To be listed, certified, or licensed by states, you need to pass a national proficiency exam. Check with the states in which you wish to do business (list of state radon offices) to see whether there are additional requirements.
Are the exams really difficult?
Yes, they are difficult examinations. You will need to study and prepare for the exams. You should read the advance reading assignments, plan to study the course materials in the evenings during the course, and be sure to ask questions of your instructor. We take a number of steps to help you prepare for the examinations, including providing summaries of key course content, use of practice questions and answers, comparative checklists, course reviews, and experienced, award-winning instructors.
What happens if I don’t pass the exam?
We want every student to pass the examination the first time, and we do everything ethically possible to help you pass. If you do not pass, you can then register and retake the exam (NRPP requires a waiting period between attempts). You must pay for the exam each time you take it. It is important to pass the exam and apply for certification within 12 months of completing the course.
Can I take the course now and take the exam at a later time?
Yes, you can take a national proficiency exam within 12 months after your course, but for the vast majority of individuals, it is best to take the exam immediately following the course while the complex materials is still fresh.
Do I have to pass the measurement exam before I can take the mitigation course and exam?
No, you do not need to pass the measurement examination before you take the mitigation course and examination. You are required to take the measurement course prior to the mitigation course.
I want to become certified in mitigation only. Do I have the take the measurement exam?
If you plan to only carry out radon mitigation work, you do not need to take the measurement examination.
Online Exam with NRPP
All NRPP certification exams will be online only: https://nrpp.info/nrpp-exams/.
Proctored Exam with NRSB
All exam booklets shall be identified with serial numbers. Exam materials, including computer disks, will be stored in a secure location in the office of the exam administrator (administrative service provider).
Exams will be shipped by Fed Ex to the approved exam proctor. The proctor will be required to check all materials against the inventory control sheet and initial the inventory control sheet. The Proctor is the individual who oversees the administration of the exam, ensures the security of the exams, and supervises the behavior of candidates during the examination. The Proctor is responsible for the administration of the examination, and that it is conducted in strict compliance with the regulations outlined in these instructions.
Who May Proctor the Exam
A member of the teaching faculty or an educational administrator of any accredited University. The student must submit a page from the institution’s directory or catalog that lists not only the proctor’s name and title, but also the institution’s name. Photocopies are acceptable. A high school superintendent; supervising principal; principal; guidance counselor or an Intermediate Unit administrator; An elementary or high school teacher provided you submit a letter on official letterhead from the teacher’s principal or superintendent verifying the teacher’s position. A photocopy of the teacher’s certification is not sufficient.