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Certified Environmental Health Professional

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The objective of this program is to assure that Department of Health staff that are assigned the responsibility to perform environmental health evaluations for food facilities and onsite sewage disposal systems are knowledgeable in their specific areas of practice and will conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.   

In Florida, anyone working in   the primary program areas of the Food Protection Program or Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS)  Program  must be a Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP),  per section 381.0101, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64E-18, Florida Administrative Code.

Attention 

The Department of Health has an open seat available on the Environmental Health Professional Advisory Board, which is established via section 381.0101, Florida Statutes. Board members are appointed by the State Surgeon General and represent sectors of environmental health. The board was created to assist the department in the promulgation of rules for certification, testing, establishing standards, and seeking enforcement actions against certified professionals. Meetings are generally convened virtually over the web and occur biannually. The following seat is currently available: 

  1. A citizen of the state who neither employs nor is routinely evaluated by a person certified under section 381.0101, Florida Statutes.

The appointment application may be accessed using the following link: CEHP Board Appointment Application. Please forward this information to your colleagues who you believe would be interested in applying. 

More information regarding the board can be found on the CEHP webpage using the following link: Environmental Health Professional Advisory Board Membership. Questions regarding the Environmental Health Advisory Board may be submitted to: eh.professionalcertification@flhealth.gov.

Active CEHP Listing

The Department of Health maintains a list of all active Certified Environmental Health Professionals (Updated 5/20/2022)

To become a CEHP, click here to see how you can apply.

To renew a CEHP certification, click here to see how you can renew.