Radon Certification Training Blog - CERTI.US
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:45

Thinking Outside the Pit

As an instructor at CERTI, I am often called upon for advice when our students are tasked with reducing radon in large buildings. Often they have installed several ASD systems with little to no reduction even after replacing fans with bigger and bigger models or even stacking them. “Stop” I say and suggest they return to the underlying question of why there is a radon problem there in the first place.

As a radon professional, have you ever wanted to have a reference document that covered pretty much everything? In other words, a single document that covered radon measurement, mitigation, and how it is applied differently in homes, duplexes, schools, office buildings, etc. Well, thanks to a collaborative effort sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Grants program, one now exists -- and we have constructed a CE course around its content!

Over the last two years the demand for radon measurements in large buildings such as apartments, schools and office buildings has been rapidly increasing. This is especially true for multi-family buildings where HUD is now requiring radon surveys prior to financing most of these mega properties. To assist building owners in identifying individuals who have the additional skills needed for large buildings, the National Radon Proficiency Program has created an add-on credential for measurement professionals who want to distinguish themselves in this expanding market. 

Programs 400 x 241If you are in the radon business, no doubt you will find yourself talking about the radon issue. In fact, many radon professionals deliver formal programs as a means of educating folks while marketing their services. However, there are good ways and bad ways to address this topic and many well-intentioned radon professional have shot themselves in the foot with the wrong message ...

money 200 x 112Since taking an entry level radon course is the initial step for people wanting to offer radon mitigation services, we often receive calls from prospective students on what magnitude of investment may be required to start their business. So, we thought we would provide a little input within this blog ...

Prepare exam 3 200 x 134Over the years of teaching radon certification courses, students have asked me “What do I need to know to pass the certification exams?”  My answer has always been that it is more important to prepare for “life after exam” than to become fixated on the independent certification exam.  However, after 20 some odd years helping students succeed in the radon industry I also realize they cannot begin their radon careers until they clear the initial hurdle of passing the exam, so I thought I would share a few tips for those who want to become certified in the radon industry

MeasDevices 1 aIndividuals planning on entering the radon field often call with questions about which device they should use. After all, there are a lot to choose from and it can be a little daunting. So, in this post we thought we would share some tips for our perspective students.