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Important Notice:  The EHS Board has designated its next exam date as October 9, 2015 in Hillsborough.

The registration period for the October 9 exam is now open and will remain open until September 11, 2015. If you intend to sit for the October 9 exam, please ensure that your application form and corresponding payment is received in our office no later than the September 11 deadline. Click here for the exam application form.


The mission of the NC State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners is to assure that the services performed by Registered Environmental Health Specialists are ethical, legal, and provide appropriate protection of the public’s health.

The Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners is charged with the responsibility of regulating the practice of environmental health in North Carolina.  It regulates the practice through the enforcement of state laws and rules so that the health of the public is protected from environmental hazards. 

The Board creates, maintains, and publishes annually a registry of individuals awarded the “Registered Environmental Health Specialist” or “Registered Environmental Health Specialist Intern” status as demonstrated by education, experience, and testing by the Board.  It determines eligibility for registration, considers requests for credit for prior experience, accepts courses and training to meet the continuing education requirements, conducts an examination that includes oral and essay questions and a nationally accepted professional exam

The Board holds routine meetings to do business, consider requests for continuing education credit, approve applications for registration, consider exam grades, issue certificates of registration, and perform routine business of the Board.