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CEHP Renewal

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As per the requirements of Section 381.0101, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64E-18, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Professional Certification for Onsite Sewage Treatment Disposal Systems and Food Protection, expire September 30, of the odd year in a 2-year cycle.

I’m Certified, Now What?

Once an individual is certified, they are required to obtain 24 Contact Hours of training, during a two-year cycle, for each primary program area in which they are certified.  Contact Hours can be obtained by completing in-person training presentations, online educational courses, and approved article quizzes found in some environmental health journals.

How Do I Find Contact Hours?

Approved Contact Hours in Environmental Health for the 2019-2021 renewal cycle may be found using the following link:  Approved CEHP Contact Hour Trainings 2019-2021 Cycle  (updated 1/19/2021)

How Do I Apply for CEHP Renewal?

  • All Certified Environmental Health Professionals are required to renew certification by completing and submitting a Renewal Application, DH Form 4101 and proof of obtaining 24 educational hours of training. 
    • Department of Health CEHPs are required to use the new Online Application system to complete and submit the renewal application.
    • All non-Department of Health CEHPs are required to renew certification by completing and submitting a Renewal Application, DH Form 4101 , proof of 24 hours of continuing education and the renewal fee. 
    • CEHPs holding an active Registered Sanitarian credential issued by the Florida Environmental Health Association (FEHA) or National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), or an active Professional Engineer credential registered with the State of Florida Board of Professional Engineers must submit proof of a current RS or PE credential registration with a completed Renewal Application, DH Form 4101.
    • Mail completed packet, with the required documentation and any applicable fees, to the address below:

      Department of Health, Facility Programs Section
      4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A08
      Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1710
      Attention: Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP)

How Many Contact Hours are Needed for First Time Renewal?

If you are renewing your CEHP for the first time, the amount of required Contact Hours for renewal may be prorated and is determined by the date of the initial certification.

If initial certification issued before October 1, 2019

24 hours are required per program area for renewal

If initial certification issued between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020

24 hours are required per program area for renewal

If initial certification issued between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020

18 hours are required per program area

If initial certification issued between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021

12 hours are required per program area

If initial certification issued between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021

6 hours are required per program area

Contact Hours received within the biennial period in which the certification began may be used. For example, if the certification was issued in February of 2018, you could count any training received within the six-month pro-ration period October 2017 through March 2018 and through to September 30, 2019. Remember, prerequisite courses can count towards continuing educational hours for your first renewal.

**All renewal applications and payments must be postmarked no later than the close of business on September 30, 2021.**