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Sanitarian Training Class for New Sanitarians

Annually, the Public Health Sanitation Division conducts an Five-Week Sanitarian Training Class for new sanitarians employed in West Virginia.  The course meets the requirements of the Board of Registration for Sanitarians in providing 300 hours of environmental health training.  The topics for the course are geared to enabling a newly hired Sanitarian to be able to do their daily job.  Use this link for information on the upcoming: Sanitarian Training Class.

RS (REHS) Review Course Study Materials

In-Service Training

Other training is also available to Sanitarians from In-Service Training meetings which are coordinated by the District Sanitarians; workshops, teleconferences and seminars on a quarterly basis. 

Training capabilities have been enhanced in order to help provide the over 180 registered sanitarians with the continuing education hours required by the state State Board of Sanitarians .

The Bureau for Public Health also encourages the use of West Virginia Train, a training portal.


Click here for a Listing of District In-Service Meeting Dates and Locations

Future Training Opportunities offered by:

WVDHHR-BPH Office of Environmental Health - Public Health Sanitation Division - WV Rapid Response Team will be posted here.

WVDHHR-BPH Center for Threat Preparedness: Click here for Training Opportunities

WVDHHR-BPH-OEPS- Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Click here for Training Opportunities 

WV Environmental Training Center - Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV

Remember, the West Virginia State Board of Sanitarians requires an application for Individual Training Approval  as well as an agenda and proof of attendance for all training you wish to have considered for CEHs.  


The Division also holds annual training and certification testing for Individual Sewage System Installers.

Approximately fifteen-hundred (1,500) Class I and Class II Sewage System Installers have been trained and maintain their certification in West Virginia.  Certification is valid for five years, click here for information about certification renewal

The training course is a two day joint Class I & II session.  After the first two days, those installers wishing to obtain their Class I license will be able to take the appropriate exam. 

The next two days will focus on information necessary for the Class II installers exam with extensive hands-on training at the National On-Site Demonstration Center in Morgantown and future courses will be also held at the WV Environmental Training Center-Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV.

Information on the next scheduled course is found here.

NEHA RS Exam Study Materials available.  

Contact the district sanitarian to obtain the materials.  Click here for more information.

NEHA RS Study Courses: offered by South Central Public Health Partnership in partnership with CDC, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.  Click here for link to courses (CDC).

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Page Update: 8/25/2021


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