Lorraine spent time giving me my first orientation to the Canadian EHS educational system and involvement with CIPHI. I quickly found out that although the curriculum and course work were very similar to ours, the "system" and the type of student in the program were quite different in Canada.
Unlike the U.S., CIPHI has direct control over the PHI certification process and accreditation of the EHS programs at the five universities.
PHI learning objectives are directly tied to getting a job because of CIPHI's close participation in the academic programs.
I began to learn more about the relationships among the profession, CIPHI, and the universities.
Next, I spent some time with three officers from the CIPHI Alberta branch who helped fill me in on the role of CIPHI in university EHS programs, their accreditation board, and about CIPHI in Alberta.
In particular, I was able to review their CIPHI accreditation documents and learning objectives.
To the CIPHI membership: thank you for supporting your association in this wonderful initiative.
NEHA and CIPHI enjoy a special friendship appropriate to the special friendship that our two nations share.
NEHA offers CIPHI members the opportunity to join NEHA for a discount.
I value a number of features in the CIPHI journal, Environmental Heath Review.
Whether or not you decide to join CIHPI, you should know that CIPHI has extended a very special opportunity to NEHA members in connection with the upcoming Vancouver meeting.
In addition, CIPHI has applied to NEHA for CE credit for this event.