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Arizona Sanitarians' Council

Application Criteria

An applicant is eligible for registration as a sanitarian within the State of Arizona if the applicant meets at least one of the following qualifications:

  1. Education
    The applicant has successfully completed at least 30 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university in the natural sciences.
  2. Experience
    The applicant has completed at least five years of employment as a sanitarian aide in either a recognized public health agency or private industry in a position directly related to environmental health.
  3. Military Experience
    The applicant has satisfactorily completed at least five years of full-time military duty in the field of environmental health.
  4. Reciprocity
    The applicant is registered, certified, or licensed as a sanitarian in another jurisdiction, has passed the other jurisdiction's sanitarian examination with a score of 70% or more, and meets at least one of the qualifications above (education, experience, or military experience). An applicant who is granted reciprocity in Arizona is not required to take Arizona's sanitarian examination.

Courses listed below are acceptable for the 30 semester hour requirement. To convert quarter hours to semester hours, total the quarter hours of acceptable courses and multiply the total by 2/3. For example, 45 quarter hours is equivalent to 30 semester hours.

  • Air Pollution
  • Anatomy
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Physiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Community Health
  • Ecology
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Food Bacteriology
  • Dairy Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Herpetology
  • Histology
  • Hydro Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Ichthyology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Limnology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Occupational Safety
  • Ornithology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Public Health
  • Radiological Health
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Sewage Sanitation
  • Soil Science
  • Toxicology
  • Vector Control
  • Veterinary Science
  • Virology
  • Zoology

If you have any questions regarding registration as a sanitarian in the State of Arizona, please contact us.