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EHS Training

Explore our free training and workforce development resources.

Emergency Response

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Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER)

Address environmental health impacts of emergencies and disasters. Topics include building assessment, drinking water, food safety, shelters, vectors and pests, wastewater and more. Available for continuing education (CE) credits through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

Food Safety

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e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Practice skills in an interactive virtual environment and learn to conduct environmental assessments as part of outbreak investigations.

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The following training programs also have modules on food safety:

Environmental Health Training on Emergency Response
Environmental Public Health Online Courses

General Environmental Health & Workforce Development

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Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

Access our package of 15 e-learning courses on environmental health topics including disaster sanitation; food protection; general environmental health; housing sanitation and safety; institutions and licensed establishments; potable water; solid and hazardous waste; swimming pools and recreational facilities; wastewater; zoonoses; and vectors, pests, and weeds.

Career Resource Guide for Uniformed Services Environmental Health Practitioners [PDF - 3.3 MB]

Explore a post military career in environmental health and help reduce workforce shortages and leadership voids in environmental health programs across the country.

Environmental Health Competency Project: Recommendations for Core Competencies for Local Environmental Health Practitioners

Read about the core competencies for local level environmental health practitioners in this guide developed by CDC with 13 other national organizations.

Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI)

Access the archive of projects using systems thinking and the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services to assess environmental public health issues.

Summer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

Intern with CDC through this 10-week summer internship for juniors and seniors majoring in Environmental Health.

Performance Improvement

Improving Your Agency's Monitoring Capability Through the Use of the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards

Learn to assess the performance of environmental health services in your jurisdiction. Available for viewing via NEHA (course #WFD0901 abstract).

Recreational Water Protection

Recreational Water Illness and Aquatic Facility-Related Events Associated with Swimming Pool Chemicals

Understand and manage public health threats from pool chemicals. Available for viewing via NEHA (course #SP0902 abstract).

What Really Happens at Aquatic Facilities Between Inspections?

View this presentation on an environmental systems approach to aquatic inspections and promoting healthy swimming. Available for viewing via NEHA (course # SP0704).

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Environmental Public Health Online Courses

This training program also has a module on swimming pools and recreational facilities.

Vector Control

Biology and Control of Insects and Rodents
Understand the biology and control methods for insects, rodent vectors, and public health pests. Available for CE credits through NEHA.

Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests: The Importance of Integrated Pest Management
Learn to control bed bugs and rodents through pest management approaches. Available for CE credits through NEHA.

Control of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Tickborne Diseases through Integrated Pest Management

Learn to use integrated pest management to control Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other tickborne diseases. Available for CE credits through NEHA.

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The following training programs also have modules on vector control:

Environmental Health Training on Emergency Response
Environmental Public Health Online Courses

Water Quality

Implementing Water Safety Plans in the Caribbean and Latin America (video)

Learn about water safety plans, a method developed by the World Health Organization to manage risks in drinking water systems. Available for viewing via NEHA (course #WQ0903 abstract).

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The following training programs also have modules on water quality:

Environmental Health Training on Emergency Response
Environmental Public Health Online Courses

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