RadonSchool.com is operated by the Professional Home Inspection Institute, which offers distance and on-site classes in their home office located in Madison, SD. They offer an interactive online course that teaches you how to perform radon measurements according to national standards and is approved by national agencies for radon measurement proficiency training.
This course is designed to teach industry-accepted methods of inspecting and testing homes for radon using national standards of practice. Your journey begins with a thorough discussion of radon gas, its decay products, and a history of its discovery, its prevalence, and the health effects associated with exposure. You will then learn about testing methodologies, how to perform a test for radon, how to perform a visual inspection for conditions that are favorable for radon entry, and how to complete a professional radon inspection report. You will also be exposed to techniques for reducing radon levels, a skill known as mitigation. In addition to technical skills, this course provides practical guidance for informing your clients of the presence of radon, along with other recommendations to ensure your testing and reporting achieves the highest standards of professionalism and accuracy.
If you already inspect homes, radon inspection and/or remediation is a great service to offer in addition to your existing services. The Professional Home Inspection Institute also offers courses to get started as a home inspector or as a mold inspector or mold remediator, which can be great additions to a home inspector's repertoire.
Many home inspectors don't offer radon or mold inspections - make yourself stand out from the competition by offering what they don't!
~ Define radon gas and describe its characteristics
~ Identify the radioactive properties of radon including progeny, half-life and ionization
~ Recognize the history of the discovery of radon
~ Identify and describe the units of measurement used for radon
~ Describe the relationship of uranium mining to radon exposure
~ Define what is considered unsafe levels of radon
~ Describe how radon can cause disease
~ Identify the differences of radon in the air vs radon in water
~ Demonstrate an understanding of cellular damage caused by ionizing radiation
~ Identify the risks associated with smoking and radon exposure
~ Identify the relative risk of radon exposure to that of other causes of death
RadonSchool.com gives you an interactive online 16 hour Radon Measurement Course approved by NRSB and NEHA for the pre-certification requirement for Radon Measurement Specialists!