This web page was last updated on September 28, 2017
The Illinois Environmental Health Association is committed to promoting and maintaining professional licensure
for Environmental Health professionals in Illinois. To that end, IEHA conducts a number of activities to support
licensed professionals in Illinois. IEHA is a licensed provider of continuing education units (CEUs) and all of the
educational events it sponsors provide authorized CEUs. In addition, IEHA tracks and takes positions on
legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that affects licensure of Environmental Health professionals.
The Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act (as amended) (225 ILCS 37) was extended at the end of
2008 for a ten year period and requires that anyone who conducts education, consultation, or enforcement
activities in the areas of "... milk and food sanitation, protection and regulation of private water supplies, private
waste water management, domestic solid waste disposal practices, institutional health and safety..." must be
licensed (LEHP). The 2008 amendments reinforce these provisions and set even more specific penalties.
Obtaining Your License
Obtaining your license requires that you meet minimum qualifications, apply to sit for the exam, and take and
pass the exam.
• To qualify for the exam, you must have:
• A bachelor’s degree with 30 hours of basic sciences.
• Twelve months full-time experience.
Additional information is available in the IDFPR, Division of Professional Regulation's exam instruction sheet.
Applications must be submitted to and reviewed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional
Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.
As part of its committment to the licensure of Environmental Health professionals in Illinois, IEHA offers an
intensive, two and a half-day licensing exam review course from time to time.
Update: IEHA's CEU provider license has been renewed through April 30, 2018, meaning that CEUs earned at
IEHA sponsored educational event continue to meet the CEU requirements for the EHP license.
If you have questions about licensure or the review course please contact the IEHA Office.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: EH PRACTITIONER LICENSE
RENEWAL PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED
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Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
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