Note: While more professionals are needed in all areas of Atlantic Canada, there are currently no certified C-NRPP professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador. To help our neighbours overcome this obstacle, NBLA and Health Canada are pleased to offer financial assistance to help offset the certification costs. If you are in Newfoundland and Labrador and interested in becoming a certified radon mitigation professional, please let us know by registering your interest.
If you’re a home builder, home inspector, or conduct other business where you enter homes to provide like-assistance to homeowners, you may want to add radon measurement and mitigation to enhance the list of services you offer.
Buildings with radon test results above the Canadian guideline level of 200 Bq/m3 are found in all parts of Canada, and structures of any age can be affected. Installing a radon mitigation system takes less than a day in most cases, and it can effectively reduce the radon level by more than 80%! In fact, Health Canada published a report showing that homes mitigated using a Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) professional had lower post-mitigation radon levels than those who did not use a professional. For safety and peace of mind, Health Canada and the Lung Association recommend that homeowners only use contractors who are certified as radon mitigation professionals. C-NRPP is the only Nationally recognised certification in Canada.
Training in radon mitigation will give you confidence in how to safely perform your work to protect your own health, and the confidence that you are providing your clients with the best service. In many provinces, these home and business owners are only eligible for grants, rebates, and other incentive programs if their radon measurement and mitigation work has been performed by C-NRPP professionals. As more and more people are becoming aware of the need for radon testing and mitigation, however, the demand for mitigation services will soon exceed the availability of certified radon specialists.
The course is designed to prepare people to become Radon Mitigation Professionals. A professional interprets radon test results, and determines the most effective way to manage radon concentrations within buildings; and is trained in diagnostic testing and the design and installation of radon mitigation systems.
Individuals achieving C-NRPP residential mitigation professional certification will have demonstrated knowledge of radon mitigation techniques as applied to residential structures, including diagnostic testing and the design and installation of radon mitigation systems.
The course will include instruction on:
- Site survey in a residential dwelling
- Communication Test with micromanometer
- Design of piping and fan fitting
- Identify difficulties in installation
This course is essential for: Home Builders, Building Inspectors, Public Health Officials, Plumbers, Architects, Engineers, Building Designers, etc. Read more here.
You can be at the forefront of change and grow your business today by joining the growing radon industry! Visit the C-NRPP website for course details.