Registration of environmental health specialist trainees
(1) Subject to ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), upon application and payment of required fees, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency shall issue an environmental health specialist trainee registration to any applicant who performs to the satisfaction of the Environmental Health Registration Board on an examination approved by the board and furnishes evidence satisfactory to the agency that the applicant:
(a) Has a bachelor’s degree with 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent semester hours, in science courses relating to environmental sanitation from an accredited college or university; or
(b) Has at least 15 quarter hours, or the equivalent semester hours, in science courses relating to environmental sanitation from an accredited college or university and has at least five years of experience in environmental sanitation or related activities, as determined by the board, under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist or a person possessing equal qualifications, as determined by the board.
(2) A person may not be registered as an environmental health specialist trainee for more than two years’ full-time employment in the environmental sanitation profession, or the equivalent hours if employment in environmental sanitation is less than full-time or 40 hours per week.
(3) The agency, in consultation with the board, shall establish by rule requirements for registration as an environmental health specialist trainee when an individual’s date of employment precedes attainment of registration.
(4) An environmental health specialist trainee shall be supervised by a registered environmental health specialist or a person possessing equal qualifications as determined by the board. [1967 c.476 §5; 1983 c.189 §2; 1995 c.572 §9; 2003 c.547 §94; 2005 c.648 §106]
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