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Initial Radon Measurement

Course Cost:  $350.00

Course Value
Are you ready to add the number one environmental service in a real estate transaction?  Did you know that radon is the number one leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers (EPA)?  Would you like to take a course and receive up to $750 in earning potential from the supplies you receive?

We will not only teach you the methods used in radon testing, you will be able to see the devices used in radon sampling today.  However, most importantly, you will learn how and where to market your new professional service and explain the next step to your client.

Syllabus
Radon Fundamentals
    Introduction to Radon and Radioactivity
    Radioactivity
    Radioactive Decay
    Uranium Decay Chain
    Types of Radiation
    Natural Radiation and Other Sources
Sources of Radon
    Measurement Units
    Equilibrium Ratio
    The Fate of Indoor Radon
Health Risk
    History
    Mechanism of Lung Cancer
    Risk Estimates
    Miner Studies
    Residential Studies
    Animal Studies
    Comparison of Risks
    EPA Guides
    National Radon Programs
    Worker Exposure
Basic Radon Entry Facts
    Main Sources of Entry
Mechanics of Radon Entry
    Radon in Water
    Radium in Soils and Rock
    Transport Mechanisms
    Pathways for Pressure Driven Transport
Indoor Radon Concentrations
    Daily and Seasonal Variations
    Ventilation Rates
Objectives
Measurement Protocols
    Sampling Methods
    Measurement Lengths
    Closed Building Conditions
    Measurement Strategies
    Device Locations
General Measurement Conditions
    Units of Measurement
    Measuring Radon vs. Decay Products
    Measurement Factors
Radon Gas Monitors
    Time Integrating Devices (charcoal, e-perm)
    Radon Grab Samples (scintillation cells)
    Continous Radon Monitors
Radon Decay Product Monitors
    Working Level Monitors
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
    Causes of Measurement Uncertainty
    QC Measurements
    Measurement Errors
Non-Interference Controls
Radon Tables
List of Radon Figures


Continuing Education Credits
With this style of learning initial licensing is available for the following professional and State organizations;
    National Environmental Health Association (NEHA recognized states)
    National Radon Safety Board (NRSB recognized states)
    State of IL #RNTC2007-10
    State of NJ
    State of IA
    State of NE
    State of PA

 

General Questions and Answers

How much can I charge for a radon test? The national average for a test is $125 - $150.

Is it expensive to get into performing radon testing? If you are using charcoal testing devices, typically the hard cost for the device with lab fees range from $17 - $25. If you use a device that prints out a report immediately, these devices range from $1,000 - $3,500 or can be rented for about $100 per month.

How long does it take to perform a radon test? Most tests are short term and will only be 48 hours (takes longer to drive to the job than to actually set the device).

Is there really a need for radon testing in real estate? Within the discloser statements for the buyer there is a page where the buyer must sign that he/she would like, or waves, the right for a radon test (plus other environmental issues on that page)

This is a business you can afford to add to your professional services.