American Academy of Sanitarians, Inc.

Protecting Environmental Health Since 1966

AAS Welcomes You!

Prestigious Recognition for Environmental Health Professionals

The American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) is an organization that elevates the standards, improves the practice, advances the professional proficiency and promotes the highest levels of ethical conduct among professional sanitarians in every field of environmental health.

The AAS was formed in 1966 to improve the environmental health status of individuals through certification of those professionally credentialled environmental health practitioners and other environmental health professionals who, in an outstanding manner, have helped or are helping to achieve this long range goal. The Academy membership covers the breadth of environmental health. Certification by the Academy is open to persons who have attained high professional stature through leadership and accomplishment in the field of environmental health and meet the criteria for selection as a Diplomate. Since its inception, over 580 professional sanitarians have been awarded Diplomate status in the Academy. Eight diplomates have also qualified for certification as Diplomate Laureates.



AAS columns from the Journal of Environmental Health are now available!




2015 Wagner Award - CAPT Jeff Smith

Davis Calvin Wagner Sanitarian Award

2015 Recipient

CAPT Jeffery Smith


The Davis Calvin Wagner Sanitarian Award represents the highest honor the American Academy of Sanitarians bestows upon a Diplomate. The Award is conferred for exceptional leadership ability, professional commitment, outstanding resourcefulness, dedication and accomplishments in advancing the Sanitarian profession and public health programs. The recipient is presented with a plaque and an honorarium.

Award nominations are due each year by April 15th.





The AAS will be participating in the EPA Roundtable for School Integrated Pest Management (Roundtable Information) (School IPM Flier). 

IHS Retiree Reunion - The Indian Health Service Engineer/Sanitarian Retiree Reunion will be held June 7th in Mesquite, NV at the Casa Blanca Resort. For more information, contact Bruce Etchison at


Read the July 2015 AAS Newsletter for information about AAS activities and events that occurred during the NEHA Annual Educational Conference.


Recent AAS Business Meeting minutes are now available.




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