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Oregon Radon Mitigation Course and Exam

05/05/2017 - 8:00am

05/05/2017 - 5:30pm

Portland State Office Building - 800 NE Oregon St Portland, OR 97232

05/05/2017 8:00 am
05/05/2017 5:30 pm

The Western Regional Radon Training Center (WRRTC), housed at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is offering two radon courses (measurement and mitigation) to be hosted by Oregon Health Authority in Portland, Oregon, the week of May 1, 2017.

The WRRTC was established by the US EPA in the early 1990’s as a result of the Indoor Radon Abatement Act, passed by Congress in 1988. It has been housed at the University of Colorado (UCCS) since 1995. It is responsible for teaching radon-related classes in the western United States. The two classes that are being offered are (1) a Radon Measurement Class and (2) a Radon Mitigation Class.

The Radon Mitigation Course is 24 hours long and is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, the 3rd of May, 2017. On late Friday afternoon, approximately at 3:45 PM, those students who are interested in certification by NRPP will be able to take the necessary exam. This certification is recognized in almost all states. The topics covered in this class include mitigation by sub-slab depressurization, by sub-membrane depressurization, by suction on perimeter drains, by ventilation (heat recovery ventilators), caulking and sealing, pressure field diagnostics, fan and pipe sizing and radon resistant new construction techniques (RRNC). The instructor for this course is Mr. John Seidel, a radon mitigation instructor. Mr. Seidel is one of the acknowledged experts in mitigation and owns, and runs, a mitigation company in Utah. The cost of this course by itself is $595 and the cost of the exam is $150. Students who are intending to be certified as mitigators, however, should understand that they also need to take the measurement course on Monday and Tuesday (taking the measurement test, however, is not necessary for students intending to be mitigators). So, unless the prospective mitigation student has already taken the measurement class in the past, he or she should sign up for both classes and plan on being in class for the entire week.

For more information go to Oregon Health Authorities Radon Training page.