Title 21 of the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland sets
the education, experience and examination requirements that a person must
satisfy to be licensed as an environmental health specialist in the State of
Application fee: $100.00
Education, Experience and Examination Requirements
To qualify for a license, an applicant must satisfy
the education, experience and examination requirements described in the health
specialists licensing law. An applicant must meet the education and experience
requirements to become eligible for examination.
The minimum education and experience requirements
Education- a baccalaureate degree (any
major) from an accredited college or university that includes:
- at least 30 semester credit hours in the
physical, biological or environmental sciences;
- at least one laboratory course in two of the
following: chemistry, physics or biology; and
- a course in mathematics.
Experience- at least 24 months of
practice as an environmental health specialist
An applicant can also qualify for
examination with these other combinations of education and experience:
- A master’s degree in public health that
includes the course work described in 1-3 above and 3 months in an
internship approved by the Board.
- A degree in environmental health or environmental
science and 12 months of experience in practice as an environmental health
- A baccalaureate degree in the physical, biological
or environmental sciences that includes at least 60 semester credit hours of the
sciences described in #1 above, and the lab courses and the math course
described in #2 and #3 above. The experience requirement for an applicant with
this education background is 12 months of experience in practice as an
environmental health specialist.
General requirements: Each degree used
to satisfy the education requirement must have been from an accredited
college or university in the United States, or an equivalent institution
outside the United States.