Because NEHA receives so many phone
calls with questions about continuing education and credential renewals,
we have put together this list of commonly asked questions and answers
to make this process easier for you. Click on the link below to reveal
Q: How do I enter in my
Continuing Education on the automated form?
A: To submit coursework for
CE credit, click on the appropriate link and fill out the provided form.
The name, date (to be entered in DD/MM/YYYY format, i.e., 01/01/2013), a
brief summary of the course, 2 competencies you have acquired, and the
total number of hours you spent minus breaks, lunches, dinners, and
business meetings are required The total number of CE hours is subject
to revision by a Continuing Education staff member. Please note: You
do not need to be logged into My NEHA in order to submit your hours on
the online submission form.
Once you have entered your course information, click on the “Submit”
button. Your form will be sent to a Continuing Education staff member
and you will receive a confirmation of your submission via e-mail. (The
confirmation will come from the e-mail address,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this e-mail address to your safe
senders list.) This confirmation will restate the information you have
entered into the form. Please review the form for accuracy and
Q: What is my credentialing ID?
A: Your credential ID number
is separate from your NEHA membership number and/or NEHA activity ID
number. Your credential ID number can be found on your credential wallet
card and credential wall certificate.
of my submissions have a “CE” designation next to them, but some do not.
Does that mean some were not approved?
A: No, it does not. The CE
designation does not have any impact on the approval status. Its
appearance or lack thereof is merely a glitch in the system.
Q: How do I know my CE
Submission was received/approved by NEHA?
A: If NEHA has your current
email address on file and you submit your hours using the online form,
you will automatically receive a message confirming your submission.
Submissions received by fax, email, or mail will not receive a
confirmation of receipt.
CEs that have been
approved/rejected can be reviewed in your personal online profile via
My NEHA. CEs that have been approved will have a credit value other
than zero. CEs that have been rejected will appear with a credit value
Q: How long does it take for
NEHA to approve my continuing education submission?
A: NEHA typically approves
and uploads your online continuing education submissions weekly on
Q: How do I check the status of
my continuing education?
A: You can access your
continuing education information through My NEHA. My NEHA is the
customer-facing piece of a new technology NEHA has implemented, which
provides you with the ability to more easily manage, not only your
continuing education, but also your personal profile and transactions
with NEHA. To access your My NEHA account, simply click on the
My NEHA link in the top navigation bar. Your continuing education
information can be found under the My Professional Development tab.
Q: I took courses via NEHA’s
e-learning system. Do I enter those courses into the online submission
A: No, you do not. As long
as you are completing the entire course, completing any
evaluations/quizzes, and then obtaining a certificate from the
e-learning site, we will receive the data automatically. The e-learning
information is uploaded into your MyNEHA account on a weekly basis on
Q: What if my email
address/street address/personal information is not on file with NEHA or
A: You can contact NEHA’s
credentialing department by emailing
email@example.com and request that your information be changed
in your record. Once your request is received it can take up to one
business day to be changed in our database.
Q: Do I need to send NEHA my
supporting documentation for my CE Submissions?
A: No, you do not.
Since you will be submitting your submissions electronically, we will no
longer require you to submit supporting documentation (i.e. certificate
of completion, course agenda, etc). However, we do require that you keep
a record of the supporting documentation, as we will be randomly
auditing individuals to provide such documentation.
Q: If I hold more than one NEHA
credential do I have to enter in the same course more than once?
A: No, if you hold more than
one NEHA credential you do not need to enter in the same course more
Q: What is acceptable for
continuing education credit with NEHA?
A: Conferences, seminars,
classes, lectures, online trainings, etc., are all acceptable forms of
continuing education if they are related to the environmental health
field – 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. You may submit up to 4 hours of NEHA book reviews,
and up to 10 hours of course instruction per credentialing cycle. You
may not submit the same course more than 1 time. You may also submit
articles you have written for journals or other academic publications.
Please submit the hours you worked on the article, up to 10 hours per
Q: Are university courses
acceptable for continuing education?
A: Yes, university courses
at the undergraduate and graduate level are acceptable if they address
environmental health. NEHA grants 16 contact hours for each semester
credit hour and 13 contact hours for each quarter hour.
Q: What is the difference
between contact hours and CEUs? Which do I need to accrue for renewal of
A: One “contact hour” is one
clock hour of learning time. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. NEHA
measures continuing education in contact hours.
Q: If I have more than the
required number of contact hours accrued within my renewal cycle, can I
carry the difference into the next renewal period?
A: No. The term “continuing
education” means just that. It is NEHA’s goal to insure that the
individuals that hold a NEHA credential are continually educating
themselves within the environmental health field. Therefore, we do not
carry over continuing education contact hours from one renewal cycle to
Q: Can I enter in my continuing
education online if I do not hold a NEHA credential?
A: No, the online submission
is available only to those that hold a NEHA credential. If you do not
hold a NEHA credential but would like NEHA to maintain your continuing
education hours we can do so for a fee of $7.50 per submission. You
would complete one
CE Submission Form per CE activity and submit it via fax, email or
National Environmental Health Association
Attn: Continuing Education
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 1000-N
Denver, Colorado 80246
Fax Number: (303) 691-9490
Q: What is the process and
procedure if I am chosen for an audit?
A: If you are chosen for an
audit, a representative from NEHA will contact you with further
instructions. Be sure to retain all of your supporting documentation in
order to submit in case of an audit.