Thank you for selecting the Eastern Regional Radon Training Center at Rutgers University for your radon mitigation 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 Mitigation Course – Your Pre-Class “To Do” List
Understanding radon mitigation requires a basic familiarity with the topic of air pressure and the factors that create air pressure differences in buildings.
To familiarize yourself with these topic and to maximize the value of your class time, we recommend you read the following before coming to class.
- Radon Mitigation Text Student Manual
- Chapter 1: Mitigation Theory and Design
- Chapter 2: Building Investigations – This chapter will help you understand how to diagnose the needs of a building.
- Basics of Radiation and Radioactivity – Complete the self-study activity on the final page.
- 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 Mitigation Specialist/Technician Exam Study Materials
If you plan to do radon mitigation work in New Jersey, you must take and pass the NJ Mitigation Specialist or Technician exam. To help improve your chances of passing, review the following six materials before the exam.
- Certification of Radon Testers and Mitigators, N.J.A.C. 7:28 – Subchapter 27
- Reducing Radon in Schools: A Team Approach, EPA 402-R-94-008, April 1994
- 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
If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you in class!