Public Health Core Training Certificate

This certificate program is recommended for staff and members of local boards of health or health departments who are new to the field of governmental public health, lack formal public health education, or would just like a refresher.

Who Should Participate?

LPHI Training Certificates are intended for Massachusetts public health professionals from municipal or state agencies responsible for health promotion and disease prevention activities, including enforcement of health and environmental regulations.

Candidates may include, but are not limited to board of health or other governing body members, municipal compliance officers, sanitarians, emergency preparedness coordinators, environmental health inspectors, or specialists, health agents, health directors or commissioners, health inspectors, and public health nurses.

How it Works

A Public Health Core Certificate can be obtained by completing the designated set of LPHI On Your Time trainings shown below. All trainings must be completed  within five years of application, and a passing score of at least 90% on each trainings.

Start by completing the following trainings.

  • Orientation to Local Public Health in Massachusetts
  • Public Health Law and Legal Issues in Massachusetts
  • Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts

THEN, complete the following trainings (in any order).

Environmental Health

  • Food Protection for Regulators
  • Housing Programs for Regulators
  • Nuisance Control: Abatement and Removal

Population Health

  • Infectious Disease Case Management
  • Health Promotion and Health Equity
  • Immunization
  • Surveillance of Infectious Diseases


To check your progress the completion of the certificate, go to the LPHI Login/Register page. After logging in, click on option 3 to see your certificate checklist, which will show you what trainings you have completed, and the score you received on each. A check means you have achieved 90% or higher on the post-test. Any training below 90% must be re-taken.

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