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5 Star Rated Course

Kim Schnell

Passing the REHS Exam is the goal Walter has for you. I took the exam a few times and just wasn't able to pass it. After taking this course on demand, it gav...

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Passing the REHS Exam is the goal Walter has for you. I took the exam a few times and just wasn't able to pass it. After taking this course on demand, it gave me the added pointers, extra knowledge on certain topics to pass. Walter did a great job with replying to emails in an extremely timely manner, which was extremely helpful. The on-demand class lets you pause, go over lessons, and lets you fully grasp the concept of each topic. This fit my learning style the best. After listening to the prolong, my anxiety rose, but the advice he give in there, is spot on. Listening and doing what he said there, it honestly what had me pass. Thank You Walter, for making this class On-Demand during this pandemic.

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A God send of a course!

Rena Millard

5 Stars!!! Honestly, I don't believe I would have passed this test without the help of this course. Is it worth the money? That depends on how much help you ...

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5 Stars!!! Honestly, I don't believe I would have passed this test without the help of this course. Is it worth the money? That depends on how much help you think you need. I failed the test 2 times before getting this course. Once I went through the videos/slides daily for like a month, doing the practice quiz inside the book etc, I passed for my state on my third try. So, it was worth it to me. For my state, I only need a 573 to pass, and I went from a 570 (second try) to a 646, so I almost even got the National certification of 650! (It won't let me choose the stars for some reason, but I say 5/5 stars!) I'm so thankful this class was made available online. Thank you, Walter!!

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Game Changer for Preparing for the REHS EXAM

T'Shane Williams

Game Changer for Preparing for the REHS EXAM I have been trying to find time to study all the materials provided by NEHA for the REHS Exam, but it quickly...

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Game Changer for Preparing for the REHS EXAM I have been trying to find time to study all the materials provided by NEHA for the REHS Exam, but it quickly became overwhelming. The On-Demand Course and study guide workbook created by Walter really helped me focus and feel more organized in my studies. The workbook and On Demand course were vital in helping me pass the exam!!!

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REHS Exam Review Course

John Vondra

The REHS Exam review course is excellent, and worth every penny. I passed on the first attempt, with at least a half hour to spare. Thank you for the Hercu...

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The REHS Exam review course is excellent, and worth every penny. I passed on the first attempt, with at least a half hour to spare. Thank you for the Herculean effort it must have taken to create this (!) I will not hesitate to reccomend this to anyone seeking the REHS credential.

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Passed!

Michael Judin

I passed my exam on 7-1-2021 with a margin high enough with room to spare… Like most SITs, I’m highly specialized and have no ability to be crossed traine...

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I passed my exam on 7-1-2021 with a margin high enough with room to spare… Like most SITs, I’m highly specialized and have no ability to be crossed trained in all things public health. This was a perfect course to take with a 90 day buffer for reuse. I would recommend reading Walters book in completion first. Then watching the course. After that go back through the book and read through all summary slides marked (S), then do the questions at the end of each section. Once you’ve done that use quizlet and search NEHA exam. I’ve made a review of over 1700 questions. By the time you Finish this course you should be able to breeze right through them.

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REHS Exam Preparation

Winsome Bogle

This review helps me to focus on the specific topics and information with enough materials to study from. The lecture helps me to understand the written ...

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This review helps me to focus on the specific topics and information with enough materials to study from. The lecture helps me to understand the written materials in a shorter span of time. I appreciate the focus of the materials along with the explanation/examples of the lecture, Thank you for a job well done. Also I appreciate the extra tips for the every-day work in the environment health field.

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Exceptional resource

BONITA VIDAL

Detailed comprehensive presentation..

Detailed comprehensive presentation..

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Amazing Course!

Jan Jaminal

Walter explained everything very clearly and to the point.

Walter explained everything very clearly and to the point.

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REHS Course

Jon Silva

Thank you for the course, and for taking the time to put this material together for us!

Thank you for the course, and for taking the time to put this material together for us!

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Do you want to pass on the first try? Take this course!

Haley Barravecchia

This course was essential to passing the exam on my first try. As a newcomer to the field, the thought of taking this exam was overwhelming as there are lim...

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This course was essential to passing the exam on my first try. As a newcomer to the field, the thought of taking this exam was overwhelming as there are limited resources available but this course laid the foundation and structure needed to be successful. First of all, the book is an essential reference tool for this field. Walter lays out all of the important information that you will ever need to know for working in this field. Now that the exam is over, I will keep this book on my desk as an essential reference tool. As a member of the inaugural online cohort, and as someone who has taken many online courses during COVID-19, this was by far one of the best programs. Walter and his wife Claudia took the time to bring to the comfort of your home an extremely well prepared, methodical course. You can work on this course as fast or slow as you want and he structures the sections based on content areas. He also explicitly highlights areas to focus your time on, and other areas that are background information. This is a lengthy exam that covers many areas, and will require you to study a lot. However, this course will direct you to areas to focus on, structure your study, and ensure that your time studying is spent efficiently. Lastly, Walter is an amazing resource to have in your corner, he even took the time to talk to me on the phone and discuss questions before my test day. Do not be alarmed by the price, I can guarantee that it is worth it because the quality of work that you receive is years of hard work in the making by Walter and Claudia. It is also a really great feeling to know that you are supporting a family business who has dedicated their lives to education and advancement in this field on planet earth (not spending your money in space).

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This was a very comprehensive preparation that is sure to...

Thomas Gillam-Shaffer

I rate this higher than any other preparation I have used (a few) thus far. Therefore, I rank it the highest out there for preparing for the REHS exam! I h...

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I rate this higher than any other preparation I have used (a few) thus far. Therefore, I rank it the highest out there for preparing for the REHS exam! I have taken the EPHOC online course and I believe it was very good; It's just that this material adds a few necessary twist and turns. The humor, along with Walter's other methods for grabbing one's attention, makes a huge difference.

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Concise, Thorough and Engaging

David Strefling

Thanks to Walter for making this review an engaging affair with plenty of quark and substance. I feel much more confident and prepared to take the REHS exam.

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Thanks to Walter for making this review an engaging affair with plenty of quark and substance. I feel much more confident and prepared to take the REHS exam.

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You can pass!

This course was created with one objective...to help you PASS THE EXAM. You probably need the REHS credential to keep your job or to seek a promotion. Professional standards for the practice have become more demanding in the past 20 years. This is critical to encourage higher wages and benefits. We support and encourage our Public Health Practitioners to be of the highest caliber in training, skills, motivation and ethics. Our online lectures, combined with review of the Workbook (included), will strengthen your commitment to your profession, your family, and your community. Will taking this course be a walk in the park? Nah. Can you do it? Absolutely. Walter's students in Illinois have a 3 year average pass rate of ~83% for those taking the exam for the first time. Compare that to the national 1st time pass rate; a dismal ~35%. Walter's course makes it a reliable 1,2,3 process by removing the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the REHS Exam. Public health pros are becoming specialists, yet are expected to be proficient in all 15 core competencies tested by the REHS exam. This Course and Workbook will both show and tell you what you need to know. The procedures as described in the Course might not be the way you're currently working in your village, county, state, or jurisdiction. But, pay attention and Walter will show you the keys to passing this Exam.

The 15 Core Competencies Required to Pass the REHS Exam

We've got you covered! All these topics are covered in the Course!

  • 1. Our Precious Water and 2. Recreational Water Sanitation

  • 3. HouseHold Hazardous Waste and 4. HAZWOPER, NIMS, and ICS

  • 5. Noise Pollution and 6. Bioterrorism

  • 7. Institutions and Housing Standard

  • 8. Legal and Administrative and 9. Air Pollution

  • 10. Zoonosis and Communicable Disease, Vectors and Weeds

  • 11. Food and Dairy Protection

  • 12. Private OnSite WasteWater Disposal

  • 13. Institutions and Housing

  • 14. OSHA, HAZMAT and Toxic Substances and 15. Solid, Hazardous, and Medical Waste

Bonus Materials!

This Online and On Demand Course has evolved over 25 years. Walter Saraniecki, our author and presenter, has traveled across the country, training Public Health professionals at the county, state, federal and military levels. Students have requested supplemental study materials. We are pleased to offer this bonus collection, which includes free shipping.

  • REHS Examination Review Course Workbook

    The most valuable bonus is the highly rated REHS Examination Review Course Workbook. This 400+ page spiral bound workbook is the essential Course companion. You will receive the latest 33rd Edition, V3, shipped to you via USPS Priority Shipping. If purchased separately, the Workbook costs $199. plus $13 shipping.

  • Three Bonus Documents

    Included with the Workbook are 3 very useful documents: 1. A message from the author, Walter P. Saraniecki, welcoming you to the Course and describing how to efficiently use the Workbook, with symbols for identifying background knowledge and for knowledge items likely to be on the Exam. 2. A second document, "REHS/RS Examination Recommended Self-Study Training." Many of these references are free, with links to help you access each. 3. A four page listing of 267 REHS Exam Acronyms. This list is absolutely essential for taking the Exam. Some questions on the exam will refer to an acronym rather than the full name. Your answer will depend on your familiarity with the full meaning of the acronym.

  • Free Shipping

    And, the final Bonus is FREE USPS Priority shipping, a $13 value. The total cost of the Online, On demand Course, with the REHS Examination Review Workbook, 3 additional Bonus Documents and free shipping, is $499.00.

Meet your Instructor

Walter P. Saraniecki, MS, LDN, LEHP, REHS/RS

WALTER P SARANIECKI

Our lead trainer and author is Walter P. Saraniecki, MS, LDN, LEHP, REHS/RS. Walter's licenses and professional credentials: Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP), Illinois Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist (LDN), and NEHA credentialed Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS). Additionally, Walter holds the following certificates: Independent Contracted Instructor for the Center for Domestic Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA for Food Safety, Potable Water, Vectors of Diseases, & Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Responder Safety, and Re-occupancy of Homes & Businesses. He teaches both the Environmental Health Training for Emergency Response Awareness Level course and the new Operations Level Course at CDP and FEMA. Walter is a licensed IRCA ISO 22000 Auditor and holds an ISO 2200 Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Certificate. OSHA 40 hour Hazardous Waste Certificate, EPA Section 608 & 609 Ozone Depleting Freon Technician Certificates, Swimming Pool Operator, Certified Pool & Spa Inspector, International HACCP Alliance and SQF HACCP Certified, Chicago Certified Food Service Sanitation Manager, Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager, Illinois HACCP Train the Trainer, Illinois Food Allergen Certified, NEHA Registered Food Safety Trainer, Illinois Dept of Agriculture Mosquito Larvicide Applicator, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security FEMA Certificates: IS-5.a; IS-100.a; IS-200.a; IS-700.a; IS-800.b. Walter is also the Chairman of the Illinois Board of Environmental Health Practitioners at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation in Springfield, IL. He also serves as a member of the Environmental Health Advisory Committee of Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL and as a member of the Food Advisory Work-group, Food Protection Division, Chicago Department of Public Health. Walter holds an MS in Human Nutrition with a minor in Public Health Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and holds a BS in Food and Nutrition Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He also holds a diploma in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning from Doolin Technical College, Dallas, Texas. Walter is the author of the REHS Examination Review Course Workbook. He also is the instructor for the REHS/RS Examination Review Class. In addition to his Public Health efforts, Walter is the President of Saranecki Bros Catering, Inc, a 76 year old family business that includes six Banquet facilities, Off-Premise Catering, and commercial property leasing.

Testimonials and Reviews

Worth every penny!

L. from Ohio

Colleagues in Cleveland who had just passed the test recommended that I purchase the workbook. So I did! I realized immediately how the information in the workbook significantly reduced the tremendous amount of information I had been previously studying from multiple sources. I stuck to the workbook only, then recently chose to purchase the online course to solidify my knowledge. BEST DECISION EVER!! I passed the test two days ago (March, 2021)with so much confidence. I can say without hesitation that Walter's workbook and online course is what you WILL need to PASS. He breaks down the information so it's easily understood and narrows the vast amount of data on this exam. Thank you so much, Walter!!!!

100 times better than the NEHA study guide

Eric

Mr. Saraniecki, I ended up purchasing your study guide after returning the NEHA and must say it is 100 times better than the NEHA guide. In fact I have sent your link out to my fellow Navy Environmental Health Officers after I told them all how good it was and several were interested in purchasing it so hopefully more business will come your way! Eric G.

Excellent Class

HM

Excellent class! I highly recommend taking the class in preparation for the REHS exam. I also recommend taking the exam immediately following the class. The course material and instruction was very insightful to the discipline. I'm very glad Walter continues to share his expertise with the environmental health community as this type of guidance is rare.

Great results, Good Value, High Integrity

B.I.

B.I. via LinkedIn: “When I studied NEHA's REHS/RS exam, I was so overwhelmed by broad range of study materials and did not know where to start. So I was googling about REHS exam materials, and found Walter provides REHS exam prep course in Chicago area. I live in CA, so it was too far to attend the class. So I ordered the Workbook and self-studied. It is a very well made exam preparation workbook. I do not have environmental health background (I am nutrition major), but it provides an outline of each areas in REHS exam and I found it very helpful. I highly recommend his workbook, especially if you are not an environmental health major and just do not know where to start!”

REHS Exam Prep

JF

Really enjoyed the course. It was great having Walter to talk through and explain topics that I was not familiar with. Thank you for putting this together!

Passed the first time!

G.G.

G.G. via Facebook I took the REHS exam review course in MA in October and took the test in November.. I passed it the very first time and I have to give all the credit to Mr. Saraniecki's class and workbook which prepared me to take the exam. I hadn't even opened any book before this but then I spent four weekends studying the workbook..everything that... you need to know for the exam is in the workbook!! I will not have passed this test if it wasn't for the 2.5 days class and the workbook that came with it! Thank you Mr. Saraniecki for your hard work and helping us achieve what is considered nearly impossible in the first attempt. :-)

I Passed!

J. Johnson

Mr. Saraniecki, I took your class on April of 2011. I am proud to say that 0n Feb 13 of this year I passed! The information you provided in class and in your workbook gave me the direction I needed. Prior to your class I felt completely overwhelmed and lost on where to even begin studing. Thank you! J Johnson

Worth more than I paid!

Ben

The course was very helpful as a review and as a test prep device. The workbook was amazing by itself and worth more than I paid but your availability to explain the why's not just the what's was invaluable to me. I took the RS test and passed the first time. Thank you so much!

You Can Pass It!

JGG

You can pass it! I am about to take the test for the first time and cannot think of a better study guide than Walter's Workbook and video class. I was procrastinating to study because I was not sure where to find all the information, but I came across his material in the end of 2020 and realized his workbook covered everything. I then decided to wait for him to release his online course in early 2021 to feel better prepared. I definitely recommend this course.

FAQ

  • I'm taking the REHS Exam in a few months. How soon should I take your course?

    Ideally, a student will take the On Demand REHS Examination Review Course two to three months prior to taking the Exam. Review all the Course chapters/lessons. With a yellow highlighter in hand, position the Workbook in front of you to highlight topics that will require more of your time. Next, challenge yourself with the quizzes found in the Workbook. If you feel your knowledge is lacking in one or two areas, add supplemental study as described on your Bonus sheet, "Examination Recommended Self-Study Training." (This will be shipped to your with the Workbook). Finally, give yourself one week prior to the Exam to physically isolate yourself as much as possible, to focus on the career and life enhancing task ahead of you.

  • How long do I have access to the On Demand Course?

    You'll have access for 3 months. Please keep in mind that the Workbook has all of the data you'll need to pass the Exam, and the Workbook is yours forever. Please be respectful of this copyrighted material, and please don't attempt to share the access.

  • How long is the Course? Will I receive all of it when I purchase the Course?

    If you have internet access, you will have immediate access to the online course. The On Demand REHS Examination Review Course is based on Walter's in-person Course. The same course that is taught in 3 very full days is presented online in about 33 hours of training. The Chapters/lessons are broken down into approximately one hour segments. You'll receive the Workbook and 3 Bonus Documents in 2-4 days, via USPS Priority mail.

  • When will I receive the Workbook?

    Your Workbook is usually shipped within 24 hours of purchase. It will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. Most students will receive the Workbook within 2-4 business days. We'll forward the tracking information to your email.

This is the time to take your career to the next level.

Contact Us

 

Call, Text, or email our Course Manager,

 Claudia

708-828-1983

rehsinfo@gmail.com


Social proof: reviews

Recent five star reviews from learners who have taken the new NEHA Exam

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PASSED!!!!

Carrie Cushman

I passed my REHS by using Walter's on demand class & his book. for me the having both was very helpful because Walter will point out things in his book t...

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I passed my REHS by using Walter's on demand class & his book. for me the having both was very helpful because Walter will point out things in his book that are either very important and/or not so important. This test is much more than memorization its more about your knowledge on the topics & how you can think through the process to get the answer (even when the correct answer isn't there but a secondary one is). His class help remind you of this. I highly recommend his courses and book. Wishing you all the best!

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REHS EXAM PREPARATION

James Gooch

This course was great! I appreciate Walter's positivity, quirkiness, and wisdom. The approach was personable and technical - a nice balance. Having just take...

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This course was great! I appreciate Walter's positivity, quirkiness, and wisdom. The approach was personable and technical - a nice balance. Having just taken the Oct 2021 version, I recommend adding more to the epi section related to how you characterize and analyze epi data.

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Best REHS Prep Course On the Market

Valerie Stacey

You will not find a more comprehensive prep course for the REHS. Walter tells you exactly what you need to study to pass the exam, and also provides guidance...

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You will not find a more comprehensive prep course for the REHS. Walter tells you exactly what you need to study to pass the exam, and also provides guidance on test-taking strategies specific for the exam. You will not find that anywhere else. The workbook alone is worth the cost of the course, although watching the videos is extremely helpful. His side-remarks and quirks throughout the videos at first confused me, but then I realized it was one of the best tools for memorizing the information! I would recommend this 100% of the time to anyone attempting the NEHA REHS exam. Best of luck to all the aspiring Environmental Health Specialists and Sanitarians out there! Thank you for everything, Walter!

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This was a very comprehensive preparation that is sure to...

Thomas Gillam-Shaffer

I rate this higher than any other preparation I have used (a few) thus far. Therefore, I rank it the highest out there for preparing for the REHS exam! I h...

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I rate this higher than any other preparation I have used (a few) thus far. Therefore, I rank it the highest out there for preparing for the REHS exam! I have taken the EPHOC online course and I believe it was very good; It's just that this material adds a few necessary twist and turns. The humor, along with Walter's other methods for grabbing one's attention, makes a huge difference.

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REHS EXAM PREPARATION - Online

Kandis Harvey

I think we can all agree that the amount of resources necessary to pass this exam is expansive and overwhelming. When I first started studying I was overwhel...

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I think we can all agree that the amount of resources necessary to pass this exam is expansive and overwhelming. When I first started studying I was overwhelmed and could not for the life of me focus on one thing (NEHA study guide, Salvato, online resources, etc.). Walter has combined all 263 (exaggeration) resources into one. Making it much easier on your brain and for planning of your study sessions. At first I wasn't sure if the website was real or if it was a scam, but trust me when I say Walter and Claudia are real people and they want nothing more other than for you to pass. Walter even called me the day before my exam to walk through questions I had. I read some portions of Salvato to better understand things, but if you are a visual and "in person" learner - chose this as your #1 resource for the exam. I passed the first time I took it (April 2022) and it is so rewarding to know that all the hard work and money paid off! Good luck to everyone! 5 stars!!

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