Chapter 4736-11 Certification of Registration; Continuing Education

4736-11-01 Provisions for issuing certificate.

(A) Within ninety days following the applicant meeting the requirements and, when applicable passing the examination given by the board for registration, the appropriate wall certificate shall be issued by the board.

(B) All certificates of registration shall expire each year on the assigned expiration date unless renewed pursuant to section 4736.11 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.

(C) As used in rules in Chapter 4736-11 of the Administrative Code, registrant or registrants means registered sanitarian or registered sanitarian in training.

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2015 and 05/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.09
Prior Effective Dates: 06/01/1978, 9/15/89, 05/01/2008

4736-11-02 Individual continuing education course approval requirements.

(A) Registrants who attend or view a continuing education course which was not given as part of an approved training agency's curriculum or that has not been pre-approved by the board may be submitted to the board for review. The course must be submitted on form(s) prescribed by the board.

(B) The registrant shall provide the following information to the board for consideration:

(1) The name, mailing address, phone, email address, signature and date of the individual requesting the course review;

(2) The number of hours being requested for attending the course;

(3) The course title, location, date and instructor information;

(4) The relevancy to the practice of environmental health and the educational benefits the registrant gained by attending;

(5) The applicable subject matter category;

(6) A copy of the course agenda/itinerary complete with times for each portion of the program and any lunch or breaks that were taken or a copy of the course syllabus or catalog description; and

(7) Verification of attendance.

(C) The board will review requests for individual continuing education course approval at all regularly scheduled board meetings.

(D) It is the sole responsibility of the registrant to ensure that the required evidence of meeting the continuing education requirements is submitted to the board.

(E) Any person falsifying information pertaining to the completion of continuing education coursework or requirements will be subject to revocation of their certificate of registration.

Replaces: part of 4736-11-06

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.06 ; 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08

4736-11-03 Continuing education requirements for renewal.

(A) Registrants must complete eighteen clock hours of board approved continuing education courses each year to be eligible to renew their certificate of registration.

(B) Courses of study or programs of instruction offered to meet the continuing education requirements for the annual renewal of an individuals certificate of registration shall be board approved and in the following subject areas:

(1) Diseases and injuries caused by environmental factors and the applicable prevention techniques.

(2) Administrative law and process.

(3) The utilization of resources in the collection, arrangement, and interpretation of data.

(4) Environmental health administration.

(5) New or substantially revised environmental health laws, rules and process.

(6) Functional fields of environmental health to include air quality, food quality and protection, hazardous and toxic substances, consumer product safety, housing, institutional health and safety, community noise control, radiation protection, bioterrorism, recreational facilities, solid, infectious and liquid waste management, vector control, drinking water quality, milk sanitation, rabies control, land use and occupational health and safety.

(7) Environmental health planning or emergency preparedness.

(8) Communication skills.

(9) Organization or program management courses.

(10) Computer skills development and functional utilization.

(C) Courses of study or programs of instruction offered in the following areas or formats are not applicable continuing education activities and will not be approved by the board to meet the continuing education requirements for annual renewal of an individuals certificate of registration:

(1) First aid.

(2) CPR.

(3) Defensive driving.

(4) Courses of self instruction/self study.

(5) Courses dealing with proposed environmental health laws, rules and processes.

(6) Any other continuing education material deemed not applicable by the board.

(D) The board may waive continuing education hours in cases of a registrant's certified disability or illness which prevents the attendance at any qualified educational seminars during the twelve months immediately preceding the annual certificate of registration renewal date. Continuing education waivers will be determined on a case by case basis. Waivers shall not be granted for a period in excess of three consecutive renewal periods.

Replaces: 4736-11-03

Effective: 05/15/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 1/30/78, 9/15/89, 8/1/04, 5/1/08, 5/1/09

4736-11-04 Training agency registration and approval.

A training agency must be approved by the board prior to submitting requests for the approval of coursework.

(A) To register as a training agency, the agency shall make application on form(s) prescribed by the board and include the initial application fee of fifty-four dollars. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

(B) The application for training agency approval must include:

(1) The agency name, address, phone and email addresses;

(2) The agency or organization mission or purpose; and

(3) Signature and date of the contact person for the agency.

(C) Requests for training agency approval shall be reviewed at each regularly scheduled board meeting.

(D) Training agency status shall expire annually on December thirty-first. Renewal applications will be sent to the contact person and mailing address on file with the board office no later than December first of each year. The renewal fee is twenty-seven dollars. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

(E) The board may monitor or audit any courses given by an approved training agency to ensure the content is relevant to the practice of environmental health.

(F) The board may deny, refuse to renew, suspend or revoke the status of a training agency for dissemination of false information in connection with the continuing education programs or for failure to conform to rules.

Replaces: part of 4736-11-05

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 10/30/78, 9/15/89, 10/1/99, 7/1/01, 8/1/04, 5/1/08

4736-11-05 Training agency course approval requirements.

(A) Prior to the date the course or program is initially being offered, the training agency shall submit the request on form(s) prescribed by the board.

(B) The training agency shall provide the following information to the board for consideration:

(1) The agency name, contact person name, mailing address, phone, email address, signature and date of the agency requesting the course review:

(2) The number of hours being requested for attendees;

(3) The course title, type, location, date(s) and instructor(s) qualification(s);

(4) A description of the course objectives and educational outcomes expected for attendees;

(5) A copy of the course agenda/itinerary complete with times for each portion of the program and any lunch or breaks that are to be provided for attendees;

(6) Brief biographical information on the speakers/presenters for the program; and

(7) Within thirty days of program completion, a roster of attendees and the number of hours each attendee earned must be submitted to the board via mail, email, or fax.

(C) The board will review requests for training agency course approval at all regularly scheduled board meetings.

(D) It is the responsibility of the training agency to ensure that the required evidence of meeting the continuing education requirements is submitted to the board.

(E) Any person or agency falsifying information pertaining to the completion of continuing education coursework or requirement will be subject to the revocation of their certificate of registration or removal of their status as an approved training agency.

Replaced: part of 4736-11-06

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03, 4736.12
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11, 4736.12
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08

4736-11-06 [Rescinded] Continuing education course approval requirements.

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 09/15/1989, 10/01/1999, 05/01/2008

4736-11-07 [Rescinded] Attendance at continuing education courses not approved by the board.

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 09/15/1989, 05/01/2008

4736-11-08 [Rescinded] List of approved training agencies and courses.

Effective: 5/15/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 10/30/1978, 09/15/1989, 10/01/1999, 05/01/2008

4736-11-09 [Rescinded] Reinstatement.

Effective: 05/15/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/14/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.11
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/78, 9/15/89, 2/1/92, 8/1/04