Sanitarian Registration Program Home Page


Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that registers and regulates Sanitarians in Texas. This website contains information about Sanitarians including registration requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more. 

View the rules on the State of Texas web site

Texas Administrative Code Chapter 140 Subchapter C Sanitarians

Applicants who have been approved to take the Registered Sanitarian State Exam may purchase the National Environmental Health Association REHS/RS Study Guide (Third Edition) through the following link:

Draft Rule Language for Public Comment

The Department of State Health Services is requesting feedback on the draft rule language that is available via the following link. The draft language will remove the abolishment date for the Registered Sanitarian Advisory Committee.  This committee will remain active. The draft language will also implement Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 2254 of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, regarding the licensing of active military members, military spouses, and military veterans.  The Sanitarians section is available starting on page 5.  Comments on the draft may be submitted via email to Crystal Beard, Program Director, at  When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Sanitarians Draft Rules” in the subject line. 

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Last updated April 17, 2014