Available Radon Courses

Radon Courses

NRPP - 164 - Radon Measurement Proficiency Course: This Internet-based residential radon measurement course covers the required National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) material for residential measurement service providers. Participants will receive access to the online course, a hardcopy of the course manual and online field experience. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the NRPP Measurement Certification exam. To register for the NRPP Radon Measurement Proficiency course please click the registration link below. http://alaradoncourses.org/content/nrpp-164-radon-measurement-proficienc...

IL Radon 101, Measurement Course: This course is an Illinois-specific radon measurement licensure course offered by the American Lung Association in Illinois. This course provides student’s knowledge, understanding and skills required for establishing and/or conducting radon measurement-related business in Illinois. Information in this course is provided in accordance with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). IEMA is the regulatory Agency responsible for all radon-related activities in Illinois. Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the IEMA licensing exam. A prospective licensee must first successfully complete an approved course, then successfully complete the IEMA exam and then apply for a radon license. To register for the radon measurement course please click the registration link below. http://alaradoncourses.org/node/1

IL Radon 201, Mitigation Course: This course is an Illinois-specific radon mitigation licensure course offered by the American Lung Association in Illinois. This course provides student’s knowledge, understanding and skills required for establishing and/or conducting radon mitigation-related business in Illinois. Information in this course is provided in accordance with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). IEMA is the regulatory Agency responsible for all radon-related activities in Illinois. Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the IEMA licensing exam. A prospective licensee must first successfully complete an approved course, then successfully complete the IEMA exam and then apply for a radon license. To register for the radon mitigation course please click the registration link below. http://alaradoncourses.org/content/illinois-radon-201-mitigation-licensure-course

Radon professionals save lives.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas produced by the natural decay of uranium and radium in the soil. Exposure to elevated radon levels increases the risk of developing lung cancer. The US EPA estimates that 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States are due to radon, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. By becoming a certified radon professional, you are reducing the risk of lung cancer in your community and state. 

Acquiring a radon professional certification or participating in approved courses/training is generally required by all states prior to performing radon measurement or mitigation work. Although certification requirements vary from state to state, generally, it is required to pass an NRPP/NRSB or state-specific approved course to apply for certification in that particular state. The state-by-state certification requirements can be found here.

Many radon professionals pair their radon expertise with other professional services, such as plumbing, home inspection, real estate, and various other industries. Radon work can provide supplemental services to clients already involved in home repair, purchasing, or renovation. With an already established clientele, many professionals find it easy to incorporate radon services into their business plan.