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Centralized Intern Training and Authorization

Contract Authorizations

To qualify for a contract authorization, the Environmental Health Specialist must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be employed by a local health department and/or contracting through the North Carolina Alliance for Public Health Agencies, if retired.
  2. Must have current authorization in “home” local health department, or be eligible for reinstating authorizations that had been granted prior to retirement.
  3. Must agree that each public record created by the contracting agent shall be reviewed, dated, and initialed by an authorized agent of the contracting local health department. In addition, at least 10 percent of the activities performed by the agent shall be reviewed in the field by an authorized agent employed by the contracting local health department. If the contracting local health department has no authorized agent, the EH Section shall conduct a review of each public record created by the contracting agent. In addition, at least 10 percent of the activities performed by the agent shall be reviewed on-site in the field by the EH Section. The review shall be conducted each month and shall cover the previous month’s activities conducted by the agent.
    **For all contracting agents that hold comprehensive authorizations granted in FLI prior to March 13, 1998, the EHS will be required to apply for child care, public swimming pools, and tattoo authorizations individually, which may include attending appropriate training, practice fieldwork, and evaluations from the Regional Specialist.
  4. In order to obtain a contract authorization, you must complete a Request for Contract Authorization Form / Application (PDF, 14 KB) and an Approved Contract Form (DOC, 31 KB) and submit both forms to the Centralized Intern Training and Authorization via FAX (919-845-3972) or by scanning and e-mailing.

Emergency Contract Authorizations

To qualify for an emergency contract authorization, you must meet the same criteria as the standard contract authorization. The major difference is that the emergency contract authorization expires two weeks from the date that the authorization is granted.

In order to obtain an emergency contract authorization, you must complete a Request for Contract Authorization Form / Application (PDF, 14 KB) and the EH Section Approved Emergency Contract (DOC, 33 KB) and submit both forms to the Centralized Intern Training and Authorization via FAX (919-845-3972) or by scanning and emailing.

Centralized Intern Training (CIT) Information