In order to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Environmental Health Specialist Intern in the State of North Carolina, an individual must first make application to the North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners (Board) as a Environmental Health Specialist Intern. To qualify for consideration, an individual must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree and completed at least 30 college semester hours in the physical/biological sciences (Policy – Academic Requirements for Registration in North Carolina (Approved)) The application process requires the following submissions to the Board:
- A completed Intern Application with a check in the amount of $50.00 payable to the North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners. The applications must have the signature and seal of a Notary Public.
- A copy of the current Job Description for the applicant signed by the applicant’s supervisor. The job must meet the definition of “Environmental Health Practice”, as defined in NC General Statute 90A-51(2a).
- A signed and notarized Code of Ethics statement.
- A certified transcript of all degrees and educational courses completed and grades received. The 30 semester hours of science requirement will be determined through evaluation of your transcript(s). Transcript(s) must be sent to the Board Office directly from the educational institution.
- A completed REHSI-Employment-Verification 8-22-2013.
The Board will review the application, including the job description and the transcript, at its next official meeting. When the Board has approved the application, the individual will be notified as soon as possible. If approved, the individual is immediately registered as a Environmental Health Specialist Intern and must complete all requirements for full registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist within the time limits set by Article 4 of Chapter 90A.
All forms, fees, and documents should be mailed to the Administrative Assistant to the Board.