Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)

Welcome to VCEHP, the Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals learning series from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners. To get started, create a new account by clicking the corresponding link on the right side of this webpage. Complete all required fields on the registration form and submit it for approval.

With VCEHP, CDCʹs popular in-person vector control training is now updated and made available online. VCEHP contains 11 online courses and emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others.

What Are the Benefits?

You can take the courses you want, when you want after taking the first three required courses. Also, continuing education units (CEUs) are available from the National Environmental Health Association after completing the courses and final evaluation.

What Are the Courses?

VCEHP includes the following courses.


Course Title

What You Will Learn About

Author(s)

VCEHP 101: Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance

Vectors, the diseases they transmit, and their distribution

CAPT Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH
U.S. Public Health Service (Retired)

VCEHP 102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals

IPM, an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management

Marc. L. Lame, PhD
Indiana University

VCEHP 103: Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services

Performance assessment and improvement standards as applied to vector control and pest management

CDR Justin Gerding, MPH, REHS, CPH, DAAS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VCEHP 104: Tick Biology and Control

Biology and disease associations of ticks and fundamentals of tick control

William L. Nicholson, MS, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VCEHP 105: Mosquito Biology and Control

Biology and disease associations of mosquitoes and fundamentals of mosquito control

Claudia Riegel, MS, PhD
New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board

VCEHP 106: Toxicology of Pesticides for Environmental Health Professionals

Health and environmental concerns, and proper use of pesticides

Marc L. Lame, PhD
Indiana University

LuAnn E. White, PhD, DABT
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Dawn H. Gouge, PhD
University of Arizona

VCEHP 107: Rodent Management

Biology and disease associations of rodents and fundamentals of rodent control

Bobby Corrigan, PhD
RMC Pest Management Consulting

VCEHP 108: Public Health Insect Pests in Food and Housing Environments

Identification and control of common kitchen and household insect pests

Dini M. Miller, PhD
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

VCEHP 109: Pest Management Considerations for Schools

Common pests encountered in schools and their associated health and safety risks

Dawn H. Gouge, PhD
University of Arizona

VCEHP 110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals

Process of communicating and interacting with communities to identify solutions to vector and pest concerns

John Godec, CPF, MCP3
The Participation Company, LLC

VCEHP 111: Bed Bugs – Identification, Biology, and Control

Bed bug biology, health concerns, and fundamentals of bed bug control

Dini M. Miller, PhD
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Looking for Zika Training?

VCEHP includes several courses particularly helpful for understanding and addressing Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Recommended courses include 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, and 110.

Who Created VCEHP?

Several groups and individuals worked together to create this learning series. CDCʹs National Center for Environmental Health collaborated with the National Network of Public Health Institutes, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University, National Environmental Health Association, and additional subject-matter experts in vector control and pest management.