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Basic Environmental Health Program (BEHP)

The Basic Environmental Health Program (BEHP) is an introductory training program designed to equip entry level environmental health personnel with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities needed to develop competency in their initial and future duties. The BEHP is recognized as the health training course approved by the State Health Department pursuant to Part 11 of the State Sanitary Code for individuals employed in Public Health Sanitarian and Technician titles in New York State.
There are no registration or tuition fees.

The Basic Environmental Health Program (BEHP) is an introductory training program designed to equip entry-level environmental health personnel with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to develop competency in their initial and future duties. The BEHP is recognized as the health training course approved by the State Health Department pursuant to Part 11 of the State Sanitary Code for individuals employed in Public Health Sanitarian and Public Health Technician titles in New York State.

The program will begin in October 2020 and run through March 2021. To register for the program please visit www.nylearnsph.com and follow this registration guide.

For more information about the program itself, please review the Program Requirements tab above.

The Basic Environmental Health Program (BEHP) is now fully online and consists of recorded and live webinars, recorded presentations and online, self-paced courses. Although all individuals are welcome to complete any of these courses, first priority will be given to local and state health department personnel who are employed in Public Health Sanitarian and Technician titles. Other public health staff will be accepted on a space-available basis. More information and registration guidance will be announced soon.

The following documents will assist you with accessing and completing the program requirements.
2020/2021 Overview
2020/2021 Registration Guide
2020/2021 Schedule/Requirements Tracking Sheet
BEHP Participant Expectations
BEHP Participant Guidelines
Online Exam and Evaluation Instructions

 

Program Handouts and Resources by Class


Visit the sites below to find additional training related to environmental health.

Health Concerns of Harmful Algal Blooms - Archived webinar March 2015

Public Health Training Center - free, self-paced online courses

Public Health Live - free webcasts on current public health topics

CPHP E-learning Center - free, self-paced online courses

New York State Department of Health Learning Management System Calendar - upcoming training events for local and state health department employees

 

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