Thank you for selecting the Eastern Regional Radon Training Center at Rutgers University for your radon measurement education. Our radon classes seek to help you in two important ways.
First, we want to provide you with a fundamental level of understanding of radon science and best practices in the industry.
Second, we want to help you pass the exams that play such an important role in the radon business.
This requires some pre-class homework for you, as outlined in the two sections below.
I. Radon Measurement Proficiency Course – Your Pre-Class “To Do” List
To increase your chances of passing the certification exams and make the most of your class time, we recommend you complete the following work before coming to class.
- Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon – Take note of pages 10-20, which contain specific information about conditions for radon tests.
- Citizen’s Guide to Radon – Take note of pages 2-3 and page 8 through the first paragraph of page 12. These provide an introduction to the issues of radon reduction.
- Basic Radon Math Review – Make sure you memorize the key formula provided on the last page.
- Radon Exam Test Taking Tips
The topics in all of these documents will be covered fully in class, but reviewing them in advance will prepare you for success when the class begins.
II. New Jersey Radon Measurement Specialist/Technician Exam Study Materials
If you plan to do radon work in New Jersey, you must take and pass the NJ Measurement Specialist or Technician exam. To help improve your chances of passing, review the following materials before the exam.
- Certification of Radon Testers and Mitigators, N.J.A.C. 7:28 – Subchapter 27
- Radon Measurement in Schools, EPA 402-R-92-014, July 1993
- Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Device Protocols, EPA 402-R-92-004, July 1992 (revised)
- Radon Hazard Subcode, N.J.A.C. 5:23 – Subchapter 10
- Radon Testing and Mitigation: The Basics
- NJ Child Care Center Testing Guidance
III. Additional Resources
To increase your pre-class and exam preparation even further, make time to review these additional documents from EPA and NJDEP in advance.
- Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes
- Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction
- Map of Radon Zones (EPA)
- NJ Radon Potential Map
If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you in class!