RS Renewal INFO:   FOR 2017-2018,    2015-16 IS CLOSED OUT 

For your FEHA credential to remain active, you were only allowed a 70 day grace period after 12/31/2016 to submit CEs earned before 1/1/17 and the fee.  Contact the Board should there be an issue with your 2017-2018 credential issuance.  If you did not receive an ID card in mail, THERE IS A PROBLEM.

The 2017-2018 biennial period ends on 12/31/2018.

During the 2017-2018 period, you will need to acquire 30 contact hours on or before December 31, 2018.  The fee must also be paid by 12/31/2018.  We will update the web count of your logged contact hours every month.

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.

In summary, for the 2017-2018 (by 12/31/2018) please:

  1. Use the web-based system to submit continuing education hours
  2. Pay renewal fee of $40 for FEHA members, and $60 for non-members by 12/31/2018
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 October-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.

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