Types of Radon Certification

In our last post, “Radon Testing – is it Important?” we covered the why’s and how’s of radon testing. Radon mitigation is complicated, and it can be hard to know if you’ve got the right team on the job. That’s why today, we’re covering some of the most common radon professional certifications. We’ll also list the requirements to receive each certification, as well as what duties different certificate holders are responsible for.

Be sure to check out our webpage on Radon Mitigation Services for more information about the different radon mitigation methods that are available today.

 

Radon Measurement Professional (RMP)
Standard Services

This certification is for technicians who perform radon testing using a standard/passive device. A Radon Measurement professional is responsible for implementing, executing, and documenting all of the quality control and quality assurance procedures. They can also provide general supervision and oversight for other Radon Measurement technicians within their company.

This is a two-year certification through the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Program requirements include:

  • 16-hour RMP training course, administered by an approved training provider
  • A passing score on the NRPP Measurement Professional Exam
  • Registration of an NRPP-approved standard measurement device
  • 16 hours of continuing education (biennial)
  • Adherence to the NRPP Code of Ethics

 

Radon Measurement Professional (RMP)
Analytical Services

This type of certification is for technicians who perform radon testing using an analytical device. Continuous Radon Monitors and electret systems are examples of these types of devices. Just as a standard services RMP, an analytical services RMP is responsible for the implementation, execution, and documentation of required quality assurance and quality check procedures. They may also provide general supervision for other Radon Measurement technicians who work within the same company.

This is a two-year certification through the NRPP. Program requirements include:

  • 16-hour RMP training course, administered by an approved training provider
  • A passing score on the NRPP Measurement Professional Exam
  • Registration of an NRPP-approved analytical measurement device
  • Biennial device performance tests, held at one of the NRPP’s approved radon test chambers
  • Annual submission of proof of calibration on measurement device(s)
  • 16 hours of continuing education (biennial)
  • Adherence to the NRPP Code of Ethics

Radon Mitigation Specialist (RMS)

An NRPP Radon Mitigation Specialist (RMS) evaluates radon measurements. They also design and install radon remediation systems. An RMS is responsible for implementing, executing, and documenting all of the required quality management procedures, as well as worker safety procedures. Finally, they may provide general supervision to other Radon Mitigation Installers within their same company.

This is another two-year certification through the NRPP. This certificate requires:

  • Prerequisite: completion of a 16-hour Radon Measurement Professional training course, administered by an approved training provider
  • A 24-hour Radon Mitigation Specialist Exam-Prep Course,  administered by an approved training provider
  • Aassing score on the NRPP Mitigation Specialist Exam
  • 16 hours of continuing education (biennial)
  • Adherence to the NRPP Code of Ethics

Radon Measurement Field Technician (RMFT)

The Radon Measurement Field Technician Certification is for staff members who deploy and retrieve approved radon measurement devices. They must also ensure building conditions are suitable for residential radon testing. A certified RMT must work under the supervision of a Certified Measurement Professional (CMP) who works within the same company. The CMP is also responsible for quality checks and quality assurance.

 

This two-year certification from the NRPP requires:

  • Completion (12-hours minimum) of an NRPP-approved RMFT training course
  • A Passing score on the NRPP MFT exam
  • A signed Statement of Professional Responsibility by whichever NRPP Measurement Professional provides them with QC/QA oversight
  • Registration with the NRPP
  • 8 hours of continuing education (biennial)
  • Adherence to the NRPP Code of Ethics

Radon Mitigation Installer (RMI)

This certification is for those staff members who install soil depressurization systems in residences. They also implement protective measures to keep themselves, their co-workers, and a building’s occupants safe from any radon mitigation related hazards. A certified RMI must work under the supervision of a Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist (CRMS) working within the same company.

 

This two-year certification from the NRPP requires:

  • Prerequisite: Completion (12 hour minimum) of an NRPP-approved RMFT or RMP training course
  • Completion (20-hour minimum) of an NRPP-approved RMI or RMS exam-prep, administered by an approved training provider
  • A passing score on the NRPP RMI Exam
  • A Statement of Professional Responsibility signed by whichever NRPP Measurement Professional provides them with QC/QA oversight
  • 8 hours of continuing education (bienniall)
  • Adherence to the NRPP Code of Ethics

 

 

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