Healthy Homes Essentials - Basic

  • 2 Full Days
  • Continuing Education: 1.4 CEU

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Healthy Homes Essentials - Basic

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Certification Information

Governmental: None

Nationally Recognized: The National Center for Healthy Homes has a nationally recognized Healthy Homes Specialist certification program. Certification is based on experience and on successful completion of an examination which must be taken or online (aftere registration with NEHA (National Environmental Hazards Association) at hundreds of locations nationwide. Certification requires at least five years of experience in housing, or environmental or public health, and satisfactory completing both the course exam and an online home assessment exercise. Although no course is required for certification, this two-day course includes all required elements and should adequately prepare candidates for successfully completing the examination.


Many things threaten our health, and a surprising number of these things are in the home. This course will teach you how to locate and identify common problems found in unhealthy homes.

The course focuses on the seven principles of a healthy home: Keep it

  • Dry,
  • Clean,
  • Pest-Free,
  • Contaminant-Free,
  • Ventilated,
  • Safe, and
  • Maintained.

Living in an unhealthy home can sap you of energy and maybe even prove life-threating. In this course you will learn how to recognize and categorize some common household health problems and to recommend mitigation for the consequences of such a release. A variety of specialists may find this a valuable supplement to their current expertise, including:

  • Home Inspectors,
  • Visiting Nurses,
  • Public Health Inspectors,
  • Housing Rehab Contractors,
  • Code Enforcement Inspectors,
  • Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors, and
  • Realtors and Homebuying Consultants

Participants Receive

  • Training packet, including the NCHH course manual 
  • Classroom training

Course Features

  • The home as an integrated system;
  • Indoor health hazards and their causes;
  • The basic procedures for housing assessment, and
  • The use of the seven principles to identify home health problems.