Environmental Health Training Program (EHTP)

Co-sponsored by the Southern Connecticut State University Department of Public Health and the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. 

Endorsed by:

For questions regarding this program contact:
Blessing Adukwu
Department of Public Health Southern Connecticut State University 
Tel: (203) 392-6966 
Fax :( 203) 392-6965
Email: adukwub1@owls.southernct.edu 

2014 EHTP Brochure (pdf)

General Information

Please be aware that the course meets every Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the days indicated.  On snow days, classes will be held on Fridays at the same place and time. 

The EHTP now offers Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) continuing education credits. 

Successful completion of the Food Protection Section qualifies participants to receive 3 CHES credits. Successful completion of the Sewage Disposal Section qualifies participants to receive 3 CHES credits Successful completion of the General Section qualifies participants to receive 3 CHES credits. 

Course Dates Cost
Full Course (food, Sewage, & General topic)  January 8 - April 30, 2014 $500.00
Food and Sewage Segments Only January 8 - March 19, 2014 $250.00
Food Protection Segment Only January 8 - February 12, 2014 $125.00
Sewage Disposal Segment Only February 12 - March 19, 2014 $125.00
General Environmental Health Topics Only
(excluding food & sewage)
March 19 - April 30, 2014 $250.00

Questions regarding the Environmental Health Training Program should be referred to:
Dr. William G. Faraclas, Director, EHTP
c/o Blessing Adukwu
Department of Public Health
Southern Connecticut State University
Tel: (203) 392 - 6966
Fax: (203) 392 - 6965
Email: adukwub1@owls.southernct.edu

Questions regarding the Food Sanitation portion of the course should be referred to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Cynthia Costa (860) 509-7396 or cynthia.costa@ct.gov 

Questions regarding the Sewage Disposal portion of the course should be referred to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Amanda Clark (860) 509-7368.  Email: amanda.clark@ct.gov

All other questions should be referred to:
Blessing Adukwu
Department of Public Health
Southern Connecticut State University
Tel: (203) 392-6966
Fax : ( 203) 392-6965
Email:adukwub1@owls.southernct.edu  

Program Q&A

Q: What exactly is the Environmental Health Training Program (EHTP)?
A: The EHTP course is designed to help prepare and train sanitarians, including those presently and aspiring to be employed in local health departments, in a variety of areas important to the field of environmental health. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, food sanitation, sub-surface sewage disposal, and general environmental health topics such as lead, water, and asbestos.  

Q: How will taking the entire course benefit me?
A: In addition to greatly increasing one's knowledge in the area of environmental health, successful completion of the course results in a six-month reduction in the amount of time an individual must be employed in a health department before sitting for the Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) exam. Successful completion of the entire course also makes those aspiring to work in the field more marketable for entering the workforce. 

Also, successful completion of the entire course now qualifies Certified Health Education Specialists for a total of 9 CHES credits. Successful completion of each section qualifies Certified Health Education Specialists for 3 CHES credits. 

Q: Do I have to take the entire course or can I pick and choose the sections that best meet my needs?
A: The EHTP course is designed to meet the needs of its students. Therefore, the entire course or any combination of the three sections offered can be taken. Again, the three sections are Food Sanitation, Sewage Disposal, and General Environmental Health Topics. 

Q: How will taking the Food Sanitation portion of the course benefit me?
A: Successful completion of the Food Sanitation portion of the course shall make those employed in local health departments eligible for the field certification activities scheduled and conducted by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, which leads to certification. Although successful completion of this course does not automatically lead to certification, it is first necessary step in the certification process. 

Q: After I complete the Food Sanitation part of the course, what else must I do to become certified?
A: Food Inspection Certification consists of two components: 1) classroom training and 2) field certification. Successful completion of this course satisfies the classroom component for certification only. Candidates for field certification must possess a bachelor's degree and be sponsored by a local director of health. In lieu of the education requirement, three years experience in a regulatory food protection program, acceptable to the Connecticut Department of Public Health Food Protection Program, may be approved. Candidates for field certification shall not be involved in the ownership or management of a food establishment located within their jurisdiction. Please call the Connecticut Department of Public Health Food Protection Program at (860) 509-7396 if you have any questions regarding the classroom training component or field certification. 

Q: How will taking the Sewage Disposal portion of the course benefit me?
A: Successful completion of the Sewage Disposal portion of this course shall meet the requirements for Phase 1 Certification by the Connecticut Department of Public Health for those employed in local health departments. 

Q: What if I am not presently employed as a sanitarian?
A: Those not employed by a local health department may complete the whole course or selected parts and sit for respective exams. Sewage certification and credit for the food sanitation classroom requirement become active for you when you are hired by a local health department and the health director makes a request to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. 

Q: Why is the EHTP course offered at Southern?
A: The Connecticut Department of Public Health specifically picked Southern as the site to offer the EHTP course. Such a comprehensive offering is not found anywhere else in Connecticut. 

Q: When should I register?
A: Register as soon as possible. Space is limited. 

Q: Once I have registered what should I do?
A: Upon receiving your registration, we will post your confirmation on CT Train and will also include the exact location of the sessions, directions, and practical information on other topics including parking. 

For questions regarding this program contact:
Blessing Adukwu
Department of Public Health
Southern Connecticut State University
Tel: (203) 392 - 6966
Fax :( 203) 392 - 6965
Email: adukwub1@owls.southernct.edu  

Registration

How to Register: You must register using CT Train: https://ct.train.org

How To Pay:

By CREDIT CARD (preferred) visit the SCSU MarketPlace store by clicking on the following: Public Health Workshops  OrBy Check: complete payment voucher, print and mail. Check should be made payable to “SCSU-EHTP” and mailed to: 

EHTP
Department of Public Health
Southern Connecticut State University
144 Farnham Avenue
New Haven , CT 06515 

Confirmation of payment will be posted on CT Train following receipt payment.

Questions:

Blessing Adukwu
Department of Public Health
Southern Connecticut State University
Tel: (203) 392-6966
Fax : ( 203) 392-6965
Email: adukwub1@owls.southernct.edu