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4695.2700 INITIAL REGISTRATION.

Subpart 1.

Application.

All applicants for initial registration shall submit an application on a form to be prepared by the commissioner and fees as prescribed in part 4695.2900. The information requested by the commissioner on the application shall be such so as to permit a complete evaluation of each applicant to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for registration as specified in these rules and any applicable statutes. To clarify incomplete or ambiguous information presented in the application, the commissioner may request an applicant to submit additional information as may be necessary to determine the applicant's qualifications. In order to be registered, an applicant shall provide:

A.

Evidence of receiving a baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate degree in environmental health, sanitary science, sanitary engineering, or other related environmental health field which includes at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour credits in the physical or biological sciences.

B.

Evidence of at least one year of supervised employment in one or more of the program areas listed in part 4695.2600, subpart 7, definition of "environmental health specialist/sanitarian." Supervision shall be provided by an environmental health specialist or a sanitarian or a licensed health professional, or an engineer or other professional with a graduate degree in one of the physical or biological sciences, or other person whom the commissioner deems has equivalent environmental health background.

C.

Evidence of passing the registration examination.

Subp. 2.

Applicants without a baccalaureate.

For a period of six months following August 1, 1979, an applicant may be registered without having received a baccalaureate or higher degree as provided in subpart 1 if the applicant:

A.

submits evidence of experience in one or more of the program areas listed in part 4695.2600, subpart 7, definition of an "environmental health specialist" or "sanitarian" for at least the five years immediately preceding his/her application;

B.

submits a statement of satisfactory employment by the employer or supervisor which indicates that the applicant has performed competently in one or more of the program areas listed in the definition of environmental health specialist/sanitarian;

C.

submits evidence of having passed a civil service or other qualifying exam for a job classification of "environmental health specialist" or "sanitarian" or inspector or public health officer or engineer or other similar equivalent job title classification or of having successfully completed the registration exam.

Subp. 3.

Examination retakes.

No applicant shall make more than two attempts within any 12-month period to successfully complete the registration examination.

Subp. 4.

Applicants licensed outside Minnesota.

Persons who have attained a registration or license outside of Minnesota may be entitled to registration in Minnesota if they can provide evidence of meeting the requirements set forth in subpart 1, items A to C.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 214.13

Published Electronically:

January 21, 2000

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