Chapter 4736-8 Registration Requirements; Approved Internship Program

4736-8-01 Requirements for registration.

(A) Eligibility requirements for registered sanitarian shall include the achievement of a passing score on the registration examination conducted by the board and the education and experience qualifications of paragraph (A)(1), (A)(2) or (A)(3) of this rule:

(1) Graduated from an accredited college or university with at least a baccalaureate degree, including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science courses approved by the board; and completed at least two years of full-time employment as a sanitarian;

(2) Graduated from an accredited college or university with at least a baccalaureate degree, completed a major in environmental health science which included an internship program approved by the board; and completed at least one year of full-time employment as a sanitarian.

(3) Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree higher than baccalaureate degree, including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science courses approved by the board; and completed at least one year of full time employment as a sanitarian.

(B) Eligibility requirements for registration as sanitarian-in-training shall include the graduation from an accredited college or university with at least a baccalaureate degree, including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science courses approved by the board. The board may require an examination for registration as a sanitarian-in-training and shall annually determine whether an examination shall be required.

(C) Science courses approved by the board shall be in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, or statistics and be applicable to the practice of environmental health science. Science courses approved by the board may include more than one area of science as specified above. Courses shall not be approved that are remedial or college preparatory level. The applicant shall provide sufficient information so that the board can make a determination if the course is to be approved in accordance with this paragraph.

(D) Foreign educated applicants must show an educational background deemed by the board to be equivalent to at least a baccalaureate degree including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science in the area of biology, chemistry, physics, geology or mathematics.

(E) The board may require a foreign educated applicant to submit to the board an evaluation of the applicant's education, prepared by a professional education evaluating service acceptable to the board.

Evaluations prepared by evaluating services reflect only the findings and conclusions of the evaluator and shall not be binding upon the board.

Effective: 05/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/09/2008 and 04/02/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.08
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/78, 9/15/89, 11/5/90, 2/1/92, 10/1/99, 8/1/04

4736-8-02 Approved internship program.

In order to be characterized as an approved internship program as required by division (B) of section 4736.08 of the Revised Code, that program must meet the criteria and be approved by the "National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council."

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/09/2012 and 06/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4736.03
Rule Amplifies: 4736.08
Prior Effective Dates: 06/01/1978, 09/15/1989, 06/01/1998