Join the REHIS community and discover what we can do for you


REHIS supports all members throughout their career journey, from student, to fully qualified and onwards into retired membership.

As a member you will receive support on every aspect of the Environmental Health profession and community training network.  You will be provided with a range of opportunities, such as events and training courses, to develop your personal, professional and technical knowledge, skills, and experience to aid your career.

There are learning resources exclusive to members, a monthly newsletter on environmental health and public health issues, the quarterly REHIS journal, Environmental Health Scotland, and access to all back copies of this journal, plus a whole range of resources to support you in your profession.

As a member you can participate in a recognised scheme of Continuing Professional Development reflecting the status of the Environmental Health profession and competency.


A healthy and growing REHIS membership allows the Institute to represent and influence change across the professional qualification frameworks, in community training and wider Environmental Health and public health. This allows REHIS to support and represent the views of members with government, local authorities, wider partners and the media.

You can build a peer network who can assist in your personal and professional development and make new friends. Members have access to mentors and REHIS staff for support.

There are opportunities to extend your professional peer group, meet and liaise with organisations and individuals and colleagues representing Environmental Health and community training.

As a member, you are part of a community of passionate and professional public health professionals. REHIS operates at a Scottish level but also runs a Northern and Southern centre where members can be part of a local community to stay informed, meet and support their fellow Environmental Health professionals, participate in training, or get more involved in our work.

As a member from the training community, you will have the chance to attend a variety of updates and events to meet and network with fellow presenters.


As a corporate member of an officially recognised professional membership body, you are entitled to use the designated post-nominal letters (MREHIS) after your name. In addition, Environmental Health Officers holding full membership status, can work towards Chartered EHO status, thereby gaining recognition for your professionalism and competency.

As a member you can use your expertise to make a meaningful impact through supporting the next generation of Environmental Health officers.

As a member you can give your time and skill to support and enhance a community training programme of qualifications which improves and increases awareness of Environmental Health and public health.

You can broaden your horizons and be involved in wider Environmental Health issues representing REHIS and the Environmental Health profession at large.


You have the chance for your views to be heard through participation in the development of REHIS policies and consultation responses to the Scottish Government and other agencies.  You also have an opportunity to identify and develop lobbying areas for the Institute and promotion of environmental health.

Members can attend the Annual General Meeting and corporate members can vote for Council members and matters of Institute policy. Members who wish to participate in the Institute’s work can volunteer to be involved with the Northern and Southern Centres and seek election to Council.


As a member, you can attend a range of seminars and events on a wide range of Environmental Health and training topics, either for free or at a reduced cost.

As a member, you can access various resources to stay up to date with all aspects of the profession. You can also get discounts to some partner organisation events and resources.

Categories of Membership
There are four categories of membership:
  • Ordinary Member (Environmental Health Officer) is a Corporate grade which is open to Environmental Health Officers.  Members who are Environmental Health Officers agree to comply with the Institute’s regulations governing professional conduct and discipline.
  • Ordinary Member (Other than Environmental Health Officers) is a Corporate grade which is open to persons with professional qualifications broadly commensurate with those required by an Environmental Health Officer.
  • Associate is a Non-Corporate grade open to any person having, by reason of post or employment, an interest in Environmental Health.
  • Student membership is available to students following a course of study leading to the Institute’s Diploma in Environmental Health. This is a Non-Corporate grade.

The Institute has a range of membership categories and fees (2024/25):

Corporate Member (EHO) For Environmental Health Officers. £170.00 or £126.00 if paid by direct debit

Corporate Member (Other) For holders of other qualifications of a level broadly commensurate with those of an Environmental Health Officer. £170.00 or £126.00 if paid by direct debit

Associate For anyone with interest in Environmental Health. £170.00 or £126.00 if paid by direct debit

Student For students studying on accredited environmental health degree courses and for Student/Graduate Trainee Environmental Health Officers. £40.00 or £10.00 if paid by direct debit

Retired Member £40.00

If you wish to contribute to the work of the Institute and support your profession, then join us! Membership is by annual subscription and prospective members require a proposer and seconder, each of whom must be a member or fellow of the Institute. Request an information pack.

For a membership application pack please contact the Institute’s office.