Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI)

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) offers the following credentials through its test vendor, Professional Testing (PTI):

  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)
  • Certified Professional-Food Safety (CP-FS)
  • Certified Foodborne Outbreak Investigator (CFOI)
  • Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA)
  • Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)

These marks of distinction assist both employers and the credentialed individual. Employers can be confident that a credentialed employee has acquired the knowledge necessary to competently perform their duties. Credentialed individuals may find positions easier to obtain, and may increase their earnings.

Code of Conduct Agreement

You will be required to affirm that you have read and accept the terms of the NEHA Code of Conduct Agreement onscreen before you will be able to schedule an appointment to take any NEHA exam. Please take a moment to review the terms of the Code of Conduct Agreement (PDF). If you choose not to accept these terms, you will not be allowed to schedule your exam.

Certification Application & Scheduling Information

Application information

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Applied for the credential through NEHA
  2. Paid all corresponding fees to NEHA
  3. Been notified by NEHA of your eligibility to sit for the examination

For more information, please go to or contact NEHA at 303-756-9090, extension 310.


NEHA will notify the individual after the application has been processed, which can take four to six weeks, of their eligibility status. If an individual is approved to test he/she will be sent an authorization letter. This email will include your candidate ID. You will need to schedule your exam at least 24 hours in advance. To cancel or reschedule, you must contact Pearson VUE no less than 24 hours in advance.

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours.

After you schedule or reschedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center. This will be the only confirmation email you will receive (i.e. no reminder email).

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer.

Last updated 2022-10-20