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Environment & Public Health: REHS Licensing Exam Retesting Policy

If you don't pass the REHS Licensing Exam on your first attempt,

  • you'll receive your exam grade and your score within each subject area of the exam; and
  • you may take the exam again without reapplying by informing the Public Health Licensing and Examination Board [by mail or email] that you wish to take the exam again no later than the application deadline for the exam you wish to take [upcoming dates are listed at http://www.nj.gov/health/lh/phpl.shtml].

You will be notified of your acceptance a few weeks before the exam date, and you will have to submit another $100 examination fee to sit for the exam.

If you don't pass the exam after a second attempt,

  • you'll receive a list of the subject areas in which you scored the lowest; and
  • you will not be allowed to take the exam again until you have completed additional training in the identified subject areas*.

Once you successfully complete the required additional training, you may reapply to take the exam. You'll have to complete the application process again [see Applying for the REHS Licensing Exam] and submit proof of your additional training. If your reapplication is approved, you will be eligible to sit for the next available licensing exam.

*EPH graduates have an open invitation to return to our class, free of charge, to review the specific topics they need [we reserve the right to charge for materials and food].

2017 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 5 - July 21, 2017

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department