Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.


Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all board meetings will be held by conference call.  No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building.  Please attend by phone.

Welcome to the Montana Board of Sanitarians

The board consists of five members appointed by the Governor. Three of the members must be registered sanitarians. Two members must be from the public but not sanitarians and shall represent the interests of the public at large. Each sanitarian member must have a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing as a sanitarian in the state of Montana.  Members shall serve staggered 3-year terms that expire on July 1 of a given year. 

 

 

For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

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Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Sanitarians.

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Sanitarians:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Sanitarians:

Jason Steffins, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2329

DLIBSDSAN@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Sanitarians

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Sanitarians

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held 4 times a year.
Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Board Members

The board consists of five members appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. Each member must be a resident of this state, and three of the members must be registered sanitarians. Two members must be from the public but not sanitarians and shall represent the interests of the public at large. Each sanitarian member must have a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing as a sanitarian in the state of Montana. Members serve staggered 3-year terms that expire on July 1, of a given year.

 

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdsan@mt.gov. In your message, please specify which board member you would like to contact.

 

For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Office of the Governor’s link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

Megan Bullock, R.S., Presiding Officer
Gene Pizzini, Public Representative
Clay Vincent, R.S.
Tracy Nielsen, Public Representative
Stephanie Jean Ler, R.S.

Department Organizational Chart

Newsletters

Renewal Process

  1. The renewal deadline date for all Board of Sanitarians licensees is June 30th of each year.
  2. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date.  We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  3. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle; however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m.  Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you, and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Sanitarian

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

 

A. Application Fee: $200.00

B. Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in environmental health or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Evaluation for equivalency is a case by case process but begins with 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours in the physical and biological health sciences with specific courses in biology, chemistry and microbiology.

C. Examination Information:
Approved applicants take the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Registered Sanitarian examination which is administered by Pearson Vue.

Educational Transcript Checklist

Licensing Requirements & Application Submission

Sanitarian-in-Training

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

 

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable

B. Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in environmental health or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Evaluation for equivalency is a case by case process but begins with 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours in the physical and biological health sciences with specific courses in biology, chemistry and microbiology.

C. Examination Information:
Approved applicants take the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Registered Sanitarian examination which is administered by Pearson Vue.

D. Other Special Licensing Requirements: Must be supervised by a Montana fully licensed sanitarian. Can only be registered for 1 year, then must become licensed sanitarian.

Sanitarian-in-Training Information

SIT - Educational Transcript Checklist

Licensing Requirements & Application Submisiion

Regulations

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to sanitarian licensing are written and adopted by the Board of Sanitarians. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Sanitarians continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State by emailing SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Statutes

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-309

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and the adoption of New Rule I applicants with criminal convictions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
(published October 9, 2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
published May 29, 2020

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
effective July 25, 2020


Complaints

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

Education Information

Professional Ethics of Registered Sanitarian

List of Approved Courses

 

Continuing Education:

(1) Continuing education is that education obtained after registration of a sanitarian which is in addition to the educational requirements set by statute for licensure. Continuing education must be related to the practice of the profession of a sanitarian.
(2) A licensee must affirm on licensee's license renewal form that the licensee has obtained a minimum of 15 clock hours (50 to 60 minutes per hour) or 1.5 continuing education units with licensee's renewal form each odd-numbered year.
(3) It is the responsibility of the licensee to maintain records of all affirmed continuing education hours or credits and to provide documentation of compliance if so requested during a random audit. A random audit will be conducted on a biennial basis.
(4) Credit for continuing education shall not be carried over to a subsequent reporting period.
(5) Credit for any continuing education courses, workshops, seminars, educational conferences and other programs is subject to approval by the board.
(6) The following continuing education programs are approved by the board for continuing education credit:
(a) Workshops, seminars and educational conferences sponsored by the National Environmental Health Association, the Montana Environmental Health Association and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services; and
(b) Accreditation and refresher courses in specialized programs (i.e., UST licensure, asbestos accreditation, FDA standardization, etc.) sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency or state agencies.
(7) Continuing education may be obtained by correspondence course work through the National Environmental Health Association, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration and other organizations, subject to approval by the board.
(8) Any continuing education which has been obtained in another state that meets the continuing education requirements of that state may be approved for credit by the board.
(9) The board may approve a waiver of the continuing education requirement of a registered sanitarian who has retired from active practice of the profession and submits a written request to the board before the renewal date. (History: 37-40-203, MCA; IMP, 37-40-203, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 1613, Eff. 7/31/92; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 1718, Eff. 6/12/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1499.)

 

Instructions for Requesting Continuing Education Approval

If the workshop, seminar, or educational conference has not already been approved (see Approved Continuing Education), please complete the Request for Continuing Education Course Approval form and send to the Board Office along with the outline or agenda.

The Continuing Education must be related to the practice of the profession of a sanitarian. The information must be received by the Board Office at least 10 days prior to the Board meeting to be added to the agenda.

Mail:
Board of Sanitarians
301 S Park Ave, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Email:
dlibsdsan@mt.gov

Fax:
406-841-2305 (Attention: Board of Sanitarians)



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