Non EU EHO

To work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) candidates are required to complete a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Environmental Health at an institution accredited by the us, complete a period of practical training and complete our professional assessments. When all elements have been successfully completed candidates are awarded the Certificate of Registration from the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) which enables them to undertake environmental health enforcement duties. We apply the same standard to Non EU EHOs who wish to obtain the Certificate of Registration from the EHRB to enable them to work in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Before a Certificate of Registration can be awarded to a Non EU EHO, we must consider the application to determine whether an applicant’s qualifications and practical training are comparable to a EHRB qualified EHO. The possible outcomes of the application are as follows:

  • The Certificate of Registration will not be awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board if any of the following apply:
    • The applicant does not meet the requirements to practise as an EHO set by their competent authority.
    • The applicant has been prohibited from practising by their competent authority.
    • The applicant has not worked as an EHO for at least two years during the last ten in a country where environmental health is not regulate (this will also apply if the regulation by the competent authority is not considered equivalent to the regulation by us).
    • The applicant’s qualifications and practical experience are so different to an EHRB qualified EHO that the application is regarded as a mismatch.
  • If shortfalls are identified in the Non EU EHOs qualifications or practical training a restricted Certificate of Registration will be awarded. The applicant will be informed of the compensatory measures required before a full Certificate of Registration can be awarded.
  • If the Non EU EHOs qualifications and practical training are comparable to an EHRB qualified EHO the full Certificate of Registration will be awarded.
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