Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist Exam Preparation Course for Environmental Health Professionals

Kent State University will now offer a Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist Exam Preparation Course for environmental health professional trainees to help prepare them for their national credentialing exam.

Registered Environmental Health Specialists, sometimes also referred to as Registered Sanitarians, are the professionals who staff environmental health, safety and environmental protection regulatory programs in federal, state and local governments and industry.

The course is free for College of Public Health alumni, easing the pathway for recent graduates to become registered sanitarians in health departments and other agencies and businesses where they are employed. 

Matthew Stefanak, retired Mahoning County Health Commissioner and Ambassador for the College of Public Health, retired Akron Health Department Deputy Health Director Michael Smylie, and College of Public Health Manager of Instructional Design Dr. Sasikumar Benzigar created the prep course to align it with the national credentialing exam offered by the National Environmental Health Association.   

“For many of our graduates, environmental health is their entry into the public health profession that employs individuals with diverse backgrounds. We want to make sure they will be ready to enter the workforce and be successful,” Stefanak said. 

The course will feature narrated lectures, learning resources, and practice exam questions that cover all content areas. 

The course is free to all College of Public Health alumni.  The fee for non-alumni is $195.  The course can be accessed at this link:

POSTED: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:45am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 1:04pm