CIPHI Membership

Why join the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)?

As the only national association that speaks for environmental public health professionals in Canada, CIPHI is integral to advancing public health by covering the continuum of:

  • Environmental health
  • Food safety
  • Drinking water quality
  • On-site wastewater disposal
  • Indoor and outdoor air quality
  • Epidemiology
  • Tobacco reduction
  • Health in the built environment

… and many more environmental health initiatives.

According to our mandate to carry out certification, information, and advocacy, CIPHI and its membership continually work to protect the health of all Canadians, advance the science of environmental health, and enhance the field of public health inspection.


Our Board of Certification administers and grants the Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada), or CPHI(C), guaranteeing the highest standards for entry into the profession.


Working closely with the international environmental health community, CIPHI furthers the study of environmental health and supports professional development.


CIPHI works to protect the health of all Canadians while promoting the science of environmental health and the environmental public health profession.

What does membership include?

As a CIPHI member, you’ll join other environmental public health professionals across Canada in accessing:

Voting Privileges

Playing a key role in shaping CIPHI allows you to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience. Members can participate in the Annual General Meeting (in-person or by proxy) to advise on organizational matters, such as changes to the CIPHI Constitution and aspects of membership.

Right to hold office

Taking on a role in the organization provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the day-to-day governance and operation of your profession. While learning about business management in the not-for-profit sector, including conference planning, development, and delivery, you can set a course for the future of environmental public health by helping to strategically direct CIPHI in the new millennium.


Receiving an awards nomination from your peer group is most rewarding! Any CIPHI member is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for CIPHI-sponsored national awards, which are presented annually during our National Annual Educational Conference. 

Learn more.

Professional development tools

CIPHI’s Member Service Centre provides tools to track professional development hours (PDHs), create your member profile, access self-assessment tools, connect with others, and renew your annual membership.1


It’s good to be recognized, and show your credentials! A CIPHI membership pin and a certificate of membership are yours free when you join.

Environmental public health resources

A free subscription to the Environmental Health Review, CIPHI’s official professional publication, provides you an excellent environmental health resource. In addition, many branches also provide members with a professional newsletter filled with pertinent information to help keep you up to date on environmental health activities in your region.

Ready to join?


CIPHI offers a number of different membership types as outlined below.

To apply for membership (excluding corporate and affiliate membership), you will need a Membership Application Form. Please complete the application, indicating the appropriate membership category, and submit it back along with payment via mail, fax, or email. For membership prices (which vary from one provincial branch to another), see the membership form.


For corporate or affiliate membership, you will need a Corporate/Affiliate Membership Application Form. Please complete the application, indicating the appropriate membership category, and submit it back along with payment via mail, fax, or email. Please note that your membership begins when your payment is received and that it is renewable annually.


The CIPHI membership year starts January 1st and ends December 31st.

The last day of a membership year you can submit a membership application for that year to the CIPHI Office is December 1st in order to ensure it is processed by December 31st of that same year. You may not apply retroactively for membership in a year that has ended.


To notify CIPHI of a change of address, please contact the CIPHI Office at


If you are unsure of what membership you should apply for, please contact CIPHI at 1.888.245.8180 or


Members Service Centre (MSC)


This portal is your online resource for:

  • Storing and maintaining your career and contact information
  • Registering and paying for membership renewal and conferences
  • Participating in the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) program
  • Logging your professional development hours (PDHs)

National salary survey


Thanks to the work of numerous volunteers, CIPHI is pleased to present the latest edition of the national salary survey. For the specific or updated details of any specific collective agreement, please contact the branch president for that province.



CIPHI’s National News ListServe

Subscribe to CIPHI’s National News ListServe to share information about public health, and to receive timely and informative updates from CIPHI and your peers, all delivered via email. CIPHI welcomes submissions from all users regarding the following topics:

  • Environmental public health advocacy
  • News pertaining to CIPHI and other public health agencies and associations
  • Promotion of environmental public health events or services

Fostering linkages within the health community


With a focus on understanding health risks associated with the physical environment and identifying evidence-based interventions to mitigate those risks, NCCEH is an indispensable online resource for environmental health practitioners and policy-makers across Canada.