In order to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in North Carolina, an individual must be registered as an Environmental Health Specialist Intern, complete specified continuing education and training, and achieve a passing score, within three years of being registered as an Intern, on a comprehensive exam (NCREHS Exam). The NCREHS Exam is designed to assure that Environmental Health Specialists or Environmental Health Specialists are qualified, competent, and properly prepared to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Click here for the exam schedule.

To assist the individual candidate, the below flowchart is for your reference to help you to navigate the Exam process.  Additionally, below the flowchart are the application forms for both the NEHA Exam as well as the Board’s Essay and Interview Exams.

Exam Application – NEHA Exam (fillable)

REHS Renewal Application 2020 (fillable)