New Jersey Radon Measurement Program
Radon Measurement Initial Certification Requirements
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 Examity.
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.
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
ECAN’s Delivery Methods for the Radon Courses
We offer Radon Courses in four 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
All Courses Guarantee 100% Success Rate. We allow our students to take our exams as many times as it takes for them to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to be successful when they have to take on the NRPP 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. Ohio students are allowed to attend the live webinar since it is approved by the state as a TR#13 live course.
NJ Radon Exam
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 Examity. More information on how to register for the NJ Radon Measurement Exam is provided once the course is complete and you receive your certificate of completion. The NJDEP exam is timed and monitored by Examity proctors. The final exam has 100 multiple-choice questions, and a successful passing grade of 70% is required.