board will approve for CEU credit training in the following:

    • General Environmental Health
    • Food Protection
    • Wastewater
    • Solid and Hazardous Waste
    • Potable Water
    • Institutions and Licensed Establishments
    • Vectors, Pests and Poisonous Plants
    • Swimming Pools and Recreation Facilities
    • Statutes, Regulations and Standards
    • Housing
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Radiation Protection
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Air Quality and Noise
    • Disaster Sanitation and Emergency Planning


    Proof of Training

    Designated e-mail address to forward CEU's ONLY: mdh​.behsceu@maryland.gov

    Each licensed environmental health specialist shall be responsible for the submission of proof of all approved training to the Board. Proof of training consists of:

    1. Official transcripts from the educational institution;
    2. A certificate or other documentation signed by the instructor or sponsor of the training, attesting to the satisfactory completion of the training;
    3. Other documentation determined by the Board to be adequate, in light of the nature of the training, to establish that training was actually received by the applicant.