Vol. 9 No. 10  October 2023

News and Events For the Industry

AARST Board Elections October 14 – October 30

Current AARST Members are eligible to vote. Please make sure your membership is up to date by signing in to your AARST account.

The following people are on this year’s ballot:

For Nationally Elected Director (5 positions open)
Nathaniel L. Burden, Jr., Bryan Coy, Zan Jones, Terry Kerwin, John Mallon, Michael Walther, Kai Wundke, Kevin Stewart and Bill Sublett
For President-Elect
Dave Hill
For Vice President #2
Laura Armul, David Gillay
For Secretary
Jan Fisher
For Treasurer
Dan Potter

Get to know the candidates HERE.

Nashville Symposium Dates to Know:

October 29 – November 1
October 6 – Hotel Discount Block ENDS
October 13 – Advanced Registration ENDS
October 28 – Boots and Bling Gala
October 29 – Sunday C.E. & Opening Reception BEGINS!

Renaissance Nashville Hotel | 611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203

Important Change to NRPP CE Requirement
October 1st, 2023, Requirement Now ACTIVE

For NRPP Certification renewals after October 1st, 2023, the CE requirement for each certification includes completion of an NRPP-approved NEW Standard Overview Course for the applicable standard. The start date for this requirement has been extended from July 1st as previously announced due to the delay in the standards’ publication.

NRPP-Certified Individuals, Please Note: Radon Measurement Professionals (RMP) will only need to take the measurement standard update course. Radon Mitigation Specialists (RMS) will only need to take the mitigation standard update course. However, if you hold BOTH certifications, then you will need to take BOTH of these courses in order to renew.

To find the NEW Standards Overview courses CLICK HERE

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Radon Events Calendar

NRPP Volunteer Radon Experts Needed

NRPP is seeking volunteer subject matter experts for a number of its certification activities. We rely on the expertise of radon practitioners in the development of all our certification activities. Our programs are designed by the radon industry, for the radon industry, and we have a number of ongoing and future opportunities available. 

We are in search of volunteers who would like to get involved in the certification development process which includes serving on a JTA (job task analysis) panel, writing and reviewing test questions for the various exams, and setting the passing scores on future exams. Detailed descriptions of these tasks can be found on the recruitment form here, which must be completed if you are interested in participating in any of these. We will contact you when we are actively recruiting for each task and, if you are no longer available or interested at that time, just let us know. 

NRPP Exam Pilot Testing at the

Nashville Symposium

NRPP Will offer the Radon Measurement Professional and Field Technician Exams and the Radon Mitigation Specialist and Installer Exams at the Symposium.

NRPP has scheduled a pilot test administration session during the Symposium on Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the SOBRO room on Meeting Level 1. The tests will be administered via computer and proctored in-person. Attendees need to bring a laptop in order to take the test. We are not administering paper-based exams. Test-takers will have 2 hours to complete either the RMFT or RMI exam, or 3 hours to complete either the RMP or RMS exam.

These tests are pilot tests and will be free to test-takers, but they will not be scored until a sufficient number of people have taken the tests.

We estimate that it will take at least 4 weeks after the Symposium to achieve this volume. The more people who take the test, the sooner the pilot testing process will be over and the sooner we can score the exams and release the results.

For more information on the pilot testing process or if interested in taking a free pilot test, please see this form. To reserve a spot, provide the requested information and check the boxes to indicate your understanding of the pilot testing process. NRPP will follow-up with additional information as it becomes available.

New AARST Member Benefit!

AARST is now providing association members with free access to current and previous standards in both licensed PDF format and searchable Flipbook format. AARST members will be able to access these versions whenever they are logged in to the MY ACCOUNT section of the website at the Standards Library.
Members of the public will continue to have free access to non-searchable flipbooks as well as to purchase PDF versions at standards.aarst.org
Earlier versions: Because some states have adopted a previous version of standards, these are also still available in Flipbooks and for purchase.

NRPP Certification Council Thanks

Outgoing Volunteers

NRPP would like to thank the outgoing members of the Certification Council: Bill Brodhead, Bruce Snead, Angela Tin, David Metzger, Dan West, Jill Newton, and Justin Otto. The leadership you provided has increased the awareness and integrity of NRPP’s certification programs and led to new opportunities, including ANAB accreditation of the single-family mitigation and measurement programs. We will miss your guidance and support.

NRPP would like to welcome the following new Certification Council members:

Greg Johns is representing Home Inspectors
Eric Gabrielson is representing Large Building Radon Measurement
Joe Lyons is representing Radon Educators

All three individuals were recently selected and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to these roles.

NRPP is still seeking individuals to fill the following seats with terms starting November 1, 2023: Consumer Interests, Residential Radon Measurement, Non-regulated States. If you are interested in providing governance and oversight of NRPP’s certification programs, please review the qualifications here. You may apply until October 13 by completing this form and attaching your resume or bio.

Please review the qualifications HERE

Editorial Content Wanted: AARST publishes content over two platforms. We are interested in radon and vapor intrusion interest stories, technical papers, business topics, health advancements/detection in regard to radon-related issues, and more. Please submit content for consideration to editor@aarst.org.

Improper Contracting for Multifamily Radon Services?

NEW!  AARST is now accepting reports of improper contracting for multifamily radon services. “Improper” is defined as radon projects where the solicited/contracted scope of work is in violation of an applicable state law or regulation or radon standard, such as testing less than 100% ground-contact units.

Two versions of the form are available:
Google form (posts to AARST staff automatically)
MS Word (download, fill out, and attach to an email to nationalpolicy@aarst.org)

Chapter Corner

Events to mark your calendars:
Various Chapter Meetings to be held at Indoor Environments 2023, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, Nashville, TN

Michigan DOE, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Indoor Radon Program, Nov. 8, Gaylord, MI and Nov. 29. Lansing, MI


Thank You, 2023 Symposium Sponsors!

Welcome to Our Newest
 AARST Members!

Adam McKenzie (MI), Anthony Marco Valdez (TX), Benjamin L Stromberg (IL), Brandi Hamilton (MO), Carl Woolwine (OH), Clay Johnson (KY), Cody Ray (KY), Doug MacDonald (NB), Drake Buster (KY), Elizabeth Storkman (KY), Gary Barclay (PA), Jacob Kruger (CO), Jacob R Smith (NJ), Jed walker (UT), Jeff LeBlanc (NB), Larry Kruger (CO), Larry Warren (UT), Leon Ukishwaka (KY), Michelle Hartman (MO), Paul Bivans (IL), Rick J Nelson (TX), Ryan Kasiski (NJ), Scott Baxendale (IL), Thomas Ross (KY), Thomas W Cassidy (CO), Will Embry (KY)

Welcome to Our Newest
NRPP-Certified Professionals!

Alexander Luette (TX), Braxton Eliason (UT), Corey D Johnson (MO), Daniel Gillespie (CO), Dillon I Kingsbury (NH), Jacob Gilbertson (MN), Joe A Engibous (MT), Jordan Mohler (UT), Justin Hubbard (UT), Justin Luker (UT), Kyle Mackiewich (IL), LEVI GROSS (CO), Riley Patrick Doyle (TN), Ryan M Koble (ND), Steven Dubois (RI), Stuart Maldonado (CO), Timothy Ryan Godar (IL)

AARST is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of hazard identification and abatement of radon, chemical vapor intrusion, and other contaminants of concern in the built environment. The organization primarily strives to advance the interests of its members through developing industry standards, certifying technical proficiency, enabling advancement of public policy, and communicating health risks to the public.  – Revised mission statement, February 2023