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NJ REHS Licensing Exam Review Course

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Course Code: EP0503CA17

NJ REHS Exam Review Course

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Date &Time

Last Held: October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2016
Thursday evenings
6:00pm - 9:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 5:30pm)

Next offering TBD.

Description

PLEASE NOTE: There are specific requirements that must be met in order for an individual to qualify to sit for the NJ REHS Licensing exam. Successfully completing the Rutgers EPH summer course and internship is one way to meet the requirements. This exam review course does NOT count towards any of these requirements.




Student Review

Richard Aschoff, REHS Exam Review Course Attendee

"Taking the review course was a great way to get me focused on the material covered in the EPH course. I would recommend this class to anyone taking the [REHS] exam - especially at the price offered!"

- Richard Aschoff,
Environment and Public Health and REHS Review Course Attendee, 2016

This 12-hour review course is designed to assist in preparation for the New Jersey REHS State Licensing exam. If you have taken the Rutgers' Environment and Public Health (EPH) course, have a foundation in environmental health, or are just looking for a refresher as a current NJ REHS license holder, this course is for you!

The NJ REHS Licensing Exam is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of diverse topics related to public health. To earn an REHS license, you must score at least 70% on the licensing exam. Our class will help you review and refresh your knowledge of all of the exam topic areas, as well as provide test taking tips and strategies to increase your chances of passing. The goal of our instructors is to ensure that you feel well-prepared, confident, and ready to succeed on exam day!

This exam review course will consist of presentations, quizzes, question and answer sessions, and a practice exam. Reference materials to review at home will also be distributed to further assist you in preparing for the licensing exam.

Topics to be Covered on Day 1:

  • Public Health Administration
  • Communicable Disease / Epidemiology

Topics to be Covered on Day 2:

  • Environmental Pollution
  • Public Bathing Places / Pools

Topics to be Covered on Day 3:

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment (including Disinfection, Chlorine Chemistry, Cross Connections and Indicator Organisms)
  • Septic Systems and Wells

Topics to be Covered on Day 4:

  • Food Protection and Safety
  • Public Health Sanitation
  • Practice Exam

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Instructional Team
George Van Orden, REHS Review Course Instructor

Lead Course Instructor:

George Van Orden, PhD

Dr. Van Orden received a Bachelor degree in Environmental Science from Cook College, Rutgers University in 1979. He later attended Rutgers Graduate School and received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science in 1986 and a Doctorate degree in Environmental Science in 1987. Dr. Van Orden retired from the Township of Hanover Health Department in 2015 where he was employed (since 1981) as their Health Administrator, Health Officer and Environmental Specialist.

From 1993 through 1999, Dr. Van Orden worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on the Whippany River Watershed Project. This was New Jersey's first attempt at developing a watershed management plan. While conducting his work on the Whippany River, he witnessed and documented the transition of the Whippany River from a severely degraded river in the 1980's to today's thriving healthy ecosystem. He has published and lectured extensively in the areas of surface water modeling, sanitary surveys of natural surface waters, and watershed management.

Dr. Van Orden has been an adjunct professor since 1983 and teaches courses at Rutgers University, Drew University and the College of Saint Elizabeth in the areas of Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology, Public Health and Environmental Biology. Over the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in the Environment and Public Health Course offered at Rutgers. Many of his students have gone on to become Registered Environmental Health Specialists and Health Officers working for health departments throughout the State.

Wayne Ingram, REHS Review Course Instructor

Course Instructor:

Wayne Ingram, PE, PLS, PP

Wayne J. Ingram is Vice President of Engineering & Land Planning Associates, Inc. (E&LP) with over eleven (11) years of experience in civil site engineering and planning. Mr. Ingram has extensive professional engineering experience, including expert testimony, in site plan engineering, including conceptual site planning, traffic circulation design, sanitary sewer systems, storm water management facilities, wetlands/stream encroachment delineation and permitting, septic system design and local and state approvals. Professional experience also includes design of vapor mitigation systems, alternative wastewater system design, and preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans.

Mr. Ingram has developed, designed, prepared and provided expert testimony on all aspects of site development plans, including existing facility expansions, site modifications, and the new construction of various commercial and residential facilities.

Virginia Wheatley, REHS Review Course Instructor

Course Instructor:

Virginia Wheatley

Virginia Wheatley is an Environmental Scientist 1 in the Public Health and Food Protection Program at the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) with 17 years of experience in public health/food safety. She is the Seafood and Shellfish Project Coordinator and as such, is responsible for regulatory oversight of 50 seafood firms and 130 shellfish firms in NJ. As a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with Seafood HACCP certification, she also conducts shellfish inspections. Additionally, she conducts training and educational outreach to industry and the regulatory community. She first entered the field of public health during 6 years of service in the U.S Air Force. Ms. Wheatley holds a Master in Public Health degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Food Safety from Michigan State University. She is the President of the NJ Association for Food Protection and is the 2nd Vice President of the NJ Environmental Health Association. Additionally, she is a member of three Toastmasters clubs. Her other specialties include food labeling, imported dietary supplements, and food defense.

Peter Tabbot, REHS Review Course Faculty Coordinator

Faculty Coordinator:

Peter Tabbot, MPH

Peter Tabbot is Health Officer for the Rockaway Township Division of Health, which serves four municipalities in northern New Jersey, and also is Adjunct Instructor at Rutgers University, where for 17 years he has taught several courses in public health, environmental health and administration. Mr. Tabbot obtained his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his Master of Public Health degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health, and has 25 years' experience in governmental public health. Mr. Tabbot is Past President of the NJ Health Officers Association and Past President of the NJ Environmental Health Association, and served as Project Director of the NJ Collaborative for Excellence in Public Health, which introduced continuous quality improvement and accreditation to New Jersey’s local health departments.

Mr. Tabbot serves on several statewide advisory and ad hoc committees, including the NJ Public Health Licensing and Exam Board. In 2014, he became Faculty Coordinator of the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education's Environment and Public Health course, which provides mandatory training for New Jersey's licensed Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Mr. Tabbot is current Chair of the Morris Regional Public Health Partnership and serves as Executive Committee member and County Chair with the North Jersey Health Collaborative.

Credits

In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this NJ REHS exam review course has been approved for the following credits:

HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 10 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Required Textbook

Essential Resource for Public Health Professionals Provided to All Registrants - a $60 Value!

Cover of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

A bound copy of the required course text, Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition is included in your registration fee. This is a must have resource for anyone working in the field of public health. Every chapter has been reworked and new chapters have been added. The 20th Edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work, ensuring the Manual's relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world. This book will be a valuable tool as you study and prepare to take the REHS Licensing exam and a resource you can continually refer back to throughout your career!

Fees
Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Senior Program Coordinator: Dalynn Knigge, 848-932-7315
Administrative Assistant: Bianca Scardina, 848-932-7316

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.