Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NEHA Establishes Center for Environmental Research and Training

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NEHA Establishes Center for Environmental Research and Training

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NEHA's mission is to advance the environmental health professional through education and training. This mission has many aspects, but a primary one is the availability of continuing education that supports the professional credentials offered through NEHA. In the past, our approach to continuing education has been to review and approve courses for member use. Although this practice will continue, NEHA is proud to announce that it is beginning to develop its own, up-to-date curriculum. NEHA's newly created Center for Environmental Research and Training (NEHA-CERT) will enhance the ability of environmental health professionals to earn continuing-education credits, and it will significantly expand the quantity and quality of the educational offerings available through NEHA.

The design of CERT is based on our understanding that the NEHA membership represents a very strong technical and educational resource. The mission is to identify areas in which members would benefit from additional educational programs and to assemble subject experts to collaborate in the development and delivery of those programs.

We also intend to supplement traditional classroom approaches by taking advantage of new technologies for distance-based learning and by developing courses that can be taken via home video or the Internet. CERT has a digital film studio at its disposal, as well as the ability to produce 35-millimeter slides and overhead transparencies to support classroom courses. …

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