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PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS TRAINED ABROAD AND THOSE HOLDING QUALIFICATIONS ALLIED TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.


Environmental Health Officers (Registration, etc) Act 11 of 2002 established the Council to regulate

environmental health profession in Nigeria. In pursuance of Sections 1(a), 10 and 12 (2&3) of the Act,
and following a special Council Resolution, Council has approved that persons holding the following
qualifications listed below be admitted into the profession as Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria.
 

Persons with PhD degrees.
Persons holding the above qualification and hold a first degree in such areas as Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Environmental Management, Public Health and Health Promotion
& Education, Food Science Technology; shall apply for registration with the Council to become
Environmental Health Officers.


The application shall be accompanied by copies of their credential and CVs detailing activities and
experiences in the various areas of environmental health practice they have been involved in for
which they think qualify them for admission into the profession. On acceptance, this category of
persons would be required to attend a one week mandatory intensive orientation / induction
workshop where they would interact with other Environmental Health Officers. After this exercise,
they would be admitted into the profession. The applicants would be required to obtain application
form with two thousand Naira (N2,000.00) and registration fee of forty thousand (N40,000.00) Naira
will be paid if admitted.
 

Persons with First Degree and Masters Degrees in Environmental Health Science from either a
Nigerian University or an Overseas University before 2004.

Persons who qualified with BSc, MSc, MPH Environmental Health will apply for registration attaching copies of their Credentials and CVs. On acceptance, this category of persons would be required to attend a one week mandatory intensive orientation / induction workshop where they would interact with other Environmental Health Officers. After this exercise, they would be admitted into the profession.

A non-refundable application fee of two thousand Naira (N2,000.00) and registration fee of twenty-five thousand (N25,000.00) Naira will be paid by this category of persons.

Persons who qualified with BSc, MSc, MPH Environmental Health will apply for registration attaching
copies of their Credentials and CVs. On acceptance, this category of persons would be required to
attend a one week mandatory intensive orientation / induction workshop where they would interact
with other Environmental Health Officers. After this exercise, they would be admitted into the
profession.
A non-refundable application fee of two thousand Naira (N2,000.00) and registration fee of twentyfive
thousand (N25,000.00) Naira will be paid by this category of persons.
 

Persons with First Degree and Masters Degrees in other Environmental Health Related Fields.
Persons holding the above qualifications in such areas as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological
sciences, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Management, Environmental Science and
Technology, Health Promotion & Education, who graduated before 2004 would register and take
tutorial with accredited Learning Centres for a minimum of 6 and maximum of 18 months. The leaning
centres will present such candidates for the annual certification examinations of the Council as from
November 2008. Thereafter, if such a candidate is successful in the examination, he shall be
registered. Successful applicants
will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of two thousand Naira (N2,000.00) and
registration fee of ten thousand (N10,000.00) Naira.
 

Persons who hold First Degree obtained after 2004.
Persons holding qualifications in such areas as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Food
Science and Technology, Environmental Management, Health Promotion & Education, Public Health,
Environmental Technology who graduated after 2004 and seeking to become Environmental Health
Officers (except programmes accredited by the Council) will be required to enrol and study for the
PGD in Environmental Health in institutions accredited by the Council.


Thereafter, they will be required to register and to take the Council’s Certification Examinations. If
such candidates are successful in the examination, they shall be registered as Environmental Health
Officers. Their application and registration fees shall be at the prevailing rate for new entrants into the
profession.


Notwithstanding, the above procedure for admission of persons into the profession, the Council
reserves the right to reject any application.