- 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.
Certification is renewed every two years. A requirement for that renewal is completion of continuing education.
Continuing Education (CE) requirements for the NRPP certification are as follows:
One Certification – either Measurement or Mitigation = 12 Hours
Must include at least 8 hours of Category I Credits (completion of approved Courses) – all of CERTI courses are approved for Category I credits for either Measurement or Mitigation. Up to 8 hours of Category II Credits are allowed – These can be obtained by attending radon confeences, giving radon presentations to he public – CERTI lso provides free category II Credits to registered students.
Two Certifications – both Measurement and Mitigation = 24 Hours
Must include at least 16 Hours of Category I Credits (completion of approved Courses) – all of CERTI courses are approved for Category I credits for either Measurement or Mitigation. Up to 8 hours of Category II Credits are allowed – These can be obtained by attending radon conferences, giving radon presentations to the public – CERTI also provides free Category II credits to registered students.
NRPP Courses cannot be repeated!
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 Account” 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. We recommend visiting your state website or contacting your state directly for further information.
- 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 Account” 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.
- 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. Additional Advanced Certifications may require an exam through one of the certifying board but that information will be included in the course description.
- 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.