EH Professional Certification
The objective of this program is to assure that department of health staff that are assigned the responsibility to perform environmental health evaluations.
To protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in the state
through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements
Note: If you are looking for information on the licensure of medical
professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) please contact the Division of Medical
Quality Assurance (850) 488-0595.
About our Programs
- Biomedical Waste
Prevents the spread of blood borne pathogens by ensuring the proper onsite
handling and packaging of biomedical waste.
- Black Henna
Information on the risks associated with getting a "temporary black henna
tattoo", including permanent scaring of the skin.
- Body Piercing
Prevents the spread of blood borne pathogens through prescribed minimum sanitary and safety requirements related to the design, operation, and maintenance of body-piercing salons and temporary establishments.
- Certification of Environmental Health Professional
Ensures that department staff that are assigned the responsibility to perform environmental health evaluations for food hygiene facilities and onsite sewage disposal systems are knowledgeable in their specific areas of practice and will conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
- Food Hygiene
Ensures food establishments regulated by the Department of Health are designed, built, equipped and operated in a safe and sanitary manner;
- Group Care Facilities
Ensures group care facilities in the state meet minimum health and safety standards. Examples of group care facilities include schools, foster homes, assisted
living facilities and other residential facilities.
- Internship in Environmental Health
The Department of Health sponsors certain internship projects.
- Migrant Labor Camps
Ensures that migrant labor camps in the state provide structurally
sound housing with adequate space, heating and ventilation, are sanitary
and have adequate water and sewage disposal systems;
- Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks Ensures that visitors to parks and camps are provided with safe drinking
water, proper sewage disposal, and adequate sanitary facilities and conditions.
- Tanning Facilities
Reduces the risk of disease and injury to people who use tanning devices at tanning facilities in the state through plan review, inspection, consultation and complaint investigation.
- Tattoo and Permanent
Information about these procedures and upcoming requirements.