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Before the conference: workshops, and credential courses and exams.

NEHA Pre-Conference Workshops and Classes

NSPF[R] Certified Pool-Spa Operator[R] Instructor Class

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

NEHA has made arrangements with the National Swimming Pool Foundation[R] (NSPF[R]) to give conference attendees the opportunity to become a Certified Pool-Spa Operator[R] (CPO[R]) Instructor through this two-day class. Save your department money by being able to provide CPO[R] training in-house and to pool operators in your area. NSPF[R] is providing this course to NEHA members at the discounted rate of $300 (normal cost is $495). For further information and to register for this class, please contact NSPF[R] at margaret.smith@nspf.org or 719-540-9119. The deadline for registration is May 27, 2005, and prerequisites must be met in order to participate. There is a minimum attendance requirement for this class and if that minimum is not met, NEHA and NSPF[R] reserve the right to cancel the class.

NSPF[R] Certified Pool-Spa Operator[R] Class

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

NEHA is pleased to offer NSPF[R]'s two-day Certified Pool-Spa Operator[R] class at the 2005 AEC. CPO[R] certification is recognized nationally, and is a leading education and certification program for pool and spa operators--providing a front-line defense to protect the public. Registration cost includes two days of training, a comprehensive handbook, and certification exam. Cost is $189 for members and $289 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005. There is a minimum attendance requirement for this class and if that minimum is not met, NEHA reserves the right to cancel the class.

Epi-Ready Team Training--Foodborne Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Workshop (Level I)

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

NEHA, in conjunction with CDC, is offering a holistic training opportunity for public and private sector environmental health professionals involved in conducting foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This two-day workshop is composed of interactive group exercises, Q & A sessions, and didactic lectures spanning the scope of an investigation. Team applications are required. For more information, contact Matt Cummings at mcummings@neha.org.

Epi-Ready Team Training--Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Level II)

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This two-day workshop is intended to teach your team of outbreak investigation professionals effective instructional techniques and prepare you as trainers for the Epi-Ready Team Training workshop. Qualified team applications required. Selected teams must conduct two future workshops. Epi-Ready graduates will be given priority. For more information, contact Matt Cummings at mcummings@neha.org.

FREE Food-Safe Schools Action Guide Workshop

Saturday, June 25 (9:00am-3:00pm)

CDC and the National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools partners have developed this new resource guide to help with school food safety strategies. The workshop will help your school become a Food Safe School utilizing the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide, other resources, and learning from the experiences of an actual Food Safe School in Rhode Island. This workshop is being offered in cooperation with CDC/Division of Adolescent and School Health. There is no charge for this workshop, however, the size is limited to 50 people. To register for this workshop, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. NEHA cannot guarantee that all registrants will be able to participate in this free workshop, and will notify those who register after the limit has been reached.

FREE Risk Communication Workshop

Saturday, June 25 (8:00am-4:00pm)

NEHA is pleased to offer this one-day workshop sponsored by the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. The workshop focuses on providing participants with the communications skills necessary to communicate in sensitive and difficult situations. The training is designed to help participants anticipate, analyze, and address issues that could affect their organization's mission. A hands-on exercise on handling difficult questions in challenging situations is also included. There is no charge for this workshop, however, the size is limited to 50 people. To register for this workshop, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. NEHA cannot guarantee that all registrants will be able to participate in this free workshop, and will notify those who register after the limit has been reached. Please note, there is a minimum attendance requirement for this workshop and if that minimum is not met, NEHA reserves the right to cancel the workshop.

Instrumentation and Sampling Workshop--Tools and Techniques for the Comprehensive Food Service Inspection

Saturday, June 25 (8:30am-4:30pm)

This workshop is intended to provide participants with new approaches, techniques, and tools in performing food service evaluations and audits. The course emphasizes the appropriate use of portable field instruments, as well as their limitations and capabilities. You will also learn easy sampling strategies through the application of ANSI/ASQ standards. All participants will have an opportunity to use the various field instruments under actual use conditions, and apply the practical sampling skills learned through lecture and large group discussion. Cost is $89 for members and $109 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005. Limit 40 people.

NSF Plan Review Survey Course

Saturday, June 25 (8:30am-5:00pm)

The NSF Plan Review Survey Course for food service and retail food is designed to provide EH professionals with an understanding of the components and process of plan review. It is based on the current version of the FDA Model Food Code and the CFP/FDA Blue Book. The course covers the application process; menu review; site, mechanical, and structural systems utilities layout; and equipment specifications. It includes sections on water and wastewater, storage, refrigeration, cooking, dishwashing, and installation of equipment. Cost is $99 for members and $139 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005. Limit 50 people. There is a minimum attendance requirement for this course and if that minimum is not met, NEHA reserves the right to cancel the course.

NESHTA Pre-Conference Workshops

For more information or to register for the following workshops and courses, please contact NESHTA at rick@neshta.org or 602-956-6099.

Designing and Delivering Effective Training--Full Workshop

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm), Sunday, June 26 (1:00-5:00pm), and Monday, June 27 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This workshop is the full NESHTA ANSI Z490.1-based course for trainers. Topics covered include training program design and development, administration and management, delivery, evaluation, and record keeping--everything you need to develop and deliver fully compliant training programs. Cost is $499 for NESHTA and NEHA members, and $619 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005. Registration includes a ticket to NESHTA's Networking Breakfast on Sunday, June 26.

Designing Effective Training Workshop

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This workshop is the first half of NESHTA's ANSI Z490.1-based course for trainers. Topics covered include training program administration and management, and training design and development. Cost is $259 for NESHTA and NEHA members, and $309 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certificate Course

Saturday, June 25 (8:00am-6:00pm)

The course will cover an introduction to OSHA; OSHA Act-General Duty Clause; Clause 5(a)(1), Inspections, Citations & Penalties (CFR Part 1903); Subpart O: Machine Guarding; Subpart I: Personal Protective Equipment; Subpart E & L: Means of Egress & Fire Protection; Subpart S: Electrical; Subpart D: Walking & Working Surfaces; and Subpart J: Energy Control Procedures/Lockout/Tag-Out. Successful completion of the course will result in the participant earning an OSHA certificate. Cost is $179 for NESHTA and NEHA members, and $219 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005.

FEMA Hospital Emergency Response Training Train-the-Trainer Course

Sunday, June 26 (1:00-5:00pm) & Monday, June 27-Wednesday, June 29 (8:00am-5:00pm)

FEMA's L461 Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) Train-the-Trainer Course is designed to provide guidance to hospitals, EMS, health care facilities, and citizens who may become involved in a mass casualty incident as a result of a hazardous materials incident or a weapon of mass destruction event. Cost is $709 for NESHTA and NEHA members, and $849 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 10, 2005.

Pre-Conference Credential Review Courses and Exams

Take Your Career to Another Level!

Get those initials of excellence after your name--Get credentialed!

And since you're coming to the conference anyway, while you're here, why don't you:

* Take the Review Course

* Take the Exam

Only qualified applicants will be able to sit for the exam, and a separate application for the NEHA credentials is required and due to NEHA by May 16, 2005. Please visit www.neha.org/credential/index.shtml for further information.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) Review Course

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This two-day refresher course is designed to help you review for the REHS/RS exam. The course will cover exam content areas. You will be able to question instructors who have years of expertise in the environmental health field. Cost is $329 for members and $429 for nonmembers. Cost includes the REHS/RS Study Guide Second Edition (a $179 value) and the REHS/RS exam and application fees (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

Separate credential application required by May 16, 2005 (see above).

Certified Food Safety Professional (CFSP) Review Course

Friday, June 24 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This one-day refresher course is designed to help you review for the CFSP exam. The course will cover the exam content areas. You will be able to question instructors who have years of experience in the food safety and protection field. Cost is $329 for members and $429 for nonmembers. Cost includes the CFSP Study Guide Package, which includes the NEHA CFSP Study Guide, Food Code and Essentials to Food Safety and Sanitation (a $199 value), and the CFSP exam and application fees (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

Separate credential application required by May 16, 2005 (see above).

NEHA Credential Exams
CFSP Saturday, June 25 (8:00-10:30am)
REHS/RS Monday, June 27 (8:00am-12:00noon)


You have the opportunity to take other NEHA credential exams at the AEC & Exhibition as well. For credential applications and information on eligibility, please visit NEHA's credentialing department online at www.neha.org/credential/index.shtml.
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