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The environmental health program is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for the citizens of Belmont County through the work of our sanitarians.   What is a sanitarian (health inspector)?

“Sanitarian” means a person who performs for compensation educational, investigational, technical, or administrative duties requiring specialized knowledge and skills in the field of environmental health science.

Requirements to become a  Registered Sanitarian:

(A) Graduated from an accredited college or university with at least a baccalaureate degree, including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science courses approved by the director; and completed at least two years of full-time employment as a sanitarian;

(B) Graduated from an accredited college or university with at least a baccalaureate degree, completed a major in environmental health science which included an internship program approved by the director; and completed at least one year of full-time employment as a sanitarian;

(C) Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree higher than a baccalaureate degree, including at least forty-five quarter units or thirty semester units of science courses approved by the director; and completed at least one year of full-time employment as a sanitarian.

An application for registration as a sanitarian shall be made to the director of health on a form prescribed by the director and accompanied by the application fee prescribed in section 4736.12 of the Revised Code. The director shall register an applicant if the applicant is of good moral character, passes an examination conducted by the director in accordance with section 4736.09 of the Revised Code, and meets the education and experience requirements of division (A), (B), or (C) of the above section.