October 29 - November 1, 2023
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203
Attendees interested in obtaining continuing education credits, please sign in to AARST.org website and access your Monday and Tuesday quizzes there.
Each year the symposium offers a variety of continuing education opportunities for attendees. From Sunday’s AARST-hosted courses conducted by private trainers at the hotel to free C.E credit for Monday and Tuesday Sessions.
Sunday Continuing Education Courses – October 29, 2023
Attendees may register for Sunday courses through the Symposium Store. The fees for Sunday courses are additional and not included in the Symposium Registration. The schedule and course descriptions are listed below.
|8:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Radon Mitigation Standards Overview Course – KSU||CANCELED Easy, Free QA Tools and Data Confidence (MS-QA and MS-PC)||Mitigation Compliance Inspector – Spruce||Controlling Radon Decay Products: Too Complicated or a Silver Bullet? (NEW NAME) – CERTI|
|1:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Radon Measurements Standards Overview Course – KSU||Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Case Studies- Diagnostics to Completion – OBAR||Mitigation Compliance Inspector – Spruce||Advanced Design & Diagnostics – CERTI|
(ID# KSU-1500) Radon Mitigation Overview Course 4 hours
This 4-hour continuing education course provides a comprehensive overview of the ANSI/AARST SGM-SF-2023 Soil Gas Mitigation Standards for Existing Homes. The course will begin with a brief review of the standards development process. The bulk of the course will be a comprehensive cover-to-cover review of the SGM-SF-2023 standard and its processes. Discussion of real-world applicability will be included throughout the review. This course meets the recertification requirements for NRPP. REGISTER – $140
(ID#KSU-1000) Radon Measurement Overview Course 4 hours
This 4-hour continuing education course provides a comprehensive overview of the ANSI/AARST MAH-2023 Protocols for Conducting Measurements of Radon and Radon Decay Products in Homes standard. The course will begin with a review of the standards development process, the publication status of current standards, a brief review of in-development standards and how to become involved with the standards development process. The bulk of the course will be a comprehensive cover-to-cover review of the MAH-2023 standard and its processes. Discussion of real-world applicability will be included throughout the review. This course meets the recertification requirements for NRPP. REGISTER – $140
(ID# OBAR-8002) Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Case Studies – Diagnostics through Completion 4 hours
This course examines 3 Sub Slab Depressurization System Case Studies covering diagnostics, design, installation, and monitoring
1. Manufacturing Building in Central, PA: Practical application of building diagnostics with compacted soils, Utilization of externally installed horizontal vacuum wells for depressurization with limited building access and interior columns, Results, and lessons learned.
2. Manufacturing Building in Upstate, NY: Practical application of building diagnostics with multiple foundation areas and soil types, Overcoming exhaust fan-induced building pressures, Installation of 10 blower mitigation systems, Results, and lessons learned.
3. Former Textile Mill in Coastal, Massachusetts: Practical application of building diagnostics with clay soils and tidal pressures, Installation of multi-system sub-slab depressurization system with remote monitoring and high vacuum/volume mitigation blowers, Methods for dealing with excess system condensation and carbon vessels, Results, and lessons learned. REGISTER – $140
(ID# SPRUCE-8006) Mitigation Compliance Inspector 8 hours
This course is designed to train radon professionals, state officials and home inspectors to identify observable aspects of a residential radon system that may impact its proper operation. The course especially focuses on those defects that may increase a health risk from radon-induced lung cancer or cause structural damage or fungal growth from improper moisture management. Inspectors can learn to do a complete inspection of most mitigation methods. The course is based on the new AARST/ANSI guidelines and NRPP domains for the Inspector Exam. We will look at all sorts of existing systems and see where they exceed or fall short of the current standards. In addition, using the new Inspector checklist, we will walk through a video of an inspection on an existing home’s active sub-slab depressurization system, from suction point to discharge and then conclude with an exam prep.
Course Topics Include: Identify Type of Mitigation System, Verify System Monitor & Label are Compliant, Verify Duct Piping is Compliant, Verify Exhaust Termination is Compliant, Verify ASD Fan is Compliant, Verify Sump Cover Requirements, Confirm compliant sump cover label, Verify Submembrane Installation is Compliant, Verify Block Wall Depressurization is Compliant, Verify Fan Electrical Installation is Compliant, Verify Floor & Wall Sealing is Compliant REGISTER – $280
(ID# CERTI-8003) Controlling Radon Decay Products: Too Complicated or a Silver Bullet? (NEW NAME) 4 hours
This course explores, from a practical standpoint, how radon decay products are measured and how RDP reduction can enhance soil gas remediation by reducing radon risks to very low levels. This course is approved for both U.S. (NRPP & NRSB) and Canada Continuing Education for Measurement and Mitigation Professionals. REGISTER – $140
(ID# CERTI-8004) Advanced Design & Diagnostics 4 hours
The first segment of the course will explore fan curves with practical examples and discussion. Mitigate faster, cheaper, and better using your knowledge of the relationship between pressure and airflow. The second segment of the course will explore the operation and use of various types of radon sniffers. Cases will be presented to help you determine if a radon sniffer might be good to add to your radon toolkit. REGISTER – $140
Earning C.E. at the Symposium
Any attendee who wishes may earn continuing education credits during Monday and Tuesday of the symposium. Workbooks, which contain quiz questions for every session in every track, are distributed each day. Attendees may attend any track, just answer the questions pertaining to the session you attend. Once the symposium is over, attendees access the quiz online, by signing in to AARST.org. Instructions are included. Once you achieve your minimum passing grade per day, those C.E. credits are available for you to use for NRPP and state’s continuing education programs*.
Monday = up to 6 Category-I C.E credits are available
Tuesday = up to 6 Category-I C.E credits are available
*For NRPP professionals, your C.E. will be applied directly to your Portal. All others may print a completion certificate to use as needed.
Category-II C.E. credits: Attendees may use their receipts of attendance: 1 full day (Monday or Tuesday) = 4 Category-II credits per day. Cat-II C.E. max at 8 per certification cycle.