About the Council

The primary responsibility of the Council is the review and accreditation of environmental health programs in accordance with criteria developed to assure the excellence of graduates of those programs.

One-half, of the membership shall be current environmental health faculty, and one-half shall be practicing environmental health professionals from both the public and the private sectors. The Council may authorize the employment of additional persons to assist in the Council activities.


Council members serve three year terms and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.


The Council elects a General Chair, Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Vice-Chair for Graduate Programs, Secretary, Treasurer and Director-At-Large.


Any person qualified by academic training and/or professional experience in environmental health may become a member of the Council upon being elected by the general Council membership. Elected Council members must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience. A master's degree in an appropriate discipline may substitute for two (2) of the five (5) years’ experience. A doctorate in an appropriate discipline may substitute for three (3) of the five (5) years’ experience. The maximum substitution permitted is three (3) years. Academicians applying to sit on the Council must have had an internship in an Environmental Health discipline or relevant field experience.