Public Health Credentials

Along with your degree in Public Health, here are some additional credentials to consider getting to enhance your career path:

Certified in Public Health (CPH)
This is the only credential of its kind for public health that demonstrates not only your knowledge of key public health sciences, but also your commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established public health issues. Information about this credential is available at https://www.nbphe.org/

An outline of the content for the CPH examination is available at: https://www.nbphe.org/cph-content-outline/

 

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
This is a nationally recognized credential from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. CUNY SPH has a Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (NDI) program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). See our NDI web pages for more information about how to qualify. https://internship.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

 

New York State Certified Dietitian / Nutritionist (CDN)
This denotes recognized expertise in dietetics and nutrition by the State of New York. Information and application instructions can be found at the NYS Office of the Professions website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/diet/

 

American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Career Path Certificate Program for Diabetes Self-Management Education
This is a series of training levels in the delivery of diabetes education and support. See the AADE website for information about this program. https://www.diabeteseducator.org/education-career/career-path-certificate

 

EOGHS CERTIFICATIONS
Our Master of Science in Environmental Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences is accredited by the American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), which sets the global standard for programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The following are some of the professional certifications associated with careers in EOGHS:

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® establishes an administers a valid, reliable, and rigorous credentialing process for Certified Industrial Hygienists® to protect you at work, at home, and in your community against chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic health and safety hazards. http://abih.org

 

Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals offers a number of high quality credentials for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. http://www.bcsp.org/

 

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management Certifications
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) offers the hazmat industry accredited professional credentials, which include the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM®), the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP®), the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP), and the Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (CDGT). https://www.ihmm.org/applicants/general-information

 

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics Professional Certifications
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE); Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP); Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP) – The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) provides professional certification for practitioners of human factors/ergonomics (HFE) who demonstrate expertise and comprehensive understanding of the discipline. Employers and consumers know they are working with a professional who has met a rigorous standard. Professionals can choose the designation that reflects their work focus: http://www.bcpe.org/

 

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)
This credential is offered through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). http://neha.org/professional-development/credentials/rehsrs-credential

NEHA has also developed additional credentials that evidence mastery of specialized knowledge including Certified in Food Safety Supplier Audits (CFSSA), Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS), Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS), and Certified Installers of Onsite Wastewater Systems (CIOWTS). https://www.neha.org/professional-development/credentials