|In 1967, the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula was established to implement a program accrediting undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of environmental health. The name of the Council was changed to the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council in 1991 to better reflect the entire discipline considered by the Council.|
Throughout its history, the council has consistently worked to upgrade the quality of education and training delivered by the programs it accredits. The Council has established specific criteria for undergraduate and graduate program accreditation, which include standards for curriculum, faculty, program funding, enrollment, and management aspects of the programs. These criteria provide a foundational core for a quality educational program and are regularly reviewed and updated to meet the demanding and changing needs of the marketplace. The Council recognizes, expects, and encourages diversity and innovation among programs.