Education

How to earn C.E. at the Symposium

The 2021 symposium will have opportunities to earn continuing education credits; up to 12 Category-I credits and up to 8 Category-II credits for the sessions offered on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday Pre-symposium Courses: this year there are seven course being offered by private trainers. Sunday courses are not included in the price of the symposium registration and run 8:00 – noon and 1:00 – 5:00 or all day. Courses and times are listed below.

 

Symposium Sessions will NOT be streamed live. 

How to Earn Category-II C.E.

Attendees will earn up to 8 Category-II CE credits. Four (4) credits for either Monday or Tuesday or eight (8 total for both days). There are no cards to stamp, your credits will automatically be applied to your NRPP Portal. Cat-II Certificates are available for all attendees.

How to Earn Category-I C.E.

All attendees can earn up to 12 Category-I C.E. by accessing online quiz workbooks at the end of Monday and Tuesday. Paper Workbooks will be available to take notes to prepare you for answering the questions in the online workbook sections.

  • A score of 100% must be achieved on workbook sections to earn credit. Sections may be repeated as many times as needed to pass. Once you achieve 100% on a section, you will receive an email link to your certificate.
  • If you are NRPP certified, credits will be automatically applied in your certification portal.

Sunday AARST-hosted C.E.

AARST hosts private trainers to teach courses on Sunday. These courses are not included in the cost of the symposium. Registration must be made in advance of arriving to Bethesda.

Each Educator is responsible for attendance, quizzes and issuing completion certificates.

8:00 AM 4 Hour Courses

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation for Radon Professionals
This class provides an overview of methods that can be used to mitigate VI in existing buildingsand new construction along with important considerations for selecting and designing an appropriate mitigation system for your site. The methods discussed include subslab depressurization, submembrane depressurization, building pressurization, and indoor air treatment as well as the major differences in all phases of planning/designing and installation as compared to typical Radon mitigation. (Spruce) -Issac Anderson with Matt Hendrick 4 HOURS

$120.00 Out of Stock

OM&M Plans for Single, Multifamily and Large Building Mitigations

Writing a proper OM&M plan in compliance with the new AARST/ANSI Mitigation protocols is an essential part of any proffessional’s business and legal priorities now. OM&M plans don’t just fulfill the obligations of the mitigator, they ensure a proper functioning Radon mitigation System for years to come when followed by a responsible party. Single family residence Mitigation now requires a a long term OM&M plan be procured. These can expand in complexity and become more comprehensive as the project size increases. We will cover the essentials required to list key components, while a structure of proper verification including timing and identifying responsible individuals as well as other critical or necessary functions of the plan. Using specific projects and example templates, the student will work from first communication, system start up, verification to final signatures. In addition, mitigation specific to multifamily buildings will be emphasized to help the radon professional perform a critically important and legally sensitive regimen that is integral to the ownership and property transfer of HUD-
financed multifamily residences with ASD systems and other methods. Students should walk away with clearer understanding of what is required of them to fulfill their obligations per the Standards, while raising the bar of due diligence when it comes to proper Ongoing Maintenance and Monitoring plans.

(Spruce) 4 HOURS

$120.00 Out of Stock

1:00 PM 4 Hour Courses

VI Diagnostics & Design Case Studies
This course will serve as an introduction into vapor intrusion mitigation principles and practices. Discussions in theoretical principles and building diagnostics are intended to engage and challenge participants to established the core knowledge required to design a mitigation system. Further discussions will include practical application of diagnostic data and designing efficient systems with long term monitoring solutions. The course will conclude with case studies chosen to highlight a range of mitigation scenarios based on various driving factors. (Obar) – Gunnar Barr 4 HOURS

$120.00 Out of Stock

Compliant Test Reports for Single, Multifamily and Large Buildings

Writing a proper report in compliance with the new AARST/ANSI testing protocols is an essential part of any proffessional’s business and legal priorities. Single family residence testing now requires a more robust reporting template for certain situations and can grow to a larger, more comprehensive report as the project size increases. We will cover the essiential information required to observe and record in order to properly make opinions and interpretations that ensure defensible recommendations within a final summary. Using specific projects the student will work from first communication, deployment, retrival to final signatures. In addition, testing protocols specific to multifamily buildings will be emphasized to help the radon professional perform a critically important and legally sensitive regimen that is integral to the ownership and property transfer of HUD-financed multifamily residences. Students should walk away with clearer understanding of what is required of them to fulfill their obligations per the Standards, while raising the bar of due diligence when it comes to proper reports.
(Spruce) 4 HOURS

$120.00 Out of Stock

Introduction to Uncertainty of Measurements and Minimum Detectable Concentrations
This is a four-hour course by Dr. Phil Jenkins describing the fundamentals of uncertainty analysis and the determination of the Minimum Detectable Concentration for radon measurements. The goals are to understand that all radon measurements should trace back to a primary reference radon concentration and that each step in the process from the primary to secondary labs to the end user increases the total uncertainty of the measurement. Understand how the underlying principles of the Normal and Poisson distributions are used in the analysis of uncertainty and why some of our measurements violate those principles. Understand the difference between the Lower Limit of Detection (LLD) and the Minimum Detectable Concentration (MDC) and that delay of the analysis of samples using methods that capture radon, such as charcoal devices or scintillation cells, not only increases the uncertainty of the measurement but also increases the Minimum Detectable Concentration. (KSU-MURC) Dr. P. Jenkins 4 HOURS

$120.00 Out of Stock

Policy Advocacy - CANCELED

This is a 4 hour long course 
During this training, participants will learn through lecture presentations and interactive sessions about advocacy practices as well as key state-level risk reduction policies, with special emphasis on how good ideas become laws, working with legislators and legislative staff, and engaging with allies, opponents and other stakeholders. The intent of this course is to train advocacy leaders to create radon policy change on the state level and equip them with some of the requisite skills and insights.

The four components are:

  • Key State Policies: Homebuyer notification and awareness policies; real estate sales testing requirement; state regulation through certification; school/child care facility testing; standards
  • Radon Requirements for New Buildings: Current state requirements; advocating changes to ICC codes including Appendix F; engaging with code officials to support radon requirements in building codes; ANSI-AARST RRNC, CC-1000, CCAH.
  • Organizing to Support State Policy Work: Developing the strategy to accomplish state policy change; enlisting other members, partners and allies; working with opponents
  • The Legislative Process: How bills become laws; working with legislators and committees.

4 HOURS $0.00

 

8:00 AM 8 Hour Courses

Radon Mitigation Compliance Inspector Certification-prep Course
This exam-prep course will serve the training requirements for the new NRPP Mitigation Compliance Inspector Certification. The intent of the certification is to enable system inspections that can help state radon programs with compliance, help resolve citizen complaints to NRPP, and increase the installation of safe and effective radon mitigation systems. The course will cover ASD systems, the AARST Mitigation Checklist and an associated App will guide the inspection process and documentation requirements. We will review many actual inspections results to show the good, the ok and the non-compliant aspects of greatest concern. A quiz will be used to help prepare for the NRPP Certification exam via remote proctoring through Examity, which would be completed by candidates when they return home and then apply for the certification after passing the exam. Instructors: Dan West, Bruce Snead, Jim Emanuels, KSU Radon Training Center (KSU MURC) 8 HOURS

$240.00 Out of Stock

CANCELLED - Radon Challenges: Gnarly Tales from the Field Part II

CANCELLED
(CERTI) 8 HOURS