Environmental Health Home Assessment Principles and Practices
Environmental Health Home Assessment Principles and Practices

The Home Assessment Principles and Practices is a two-day course that will help you apply the knowledge and skills acquired through completion of the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) training course, "Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioners" and the Healthy Homes Specialist Credential accredited through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

Targeted Audience

Individuals who have successfully completed the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) training course, "Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioners" and the Healthy Homes Specialist Credential accredited through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

What You’ll Learn

This two-day course will cover in-home education and visual assessment techniques, as well as basic environmental measurement and sampling.

The course involves instruction both in the classroom and in the field. The field portion of the training will take place in a local home practicing and applying the techniques learned during the classroom instruction.

Discussion topics include:

  • Taking an Environmental History
  • In-home Education
  • Building Systems and Science
  • Exposure & Risk Assessment
  • Using a Visual Assessment Tool to Identify Hazards
  • Basic Measurement Tools Practice
  • On-Site Practice (in a local home)
  • Qualitative (Visual) Assessment
  • Quantitative Assessment & Sampling
  • Risk Analysis & Communication
  • Healthy Home Interventions
  • Assessment Limitations

13.75 CEU’s are available to NEHA Certified Healthy Home Specialists and may be submitted for credit to a number of other professional organizations. Check with environmental health staff for the latest information.

Registration

Registration includes the course manual.

Please contact Erica Forrest at 816-960-8919 for more information and the registration fee for the Home Assessment Principles and Practices course.

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