Certified Environmental Safety & Health Official (CESHO) Frequently Asked Questions

Can any environmental classes be substituted for the five CESHO classes?


Do the ENV courses I will be taking expire?


Is there a time limit in which I have to complete my CESHO?


What are the benefits of the CESHO certificate?

The CESHO certificate recipients will be recognized by industry as professionals willing to advance their careers and looking to improve their versatility in the workplace. It will provide a knowledge of environmental competency that will provide a benefit to the employer and professional by furthering EHS Programs as a whole. The program targets safety & health professionals with a lack of training and experience in environmental, taught in a manner geared towards them, not environmental professionals.

If a CSHO has been completed through another approved OSHA Education Center, are they eligible to complete the TEEX CESHO?

Yes, students will need to provide documentation with their CESHO Application.

Who is responsible for keeping up with the student’s progress surrounding the completion of all course work required to receive a CESHO certificate?

The student is required to keep track of all completed course work necessary to be awarded a CESHO certificate.

How is TEEX notified of the student’s forecast completion of a CESHO track?

Once the student has registered for their last course necessary to be awarded a CESHO certificate, they are responsible for submitting a CESHO Application form, at least, two weeks prior to the scheduled class.

Is there a CESHO Track Application form located on the TEEX website?

Yes, a downloadable form can be found here. Once completed, the form should be emailed to TEEX Customer Care Center at [email protected]

Is there a requirement students be affiliated with a certain safety and health profession or have a specific area of expertise or education level in order to attain a TEEX CESHO certificate?

No, although ENV410 is recommended to be taken first before the other ENV classes, it is not a prerequisite. The TEEX CESHO certificate program was established in an effort to help provide Safety Professionals with a foundation to begin working with environmental regulations, but it is not limited to only Safety Professionals. Supervisors, managers, and other leadership positions may be interested in taking these courses and gain more perspective on the issues that their employees could face.

I am ready to get started on my CESHO certificate but new to the environmental, health, and safety field. Any recommendations on courses I should take first?

TEEX recommends students new to the safety and health field select a CSHO track (General or Construction) and register for the associated OSHA Standards course (OSHA 510 or 511) first before graduating to other courses. On the environmental side, that would start with the ENV410. You do not necessarily need to get your CSHO first before attending these five ENV classes.

Once I begin the process of attaining a CESHO certificate, how long do I have to complete it?

The TEEX CESHO certificate program is a self-paced training experience with no timetable expectations for completion or associated membership fees.

Is there any portion of these five ENV classes available through online training?

Not currently, but we do anticipate some will be able to be taken online in the future.

Is transferable higher education credit available to students who complete training associated with these five ENV classes?

No, not at this time.