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Who We Are. The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is the only professional association for Public Health inspectors in Canada.

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who we are
Who We Are

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is the only professional association for Public Health inspectors in Canada.

We continually work to protect the health of all Canadians, advance the environmental and health sciences and enhance the field of public health inspection.

Protecting the health of Canadians Advancing the environmental and health sciences Enhancing the field of public health inspection

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CERTIFICATION

The Board of Certification is the organizational body for certification on behalf of the Institute. The certification process guarantees the highest standards for entry into the profession are met.

INFORMATION

CIPHI provides ongoing opportunities for professional development. CIPHI interacts strongly within the international environmental health community and is proactive in advancing the science of environmental health.

ADVOCACY

CIPHI works to protect the health of all Canadians on environmental issues while promoting the science of environmental health and the profession.

Who We Are

Protecting the health of Canadians

career as a phi eho
Career as a PHI / EHO?
  • PHI = Public Health Inspector
  • EHO = Environmental Health Officer

Protecting the health of Canadians

phi eho provide services in
PHI / EHO provide services in:

Food Safety

Drinking Water Quality

Rental Housing Conditions

Recreational Water Safety

Personal Services Facilities

Childcare and Institutional Facilities

Infection Control and Communicable Disease Consultation

Air Quality

Playground Safety

Tobacco Reduction

Outbreak Management

Prevention of Food borne Illness

Onsite Sewage Disposal Assessments

Land Use Management

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functions of the phi eho
Functions of the PHI / EHO

Education & Promotion

Consulting & Planning

Inspecting & Monitoring

Evaluation & Assessment

Enforcement

Advocacy

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Advantages of being a PHI / EHO

  • Diverse, interesting role
  • Work with the public
  • Benefit to the community
  • Application of your science background
  • Responsibility
  • Diversity of work environment

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Preferred Qualities

  • Mature, practical & assertive
  • Able to work both independently & in teams
  • Good interpersonal skills (tact, courtesy, diplomacy)
  • Good communication skills: written & verbal
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making skills

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Employment Opportunities

  • Federal, provincial, and municipal governments
  • Quality improvement for large corporations
  • Environmental control agencies
  • Health promotion & education
  • Private consulting firms
  • By-law enforcement
  • Education
  • Workplace Health and Safety

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How Do I Become a PHI / EHO?

Certificate in Public Health Inspection

The Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada), CPHI(C), is granted by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors to those candidates who fulfill the requirements set forth in the Regulations Respecting the Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and Governing the Board of Certification of Public Health Inspectors.

Education

The following educational institutions in Canada currently provide programs of instruction that have been approved by the Board of Certification:

- British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, B.C.

  • Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
  • First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK.
  • New Brunswick Community College, Bathurst, N.B. (French)

- Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

- University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, N.S.

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How Do I Become a PHI / EHO?

Practical Experience

In order to be eligible to sit the Examination to obtain the CPHI(C), every candidate must satisfactorily complete a twelve (12) week minimum practicum in the basic inspection programs. Foreign candidates must apply to the board in advance and the academic transcripts reviewed for equivalencies. If full equivalency is granted by the BOC, 26 weeks of field training are required.

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Job Ready Candidates

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Anatomy &

Physiology

Air Quality

Toxicology

EnvironmentalAssessment

EnvironmentalHealth Monitoring

Soils

Housing &Institutional Care

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Biology

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Pools & Recreational Waters

Pest Management

Drinking Water Supply

Food Safety & Hygiene

Sewage & Solid Waste Disposal

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Chemistry

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Environmental

Health Monitoring

Toxicology

AirQuality

Environmental

Assessment

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Chemistry

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Pools &Recreational Waters

Pest Management

Sewage & SolidWaste Disposal

Drinking WaterSupply

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Math

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Applied Research

Environmental

Assessment

Toxicology

Drinking WaterSupply

Hydrogeology

Environmental Health Monitoring

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Math

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Food Safety &Hygiene

Drinking Water Supply

Communicable Disease Control

Sewage & SolidWaste Disposal

Pools & Recreational Waters

Air Quality

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Microbiology

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Hydrogeology

Drinking WaterSupply

Air Quality

Sewage & Solid Waste Disposal

Environmental Assessment

The Sciences and being a PHI / EHO?

Physics

Advancing the environmental and health sciences

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Types of Membership

The Canadian Institute of Public health Inspectors has numerous types of membership:

Regular, Student, Retired, Fraternal, and International.

We also have Corporate and Affiliate memberships.

To qualify for regular membership, you must be a Certified Health Inspector, as defined by the Board of Certification (BOC).

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Voting privileges

Sabbatical and Twinning Exchange

Right to Hold office

Awards Eligibility

Free Regular membership for newly certified members

CIPHI membership pin

Mentorship Program

Benefits of Membership

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors is the only national association that speaks for Public Health Inspectors and Environmental Health Officers in Canada!

Other benefits include:

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CIPHI certificate of membership

Subscription to the Environmental health Review

Discounts on National and Branch Annual

Educational Conferences and Expositions

Discounts on membership with the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Discounts on Products and Services

Scholarship Eligibility/Education Awards under the auspices of the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada (EHFC)

Networking

Benefits of Membership

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Charitable Foundation

CIPHI also has a very active Charitable Foundation.

The Environmental Health Foundation of Canada (EHFC) is a national, registered not-for-profit charitable organization. Through dedicated projects the Foundation complements the work of CIPHI in advancing environmental health in Canada and internationally through the development and implementation of education and research initiatives.

Enhancing the field of public health inspection

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