Re-Accreditation Process and Timeline

The re-accreditation process corresponds closely with the initial accreditation process.  This process provides an opportunity for the EHAC Council to review the accredited program and work with Program Directors to ensure that EHAC guidelines and requirements are being observed and that students are receiving quality, science based instruction and practical experience.

Unique to the Re-accreditation Process is the requirement for both undergraduate and graduate programs to complete an Outcome Assessment Survey.

Re-accreditation Timeline

July 1Accreditation Cycle BeginsExplanation
July 1 Accreditation Cycle Begins Explanation
August 15 Re-Accreditation Notification  Programs scheduled to seek re-accreditation are notified by Undergraduate or Graduate Chair no later than August 15 of re-accreditation requirements (submission of a Self-Study and scheduling of a Site Visit, completion of an Outcomes Assessment Survey and Annual Update Survey) and due dates.
October 1 Application Form and Fee for Re-accreditation Due Programs interested in seeking first-time accreditation need to submit their application and payment no later than Oct. 1.
December 1 Submission deadline for Self-Studies and Outcomes Assessment Self-Study Reports are due no later than December 1 prior to the summer Annual Meeting of the EHAC Council. Please see the Calendar for specific dates and deadlines.
December 31 Site Visit scheduling deadline Site Visits must be scheduled for a date in February or March of the upcoming year.
February and March Site Visits Occur  
April Submission deadline for Final Site Visit Reports  
June/July Re-Accreditation Decisions Re-accreditation decisions are voted upon by the EHAC Council at EHAC’s Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Education Conference (NEHA AEC). Please see the Calendar for specific dates.

Outcomes Assessment Survey

Programs seeking re-accreditation must submit Outcomes Assessment data. The purpose of this survey is to determine how well EHAC’s required curriculum meets the needs of the environmental health profession.  Outcomes Assessment surveys must be completed by recent graduates of accredited programs and by their supervisors.  Survey results will not be used in determining a program’s accreditation status, but are an essential part of the reaccreditation process. The Council will use the survey results to evaluate and possibly modify the curriculum requirements to meet the evolving needs of the environmental health profession.

The surveys are conducted via Survey Monkey links that are provided by the EHAC office to the Program Director. We ask that the Program Director recruit recent graduates to complete the survey and recent graduates to recruit their supervisors for completion of the supervisor survey.  The deadline for graduate and supervisor surveys is December 1st of the year prior to a programs accreditation expiration year.  The survey results will be compiled by the EHAC office and survey results will be made available to the EHAC Council prior to the annual meeting which is held in July.

Please contact the EHAC Office or the Undergraduate or Graduate Chair for more information on the Outcome Assessment surveys.

Annual Fees

Annual EHAC Accreditation and Re-accreditation FeesFee
Application for Initial Accreditation, one-time fee $500
Application for Initial Accreditation second program, one-time fee $300
Application for Re-accreditation (each program) $250
Annual Accreditation Fee (For one program):  $1,150
Annual Accreditation Fee (For two programs – Undergraduate and Graduate) $1,380
Site-Visitor Expenses Actual and reasonable - Site Visits take place upon initial accreditation and once every six years thereafter in conjunction with application for re-accreditation (for 2 site visitors – one academician and one practitioner):  $1,800 - $2,000+