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Recommended Elements of a Study Plan for the Registered Sanitarian Examination

  1. The basic element is study. Within the overall category of study are several elements that the sanitarian should consider that include individual study, study groups, study "buddy", being intentional about studying, e.g. setting aside a routine time or amount of time to study.
  2. Mentoring. Develop a relationship with a Registered Sanitarian that has recently passed the examination and work with that individual on developing approaches that may help the SIT pass the examination.
  3. Shadowing. This is the approach of spending time with another more experienced sanitarian in learning and/or experiencing items in a field setting that provide you with information and knowledge about a particular aspect of environmental health science. This can occur within the sanitarian's place of employment or with another agency that may have more experience with a particular aspect of environmental health science. Another aspect of this element is cross training.
  4. Review areas of strength and weakness. After taking the examination the results can provide the SIT with information on what they did well and where they had problems. This information may be beneficial in designing a plan for the SIT to use to develop the plan for study and overall approach.
  5. Training. This element covers a wide array of activities that can include short courses in particular program areas; academic courses( particularly if there are concerns with basic sciences), correspondence courses, additional review of Board-recommended references with focused attention on areas of weakness, etc.
  6. Supervisory discussion. This can assist in further identifying areas of strength and also obtaining supervisory support for use of work time for study, particularly if the SIT has developed a plan for efficient use of the time requested.
  7. Other. The above elements represent some overall ideas concerning the elements of a plan. There may well be additional areas that a particular SIT will find beneficial that are not mentioned here.