OAR 338-020-0030
Continuing Education Requirements


To maintain registration, environmental health specialists and waste water specialists must complete 2.0 credits or 20 hours every two years. Hours in excess of those required for the two-year reporting period shall not be carried forward and applied toward the succeeding two-year CEU renewal requirements.


Each registrant shall report compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the registration renewal document. Registrants are subject to provisions of OAR 338-020-0050 (Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions) pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.


Continuing education must be approved for participation or attendance at an approved instructional program presented, recognized, or under the auspices of any institution, agency, professional organization or association, which conducts educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, seminars and other such activities where CEU credit is offered.


Continuing education must address subject matter related to Environmental Sanitation in accordance with ORS 700.010 (Definitions)(5) and OAR 338-005-0020 (Definitions)(2), or Waste Water Sanitation in accordance with ORS 700.010 (Definitions)(10) and OAR 338-005-0020 (Definitions)(12).


CEU credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:


Completion of established courses taken from a recognized college or university at the same rate of credit established by that institution;


Professional courses which meet academic requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned CEU credit at the same rate as academic courses.


Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work may receive credit at the rate of 1.0 CEU for each 10 hours of attendance.


To ensure adequate proof of continuing education course completion is available for audit or investigation by the Office, practitioners shall maintain a record of attendance for two years following renewal.

Source: Rule 338-020-0030 — Continuing Education Requirements, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=338-020-0030.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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