Education

The symposium has educational opportunities for all attendees, beginning with Sunday short courses (at extra fees), and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday continuing education (included in the price of registration).

The annual symposium is a great opportunity to earn continuing education credit for certifications. Most states and agencies accept the Indoor Environments Symposium credits attendees can earn for free Monday – Wednesday. (daily quizzes – online, completion certificates available immediately after passing each quiz).

Attendees may attend any session on all days, in any concurrent track. Simply keep track of your quiz answers using workbooks distributed daily. The online quiz is available daily.  

In addition, Indoor Environments offers continuing education courses on Sunday, Sept 15. These courses are hosted by IEA and bring in the most in-demand and often unique courses trainers are developing just for the symposium. Trainers run their courses and distribute all students’ course completion certificates for Sunday courses.

How to earn FREE C.E. at the Symposium

Category-I continuing education credits are available for those who want/need the CE. These are free and included in every Full or Single Day registration. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each have online quizzes available. Attendees can earn up to 6 credits each day on Monday or Tuesday and up to 3 credits for the half day on Wednesday.  Maximum Cat-I CEs are 15 in total.

Category-II credits are automatically applied to every attendee for attending a radon conference/annual meeting.  8 Cat-II for a full Registration, and 4 Cat-II for each single day.

Note: Speakers can earn Cat-2 credits for speaking at the symposium. The maximum to be able to earn in a cycle is 8.

Courses and schedule are listed below

ANSI/AARST MAH Mandatory Standard Overview Course: ID# SPRUCE-905 4 Hours / 4 Cat-I Credits

Course Description: Because the updated ANSI-AARST measurement standards are ongoing, this course is mandatory. All certified individuals renewing after October 1, 2023 will need to have taken the appropriate course. This requirement will be an ongoing requirement each renewal cycle and courses will need to be updated as standards updates occur.

The course will cover changes to the existing MAH Standard as well as a review of current rules and regulations.

$140.00

Review of Current ANSI-AARST SGM-SF Mitigation Standards: Course ID# ECOS-1001 4 Hours / 4 Cat-I Credits

Course Description:  Mandatory Standards Update course for all renewals after October 1st, 2023.
This course is a required review of the current SGM-SF Standard.

$140.00

Conducting Radon Surveys in Schools: Course ID# CERTI-330 6 Hours / 6 Cat-I Credits

Description:  Conducting a radon survey in a school is a little different than testing a home. In addition to the thermal stack effect, a building’s heating ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) complicates the situation by reducing indoor radon or increasing it if it is improperly maintained. Add to that varying operating conditions that exist when a building is occupied versus unoccupied make the interpretation of measurements an interesting, but not overwhelming challenge -if done correctly.

This course walks through the unique considerations presented by schools as well as a commercial building that has central HVAC systems. A student completing this course should be able to:

Plan a radon survey
Implement a communication plan for staff and parents
Be able to place and retrieve devices
Implement a quality assurance and quality control plan
Interpret the results and determine appropriate follow-up action
Develop an initial response plan should elevated levels be found.
This course is designed for radon professionals who wish to conduct radon surveys as well as building managers who may be charged with overseeing such a survey.

$210.00

Codes and Standards Update for Installing Radon Reduction Systems in New Home Construction Course ID#: CERTI-8005 2 Hours / 2 Cat-I Credits

Description: This short course provides a concise summary and comparison of Appendix AF of the International Residential code modified in 2021 and the ANSI/AARST 2020 CCAH Standard.  Although similar in intent there are some subtle differences that an installer of radon system needs to be aware of when quoting a project. This course consists of a video presentation with downloadable slides, a short quiz with feedback and links to both ANSI/AARST standards and ICC Appendix AF.

The Rutgers Superslab; A Classroom Mitigation Diagnostics Video Watch Party: Course ID# KSU-423 4 Hours / 4 Cat-I Credits

Description: Join us to review the setup of fan and pipe sizing combinations, tools, and technology at the Rutgers Super-slab.  Watch Bruce Snead and Bill Brodhead review, discuss, and modify settings to focus on issues in design of mitigation systems. Frequent pauses will allow animated live discussion in the room. Come with your questions.

$140.00

Social Media For Radon Small Business: Course ID# KSU-418 2 Hours / 2 Cat-I Credits

Course Description:  An online two-hour course on promoting your small radon business through email marketing and social media. This course will demonstrate how to create free, eye-appealing graphics to grab the attention of a targeted audience. With attendee participation and by completing worksheets throughout the course, you will walk away with ready-made outreach examples, a calendar of focus areas for the next year, and confidence to create your own graphics to make your small business stand out from the rest.

$70.00

MSQA Standards For Radon Measurement Professionals: KSU Course ID# KSU-422 2 Hours / 2 Cat-I Credits

Description: This course for radon professionals covers Sections 1-5 of the ANSI/AARST MS-QA-2023 in detail by reviewing the basics and the requirements to meet quality assurance goals.

$70.00

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Course ID# ITRC-400 4 Hours / 4 Cat-I Credits