Consumers have been historically skeptical of radon as a health concern and perhaps even more skeptical of radon professionals. With the closure of the U.S. EPA’s National Proficiency Program it is important that consumer confidence be enhanced by way of a respected association.
The National Environmental Health Association has a well-earned reputation of credentialing environmental health professionals since 1937. NEHA has over 5,000 members (often local health officials) in virtually all counties within the U.S. This network can assist in efforts of grassroots outreach and enhance the value of radon certifications on local levels. Combined with cooperative efforts from national real estate, home inspection, and building associations the NEHA NRPP will strengthen and grow.
Once certified, you will:
• Be listed on the Internet
• Receive newsletters
• Have the opportunity to participate in local committees and outreach efforts
• Be informed of educational programs and conferences
• Be recognized as a professional!
Residential measurement and mitigation service providers are provided with a non-photo ID card. If you prefer a photo ID, NEHA will provide one for a nominal charge.
Residential Mitigation Provider Service Standards
Individuals holding the Residential Mitigation Provider certification have demonstrated knowledge of radon mitigation techniques as applied to residential structures. Although this classification is specific for reducing radon in buildings similar to homes, it does not preclude the individual’s ability to apply these skills to larger buildings. In all cases the consumer is advised to verify experience, references, licenses, and skills for the nature of work to be performed. Certified radon mitigation service providers have also agreed to abide by local laws as well as the mitigation techniques detailed in the U.S. Radon Mitigation Standards.
Residential Mitigation Providers Qualifications
The residential mitigation certification is a two year credential for those individuals who either provide or oversee the installation of radon mitigation services in residential structures.
To qualify for this credential one must have attended an approved entry level mitigation course (minimum 24 hours) and passed a NEHA-NRPP radon mitigation exam in the 12 months previous to application for certification.
In addition to fulfilling continuing education credit requirements one must follow the Radon Mitigation Standards, EPA 402-R-93-078, October 1993 (Revised April 1994). A copy of the RMS is available at: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/index.html