New Jersey Radon Measurement Program  

 

New Jersey Radon Measurement Program

 


 

 

New Jersey Radon Measurement
Initial Certification Overview

 

As of April 1, 2016, individuals who
want to become a New Jersey certified radon measurement professional must
attend an entry-level training course approved by NRPP for the number
of hours required by the certification category. For Radon Measurement
Technician, it is 16 hours, and a Radon Measurement Specialist is 24 hours.

 

Individuals will also need to take and
pass the NRPP-New Jersey Certification Examination immediately after the
specified NRPP initial training courses.
NRPP administers the NJDEP exams, through PSI Testing Facilities in New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

 

An individual must also have an
affiliation with a certified radon measurement or mitigation business and
obtain an affiliation letter from the business to submit with their initial
application. 

 

Furthermore, an individual must submit
an initial New Jersey radon certification application.

 

Upon approval, an individual is issued
a provisional certification to allow them to obtain 6 months of radon work
experience. After 6 months, the business with which the individual is
affiliated, must submit a letter to the Radon Section documenting the
individual’s radon work experience. At that time the individual will become
fully certified.

 

Click HERE to go to the NJ DEP Radon website.

 

 

What is the National Radon Proficiency Program
(NRPP)

 

Who is the NRPP? The National Radon
Proficiency Program (NRPP) is recognized as the nations leading certification
program for radon professionals, with over 3,000 certified professionals
qualified in measurement, mitigation and as radon laboratories.  Administered by the NRPP, professionals
engage in a process of continuing education, standards development and quality
assurance and performance testing with compliance oversight.

 

NRPP Certified Radon Professionals
must: complete a comprehensive initial training course, pass a rigorous
competency exam, perform regular quality assurance procedures, submit proof of
annual instrument calibration and performance evaluations, fulfill relevant
continuing education requirements, and re-certify every two years. 

 

Most licensing States recognize and/or
require the NRRP approved courses as well as non-licensing States strongly
recommend a radon measurement provider complete an NRPP approved course.

 

Various methods of course
delivery/learning are approved. There are also separate certificates issued for
each method of delivery.

 

 

 

 

ECAN’s Radon Measurement Technician Course – 16 Hours

 

ECANs approved professional 16-hour entry level New Jersey Radon Measurement Technician course will help individuals understand the methods that
are used in radon testing for real estate purposes and individual homeowner
tests.

 

Our course will also explore how and where to market your new
professional service and explain to your client the next steps to take after
the initial radon test results.

 

Here are approval numbers and approved methods of learning for the NJ Radon
Measurement Technician – Entry Level – 16 hours:

ECAN-1 – Live Training
ECAN-2 – Home Study
ECAN-3 – Online
ECAN-4 – Webinar

 

New Jersey Annual Certification Renewal Overview

 

Annual (yearly) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required
for businesses and professionals.  A
pre-printed version of the application will be sent to the mailing address that
is in the New Jersey Radon Division’s database. The application needs to be
reviewed for accuracy. Any changes need to be documented on the application
before returning the renewal application to the Radon Section.

 

If you are already New Jersey
certified you do NOT need to take the NRPP-NJ exam or retake initial training,
just continue with your continuing education by taking NRPP approved courses
under Annual Certification Renewal.
For Radon Measurement Technicians, you must attain 4 CEUs 30
days prior to your license expiration. For Radon Measurement Specialists, you
must attain 8 CEUs 30 days prior to your license expiration.

 

As long as a continuing education
course is approved and on the NRPP list, regardless of whether it is on the
list for measurement or mitigation, it can be used to fulfill the continuing
education requirements for radon professional certification in New Jersey.

 

If you do not submit your renewal application 30 days prior to
your license expiration (this includes your radon CEU course completion
certificate), the NJ Radon Division may not process your recertification
application in time before your license expiration. If your license expires
before your recertification, you will have to resubmit an affiliation letter
and go through the initial application process (less the initial radon course
and State exam) again.

 

Here are approval numbers and approved
methods of learning for the Radon Recertification Program – 4 CEU:

ECAN-200 – New Jersey Radon Measurement Refresher – Live Training
ECAN-300 – New Jersey Radon Measurement Refresher – Home Study
ECAN-400 – New Jersey Radon Measurement Refresher – Online

 

Radon Measurement Refresher – 4 CEU:
ECAN-201 – Radon
Measurement Refresher – Live Training
ECAN-301 –Radon Measurement Refresher – Home Study
ECAN-401 –Radon Measurement Refresher – Online

 

ECANs Delivery Methods for the Radon Courses

 

We offer Radon Courses in three approved learning methods:

 

Live Training – ECAN performs live class training around the Nation. Our
professional instructors are or have been involved in Radon Measurement. They demonstrate
and show the equipment that is used in the industry.

 

There are quizzes and exams given during the class and reviewed
to ensure the student is ready to take a State or Nationally recognized
exam. 

 

Our live training provides students with proper information on
how to successfully handle various situations that may occur during Radon
Measurement and Mitigation.

 

Home Study Self-paced – ECAN provides the student with all the materials that are
used in a live class such as the printed manuals, PowerPoint Show, and handouts
(excluding the equipment).

 

A home study course is great for those who may have
complications using a computer or who do not have time to attend a live class.

 

There are quizzes and exams provided at the end of each section with
an answer key to ensure you are ready to take a State or Nationally recognized
exam.

Online Training – ECAN’s online learning course is just like the student being
in a live classroom. The course is not a previously recorded class, but an
audio/visual PowerPoint Presentation where the experienced instructor presents
the course in a manner geared to the individual.

 

The online course has
a downloadable manual, handouts, and videos that are needed to attain an
understanding of Radon Measurement.

 

 

The course is great for busy working professionals who take the online
training at their own convenience.

 

There are timed
quizzes and exams given at the end of each section. Further, you have the
option of reviewing your answers and/or retaking a quiz or exam to achieve a
better score. This will help to ensure you are ready to take a State or
Nationally recognized exam.

 

Webinar Based – ECANs professional field instructors performs LIVE web-based
training via the internet. A person can get a classroom learning experience
while at the comfort of their own location.

 

The webinar course has a downloadable manual, and handouts that
are needed to attain an understanding of Radon Measurement.

 

The course is broken into four 4-hour increments over a period
of four days for the entry level radon course, and one 4-hour session for the 4
CEU renewal certification.

 

There are timed quizzes that are given at the end of each
section and gone over as a group. There is also a final online timed exam that
is administered at the end of the course. This exam can be taken multiple
times.

 

Further, you have the option of reviewing the recorded session(s),
your answers and/or retaking the final exam to achieve a better score. This
will help to ensure you are ready to take a State or Nationally recognized
exam.

 

NOTE – It is very important to understand there
are two states, Ohio and Florida, who ONLY will accept live
training
 as a qualification for initial radon licensing.

 

NJ Radon Exams and Fees

 

As of April 1, 2016, the Radon Section of the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will no longer administer the
certification exams.  NRPP will
administer the NJDEP exams, through PSI Testing Facilities in New Jersey, New
York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

 

The PSI Registration Instructions for New Jersey Certification
Exams are as follows:

·Log on to www.psiexams.com

·Create an Account (located on the right hand side of the webpage)

·Follow the directions carefully

·Exam Fee is $125.00 for any exam each time you take it

 

The NJDEP exam is timed and monitored by a PSI approved
proctor.  The final exam has 100 multiple-choice
questions, and a successful passing grade of 70% is required.

 

Register for the Radon Courses

 

Our Radon Courses have been developed for a person who is
looking to gain knowledge, licensing/certification or attain continuing
education credits with other professional organizations.  We are approved nationally by AARST-NRPP as
well as specific States such as NJ and IL.
For more information click the links below:

  • Live
  • Online
  • Home Study