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Professional development

A new framework for professional education and development was launched on 11 November 2011. The framework includes changes to the curriculum and qualification process, post graduate professional development and technical qualifications previously delivered by Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB). Read more.

A rewarding career with great prospects

Environmental health practitioners are highly qualified professionals whose work, as well as being varied and challenging, makes a real difference to people’s health and well-being. 

It’s a career that provides excellent opportunities, both for school leavers and for people wanting to retrain or to take forward experience gained in related occupations. The EH Careers website provides information for school leavers, or those planning to undertake a qualification in environmental health.

For wider information about public health careers (including Environmental Health careers), please visit PHORCaST, the Public Health Online Resource in Careers, Skills and Training. 

Steps to becoming an EHP

  1. Professional Examinations: 2003 curriculum1997 curriculum 

Further professional development

For the CIEH members, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the work of the CIEH.

Conducting a piece of research is an excellent way of developing your own knowledge, while also supporting the whole profession by contributing to the environmental health evidence base. 

The ultimate accolade, for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession, is to be awarded a Fellowship by the CIEH Council.

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