The Board is charged with the responsibility of examining all applicants for licenses to practice as sanitarians in the State of Louisiana and is empowered to issue licenses to applicants who qualify and successfully pass the Board’s examination.

The Board is also empowered to suspend or revoke for due cause any license which it has issued, and to reinstate or renew any license which has been suspended or revoked.

Notice to Those Who Served or are Serving in the Military and Military Spouses:

Please visit the click on “Requirements and Fees” on navigational pane at the top of the Home page to view the educational requirements for a temporary sanitarian permit and the requirements for a Registered Sanitarian license.

COMPLAINTS:

Complaints about any actions or procedures of the LA State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians may be submitted by mail to LSBES – 7515 Jefferson Hwy., #161 – Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Please visit often for information regarding:

  • Board Meeting/Exam Dates Have Been Posted — click on Announcements!
  • License Renewal Form can be accessed by clicking on the Requirements & Fees navigational link at the top of this page and then clicking on Forms.
  • IMPORTANT CONTACT HOUR INFORMATION!! 1. CPTP Courses are NOT approved for contact hours! 2. Courses MUST be approved by LSBES before the date of the offering or NO LATER THAN 30 days after the date of the offering!
  • Click on Continuing Education for current year Approved Courses.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2024 RS Exam Dates

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21st
    10:00am – Bienville Bldg.-Rm 118 – 628 N. 4th Street – Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The following must be submitted to the Board at least 14 days BEFORE the test date. Please use the following address: LSBES, 7515 Jefferson Hwy., #161, Baton Rouge, LA 70806:

  • A copy of Civil Service Employee Notification Form to verify hire date and position.
  • Copy of Certificate of Completion of the required LSBES New Sanitarian Course Bundle through Tulane University.
  • Check or money order made payable to LSBES, in the amount of $50.
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor or Regional Sanitarian Director that applicant is ready to test.
  • Copy of Current Temporary Sanitarian Permit

New Sanitarian Course Bundle

The Tulane LMS home page is https://pace.tulane.edu/ and anyone who doesn’t have an account can register at https://pace.tulane.edu/user/register?destination=homepage.  Accounts are free and personal information is not shared with third parties.  The Sanitarians course bundle can be accessed from the ‘Course Bundles’ tab or directly through the following link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/lsbes/group/louisiana-state-board-examiners-sanitarians-lsbes .  At the top of the information on this page is a link to ‘Subscribe to group’.  Sanitarians signing up for the course bundle should subscribe to the LSBES group using their LMS login information.  When an individual completes the course series they will be provided with a final certificate of completion.  NOTE:  If you encounter any problems accessing online courses through Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center/Tulane University partnership, contact trdirect@tulane.edu .

2024 Board Meeting Dates

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st
    9:00am – Bienville Bldg.-Rm 118 – 628 N. 4th Street – Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Special Announcements

Renewal notices are NOT sent out to Temporary Sanitarians!!! It is the reponsibility of each Temporary Sanitarian to renew his/her license in a timely manner!


Inactive Sanitarians

To request Inactive Status, please submit the following information: name, current address, number of years as a sanitarian, last place of employment. NOTE: While on Inactive Status, sanitarians cannot work in any capacity as a Registered Sanitarian in Louisiana. To request reactivation of an Inactive Status license requires a written request to the Board along with payment of $100 reactivation fee. At the time of reactivation, the sanitarian must begin acruing the required 8 contact hours.


Continuing Education

Just What Is A Contact Hour?

The Board defines one (1) contact hour as one clock hour of continuing education in an approved educational experience approved by the Board or 0.1 CEU in an approved educational experience approved by the Board.

Other Questions…

  • How many hours do I need to acquire? You will need to acquire eight (8) Contact Hours during a calendar year.
  • What happens if I don’t acquire the eight Contact Hours? Failure to comply with the Contact Hour requirement may result in revocation of your license.
  • I hold a Temporary Sanitarian Permit, am I required to obtain 8 Contact Hours? No; however, you are required to renew your Temporary Sanitarian Permit each year (on or before the issue date).
  • How can I get an educational offering approved? Simply complete LSBES-2, “Request for Sanitarian Continuing Education Credit Form/Individual Sanitarian” and submit to the Board. Make certain you submit the form as soon as possible. Don’t wait till the last minute!
  • I know of an organization that wants to provide contact hours, how can I get information? Have the organization complete the LSBES-4, “Sponsor Application for Continuing Education Continuing Education for Louisiana Registered Sanitarians” and submit to the Board as soon as possible.
  • Where do I find these forms? Simply click on the Forms navigation link. The LSBES-2 and LSBES-4 along with LSBES-3, “Sample Course Evaluation Form” can be downloaded for your use.

IMPORTANT NOTE! While it is always best to apply for approval of contact hours before an offering takes place, this isn’t always possible! Please remember, you have up to 30 days AFTER an offering to apply for approval. Do NOT send in applications for contact hour approval after the 30 day time limit! Applications received after the 30 day time limit will be returned to the applicant with no action taken!

Contact Hour Providers/Offerings:

Types of instructional courses, short courses, technical sessions, seminars, workshops, etc., generally recognized by the Board as potentially fulfilling the contact hour requirement include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Center for Environmental Health Services, Sanitarian Services-sponsored courses with certificate of completion and approval of the Board.
  • Annual educational conferences, technical sessions, seminars and workshops sponsored by: Louisiana Environmental Health Association (LEHA), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA), American Public Health Association (APHA), Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA, Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage and Industrial Wastes, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, Louisiana Water Environment Association, Louisiana Environmental Training Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Louisiana Mosquito Control (LMC), South Central Public Health Training Center  (Environmental Health), USDA, FDA, CDC and EPA certified courses with certificate of completion and approval of the Board.
  • University/college courses approved by the Board in advance.

Continuing Education Forms

APPROVED 2024 TRAININGS

2024EPA1: “Virtual SDWA PWSS Inspector Fundamental Training”; online course on 1/22/24 to 1/25/24 from 10:00am to 3:00pm; Approved for 10 hours; Sponsored by EPA

2024EPA2: “Managing Commensal Rodents with IPM and New Technologies”; online course on 2/20/24 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm; Approved for 1.5 hours; Sponsored by EPA

2024EPA3: “Encountering Bed Bugs While Traveling”; online course on 1/30/24 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET; Approved for 2 hours; Sponsored by EPA

2024NOMTRCB1: “Filth Flies”; online course on 1/22/24 from 2:00 to 3:30pm; Approved for 1.5 hours; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board

2024LPMA1: “LPMA Winter Conference 2024”; In person conference on 1/30/24 to 1/31/24 from 10am to 5pm; 5 courses approved for 1 hour each (Best Pest Control Practices, Techniques to improve rodent trapping, Pesticide Safety and Stewardship, IPM: Implementation and Record Keeping, and German Cockroach Control); Sponsored by Louisiana Pest Management Association

2024NOMTRCB2: “Urban Rodent Control: A Four Part Webinar Series”; four online courses on various dates from 2:00pm to 3:30pm; 1/11/24 Rodent Biology, 1/25/24 Integrated Rodent Management, 2/15/24 Rodent Proofing Techniques, 2/29/24 Importance of Rodent Management; Approved for 1.5 hours each; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board

2024IFSQN1: “Validation and Verification: Ensuring Compliance and Excellence“; online course on 2/9/24 from 9am to 10am; Approved for 1 hour; Sponsored by International Food Safety and Quality Network; Register at https://event.webinarjam.com/go/live/386/lv7wohvmi5mcowt64r9

2024E001: “General Environmental Health”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 3 contact hours.   Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E002: “Statutes and Regulations – EPHOC”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 3 contact hours.   Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E003: “Food Protection – EPHOC”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 4 contact hours.   Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E004:  ” Potable Water”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Center; approved for 6 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E005:  “Wastewater”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 4 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E008:  “Zoonoses, Vectors, Pests and Weeds”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 4 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E013:  “Institutions and Licensed Establishments”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 3 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E014:  “Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 3 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024E015:  “Disaster Sanitation”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 5 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024SCPHTC1:  “Environmental Health Issues in Disasters”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 2 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://lms.southcentralpartnership.org

2024SCPHTC2:  “Historical Overview of Public Health”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 2 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024SCPHTC3:  “Introduction to Epidemiology”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 7 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://lms.southcentralpartnership.org

2024VCEHP101:  “Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance“; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hour.  Open enrollment link:  https://lms.southcentralpartnership.org

2024VCEHP102:  “IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hours.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024VCEHP107:  “Rodent Management”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hour.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024VCHEP108:  “Public Health Insect Pests in Food & Housing Environments”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hour.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024VCHEP109:  “Pest Management Considerations for Schools”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hour.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024VCHEP111:  “Bed Bugs – Identification, Biology, and Control”; online training course from Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center; approved for 1 contact hour.  Open enrollment link:  https://pace.tulane.edu/

2024NOMTRCB3: “Vector Control Operational Training“; In person and Online course on 2/21/24 from 9am to 11:45am; Approved for 2.25 hours; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; Register by (504)658-2400 or education@nola.gov

2024NOMTRCB4: “Mosquito Control“; Online course on 3/7/24 from 2pm to 3pm; Approved for 1 hour; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; Register by (504)658-2400 or education@nola.gov

2024NOMTRCB5: “Mosquito Control-Mosquitoes and Disease“; Online course on 3/21/24 from 2pm to 3pm; Approved for 1 hour; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; Register by (504)658-2400 or education@nola.gov

2024NOMTRCB6: “Mosquito Control-Home and Personal Protection“; Online course on 3/28/24 from 2pm to 3pm; Approved for 1 hour; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; Register by (504)658-2400 or education@nola.gov

2024NOMTRCB7: “Mosquito Control-Integrated Pest Management“; Online course on 4/11/24 from 2pm to 3pm; Approved for 1 hour; Sponsored by New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; Register by (504)658-2400 or education@nola.gov

 

 

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How to Contact Us

To request an application, for general information or to check if your license is current, you can contact the Board using any of the following means:

E-Mail:  lsbes.board@gmail.com

LSBES
7515 Jefferson Hwy., #161
Baton Rouge LA 70806