Preconference Offerings

NEHA Review Courses

Certified Professional—Food Safety (CP-FS) Credential Review Course

Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
$449 for NEHA members and $549 for nonmembers. Includes the CP-FS Study Package (CP-FS manual, and CP-FS Flash Cards).
 
This two-day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA CP-FS credential exam. Participants are expected to have prior food safety knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the CP-FS exam. The course will cover exam content areas as described in the Candidate Information Brochure. The instructor will be available during and after the course for questions. All exams will be taken at a Pearson VUE computer testing center, not on paper at the conference. Apply online for the CP-FS exam. Please allow 2 weeks for processing COMPLETED applications.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) Credential Review Course

Sunday, June 26 – Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday and Monday, and 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Tuesday
$549 for NEHA members and $649 for nonmembers. REHS/RS Study Guide is included in this review course.
 
This two-and-a-half-day refresher course is designed to enhance your preparation for the NEHA REHS/RS credential exam. Participants are expected to have a solid foundation of environmental health knowledge and training equal to the eligibility requirements to sit for the REHS/RS credential exam. This course alone is not enough to pass the REHS/RS credential exam. The class will cover exam content areas as described in the Candidate Information Brochure. An additional application and fee are required to sit for any credential exam.  All exams will be taken at a Pearson VUE computer testing center, not on paper at the conference.  Apply online for the REHS/RS exam.  Please allow 2 weeks for processing COMPLETED applications.

Workshops and Trainings

Affiliate Leadership Workshop

Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This workshop is free – Pre-registration is required 
 
NEHA Affiliate leaders are invited to collaborate, learn, and network at this half-day workshop. The goal of this annual workshop is to provide affiliates with tips and resources for running successful associations.

 Body Art Facility Inspector Training (Pilot Delivery)

Monday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 28
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Monday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday
Fees: $25 for NEHA members or $50 for nonmembers
 

Join us for the pilot delivery of this new training! The introductory-level training was developed in partnership with the Body Art Education Alliance and focuses on the fundamentals of body art facility inspection. Course instructors are experienced body art facility inspectors and industry professionals, who have aided in the development of the NEHA Body Art Model Code, this training course, and other body art resources. Job-aids and resources will be included in course materials, so participants leave the course with the knowledge and tools to confidently inspect a body art facility.

This course covers:

  • Public health risks
  • Communication
  • Infection control
  • Equipment review
  • Establishment and personnel requirements
  • Basic body art procedures
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Procedure set-up and break-down
  • And more!

Course registration includes a participant guide with resources and job aids. Join us at a special low price as we launch this new training.

NEHA and ATSDR Environmental Health and Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate Program

Monday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Fees: $25 for NEHA members or $50 for nonmembers
 
The Environmental Health and Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate Program is a live, two-day, pre-conference training course developed and hosted by NEHA and ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry), with the goal of building capacity among environmental health professionals and within communities to help remediate and redevelop many of the brownfields sites around the country. Brownfields are land reuse sites often contaminated by harmful chemicals or redeveloped without proper environmental oversight, such as former gas stations, manufactured gas plants, factories, dry cleaners, and abandoned properties. The training explores the environmental and health risks and social disparities associated with contaminated land properties; key players in land reuse planning and policy; and redevelopment techniques to improve community health. Conference participants will receive an Environmental Health and Land Reuse (EHLR) Certificate upon completion of all five modules (all audiences). Register now to take the next step toward enacting lasting, positive change in areas needing it most.

NEHA & FDA National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop

Sunday, June 26 – Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday and Monday, and 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Tuesday
Workshop fee of $140
 
The Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop (Course ID: SAVAW) is designed to provide participants with an overview of the Retail Program Standards criteria and an in-depth understanding of the self-assessment and verification audit processes, worksheets, and forms. Participants should be program managers or those directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments and preparing for verification audits. Participants should have a good understanding of the criteria contained in each of the nine Retail Program Standards.

NEHA and Climate for Health Ambassador Training

Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This workshop is free – pre-registration is required
 
NEHA is once again partnering with Climate for Health, a program of ecoAmerica, to offer this training as part of our partnership to build the capacity of environmental health professionals to make a difference in their local climate and health conversation.  The Climate for Health Ambassador Training will equip environmental health professionals with knowledge, hands on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions. Join us for this training and become a resource on climate and health!

Private Water Network Preconference Workshop: EH Professional’s Guide to Positively Influencing Domestic Well Water Testing Behavior

Tuesday, June 28
1:00 – 4:00 PM
This workshop is free – pre-registration is required
 
This workshop is designed for environmental health professional working with private drinking water systems. This workshop will feature a combination of presentations and facilitated roundtable discussions on effective resources and innovative approaches to positively influence the well water testing behavior in private well owners, and overcoming challenges related to well-water testing.

Putting Weather Data to Work for Public Health Prevention and Climate Readiness 

Tuesday, June 28
12:00 – 4:00 PM
This workshop is free – Pre-registration is required
 
The workshop will focus on use of meteorological data and climate services in the context of public health practice.  This is part of a broader effort to build environmental public health systems to be ready for a climate impacted future. Changes in the type, timing and severity of weather-sensitive hazards are altering the set of environmental public health exposures and risks to which the public health community must respond.  A CDC initiative to improve Environmental Health Capacity is supporting state and local public health jurisdictions in their efforts to improve hazard identification, response and prevention. In Washington state, we are working to improve capacity to use meteorological datasets, forecast tools, and other climate services to improve risk awareness, preparation and decision-making. A foundational step for improving use of weather data in public health is to build more cross sector understanding and collaboration between weather experts and the public health community.

The workshop will have a teaching component, where participants learn about meteorological datasets and tools, and application of weather data and tools in public health contexts. They will take part in an exercise simulating use of those tools in addressing a public health problem. We will also ask participants to share their experiences in using weather data and tools to inform their understanding of and decisions regarding EPH hazards in their communities. These experiences will inform ongoing collaboration between meteorological experts and public health in order to enhance future practice. 

The 11 Principles of Leadership presented by John Wilson

Tuesday, June 28
12:30 – 4:30 PM
This workshop is free for NEHA members and $100 for nonmembers – Pre-registration is required
 
"The 11 Principles of Leadership" is a motivational, inspirational, and educational seminar about leadership and foundational concepts of how we can all be the best we can be. This pre-conference is presented by NEHA 2021 AEC Keynote Address speaker John Wilson. John will provide leaders and subordinates alike with valuable tools they can use every day to apply or provide purpose, motivation, and direction to the daily activities and their long-term goals.

Using a Health in All Policy Approach to Addressing Childhood Lead Poisoning

Tuesday, June 28
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This workshop is free – pre-registration is required
 
This workshop will share the tools/resources developed and collaboration with key stakeholders for addressing lead in homes. This workshop will include jurisdictions that have put these tools into action and share their successes and opportunities for improvement.