Qualifications of environmental health specialist applicant
- • rules for employment prior to registration
(1) Subject to ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), upon application accompanied by payment of the applicable fees established under ORS 676.576 (Fees), the Health Licensing Office shall issue a registration to any applicant who:
(a) Performs to the satisfaction of the Environmental Health Registration Board on an examination approved by the board; and
(b) Furnishes evidence satisfactory to the office that the applicant:
(A) Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent semester hours in science courses related to environmental sanitation and two years of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist;
(B) Has a graduate degree in public or community health from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist; or
(C) Possesses qualifications equivalent to those described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this paragraph, as determined by the board by rule.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the qualifications set forth in subsection (1)(b)(A) of this section, accumulated schooling relevant to environmental sanitation gained while serving in the United States Public Health Service or a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States may be credited toward the educational requirement as evaluated by the current edition of the “Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services” by the American Council on Education.
(3) The office, in consultation with the board, shall establish by rule requirements for registration as an environmental health specialist when an individual’s date of employment precedes attainment of registration. [Amended by 1967 c.476 §7; 1975 c.600 §1; 1983 c.189 §1; 1995 c.572 §8; 2003 c.547 §93; 2005 c.648 §105; 2013 c.314 §59; 2013 c.568 §126; 2017 c.101 §26]
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