- How many credits do I need to renew my certification?
The following requirements apply to individuals certified as Residential Measurement Providers and/or Residential Mitigation Providers by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). The requirements are identical to what the U.S. EPA required in its former proficiency program. Continuing education is not required of Analytical Laboratories, other than for the Responsible Party who must be certified as a Residential Measurement Provider.
One Certification – Measurement OR Mitigation
• 16 Category I CE Credits every two years OR
• Up to 8 Category II CE Credits AND Balance of 16 in Category I CE Credits
Both Certifications – Measurement and Mitigation
• 24 Category I CE Credits every two years OR
• Up to 8 Category II CE Credits AND Balance of 24 in Category I CE Credits
C-NRPP Note: Individuals certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) currently are to follow the above criteria. However as of November 2014, new policies are under consideration by the C-NRPP and one is advised to visit their website or contact them directly for new updates to their policy.
- What is the difference between Category I and Category II credits?
Category I credits are typically courses which you purchase and have been approved by a certifying board and been assigned a number. All of CE courses sold by CERTI are Category I.
Category II credits are typically credits you can receive for attending a radon conference or giving a radon presentation. To obtain these credits you need to have proof of the activity and submit it the proof to the certifying board asking for credit.
CERTI also provides 4 free category II credits to students. The credits can be obtained by clicking on Free Category II Courses – within “My Courses” of “My Home Page” when you are logged in to the site. You do not need to obtain permission to get these credits, just follow the instructions within the course and download your course certificates.
- How often do I need to renew my certification?
Certification is typically renewed every two years. If you are certified through your state you may have a different renewal cycle.
- How do I know when my certification renews?
The card you were issued when you became certified has the renewal dates on it; and the certifying board typically has a listing online which indicates your renewal dates. As a CERTI student, you also have the ability to enter your renewal dates into “My Home Page” of your account. If you choose to keep track of your renewal dates within the CERTI site, we will send you reminders when your renewal date is getting close.
- When do I need to take the courses?
Course completion certificates need to be dated within the two year time period between renewal dates.
- What happens if my certification is already lapsed?
For NRPP renewals you just need to complete the required number of CE credits and submit the course certificates with your renewal application. For all other renewals (states and NRSB) you will need to check with their requirements.
- After completing CE do I have to sit for another independent exam?
No, the only time you have to sit for the independent national exam is when you are initially certified. After that, merely completing the quiz questions within the course is sufficient.
- How do I get the credits to the certifying board?
You just download your course certificate when you have completed the course then send a copy with your renewal application to the certifying board.