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§ 90A‑53. Qualifications and examination for registration as an environmental healthspecialist or environmental health specialist intern.

(a)        The Board shallissue a certificate to a qualified person as a registered environmental healthspecialist or a registered environmental health specialist intern. Acertificate as a registered environmental health specialist or a registeredenvironmental health specialist intern shall be issued to any person upon theBoard's determination that the person:

(1)        Has made applicationto the Board on a form prescribed by the Board and paid a fee not to exceed onehundred dollars ($100.00);

(2)        Is of good moral andethical character and has signed an agreement to adhere to the Code of Ethicsadopted by the Board;

(3)        Meets any of thefollowing combinations of education and practice experience standards:

a.         Graduated from abaccalaureate or postgraduate degree program that is accredited by the NationalEnvironmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) andhas one or more years of experience in the field of environmental healthpractice; or

b.         Graduated from abaccalaureate or postgraduate degree program that is accredited by anaccrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education,Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and meets both of thefollowing:

1.         Earned a minimum of30 semester hours or its equivalent in the physical or biological sciences; and

2.         Has two or moreyears of experience in the field of environmental health practice.

c.         Graduated from abaccalaureate program rated as acceptable by the Board and meets both of thefollowing:

1.         Earned a minimum of30 semester hours or its equivalent in the physical or biological sciences; and

2.         Has two or moreyears of experience in the field of environmental health practice.

(4)        Has satisfactorilycompleted a course in specialized instruction and training approved by theBoard in the practice of environmental health;

(5)        Repealed by SessionLaws 2009‑443, s. 4, effective August 7, 2009.

(6)        Has passed anexamination administered by the Board designed to test for competence in thesubject matters of environmental health sanitation. The examination shall be ina form prescribed by the Board and may be oral, written, or both. Theexamination for applicants shall be held annually or more frequently as theBoard may by rule prescribe, at a time and place to be determined by the Board.A person shall not be registered if such person fails to meet the minimum graderequirements for examination specified by the Board. Failure to pass anexamination shall not prohibit such person from being examined at subsequenttimes and places as specified by the Board; and

(7)        Has paid a fee setby the Board not to exceed the cost of purchasing the examination and anadministrative fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).

(b)        The Board may issuea certificate to a person serving as a registered environmental healthspecialist intern without the person meeting the full requirements forexperience of a registered environmental health specialist for a period not toexceed three years from the date of initial registration as a registeredenvironmental health specialist intern, provided, the person meets theeducational requirements in G.S. 90A‑53 and is in the field ofenvironmental health practice.  (1959, c. 1271, s. 6; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c.1274, s. 2; 1989, c. 545, s. 2; 1993, c. 233, ss. 1‑3; 2009‑443, s.4.)