RS Renewal INFO:   FOR 2018-2020 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR FEHA Personal profile (INSTRUCTIONS BELOW) for the affirmation of your payment and contact hours.   If it doesn't say YES on these two items and YES, COMPLETED FOR 2018, THERE IS A PROBLEM.  I HAVE BEGUN PRINTING AND MAILING THE NEW ID CARDS FOR the 110 REGISTERED THAT HAVE THEIR CONTACT HOURS AND HAVE PAID.

If your FEHA webpage does not show the three Yes answers, TO RECEIVE YOUR  2019-2020 REGISTRATION WITH FEHA; contact Bob Vincent, Registration Board Chair,  by email NOW.

See the FEHA and NEHA webpages for approved online contact hour courses:http://feha.org/RSTraining    and   http://www.nehacert.org/  

The Registration Board will send your Registration Card by postal mail by March 30, 2019.

Any questions about hours or eligibility; contact Bob Vincent at RSBoard@FEHA.org

We prefer you use the simple FEHA web-based system for submission of the continuing education hours you have accumulated.  Information on how to do this can be found on the credentialing process webpage.  Please notify us by email or phone if you have difficulty with the system. You may instead mail the Board copies of the documents with the CE submission form to:

FEHA Registration Board, PO Box 10807,  Tallahassee, FL, 32302,  Attn: Bob Vincent, RS

The FEHA bylaws require that you acquire at least 30 contact hours in continuing education (CE) each credentialing period.  These hours must be in the field of environmental health (food, water, wastewater, air, vector and pest control, hazardous materials and/or waste management, radiation, recreation, housing and institutional health and safety, occupational health and safety, program planning and legal aspects, or general environmental health and scientific concepts).  The 30 hours are prorated for newly certified professionals.  CE hours can be in-person or web-based trainings, including conferences, seminars, classes, lectures, and online trainings.  If you have created and/or presented EH trainings, or wrote a Journal article, each can be granted up to 10 hours.  Journal article tests are typically worth one hour each.  College EH-related courses can count, 16 hours for a semester/13 a quarter.  FEHA abides by the NEHA policy directives to assure that you can gain NEHA reciprocity should you so desire, so have a look at the NEHA continuing education webpage for FAQs on these issues: www.neha.org/CEweb/CE_FAQ.html

The biennial Registration fee is $40 for FEHA members, and $60 for non-members.  These fees were revised at the 2013 AEM.  If you have a new name, mailing address, email, or telephone number, we need those.

If you have retired after at least 15 years of EH service and wish to obtain the Emeritus status, please send an email to RSboard@feha.org to receive further instructions.  If you are on active military duty, your active status can be ‘frozen’ and later re-started.  For more information, see NEHA’s handbook: www.neha.org/pdf/cred/NEHA_Credentialing_Handbook.pdf.

To verify FEHA Registration Board receipt of hours:

  1. If you have an account on the FEHA website, go into your profile (click your name at the top of the page) and update your hours in the "RS Continuing Education Hours" field. We will update the "RS Board Submitted Hours" field monthly and should match the number of hours you have entered. This will be updated at least weekly during November-December, 2018.
  2. If you do not have an account on the FEHA website, we recommend you sign up for a free RS Member account where you can keep track of your own hours and compare it to the hours on file with the RS Board. This also allows you to keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure you receive the latest RS news.

Visit the RS corner for the latest information.    

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