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Continuing Education:
1. Advanced E-PERM
2. QA for Radon Testing

A POWERFUL 2 Day Technical Skills RADON COURSE

"Effective Radon Measurement Techniques"

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2018 Courses:

Kelowna, BC   February 26 - 28  

Mississauga, ON   April 16 - 18

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Comments from Course Participants

"Instructor had good interaction with audience, he took the time to answer questions thoroughly."

"The host was very approachable and knowledgeable."

"It was an excellent, very thorough and well presented course. A lot of information but all essential to producing quality measurements!

"Well done Dave. Thank you for sharing your knowledge."

"Excellent presentation and well taught."

"Overall very knowledgeable. Good content."

> Whether you are an experienced radon professional or are new at radon testing, this is the course for you!

The Radon Measurement course is a fast-paced, comprehensive, 2 day training program with all of the information and understanding you will need to conduct accurate and reliable radon measurements in public, workplace and residential buildings. The course follows Health Canada's radon measurement protocols and prepares participants for the C-NRPP exam.

The course is designed for the building or environmental professional in Canada who would like to expand their horizons by adding radon testing to the range of services offered. As well, the course is an ideal starting point for those wanting to enter the field of radon testing.

Over the last few years, exposure to radon gas as a potential concern for home buyers and home owners has received heightened media attention. Health Canada issued a report in 2012 identifying that approximately 16% of lung cancer cases could be attributed to long term exposure to radon gas.

The Tarion new-home warranty in Ontario, and many client organizations across Canada, require radon testers to be certified. Read more...

> What's Included?

The fee includes two days of instruction, interaction and practical hands-on sessions, manual and lunch both days. Course fees are tax deductible.

 > Recognized By:

This certification course, together with the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) exam, complies with Health Canada recommendations and guidance regarding radon measurement proficiency. It is recognized by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

> Introductory Course

No previous experience with radon testing methods is needed. Good communication skills are important. Experience with indoor air quality and building ventilation methods will be helpful, but not required. This course is the prerequisite for the radon mitigation course.

> Who Should Attend?

Those who want to advance their career in this highly rewarding area of indoor air quality, and generate additional income, should attend this course. The course is especially important if you are working in the following professions:

  • Home Inspector
  • Energy Auditor
  • Professional Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Radiation Technologist
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Building Contractor
  • Safety Inspector
  • HVAC Contractor
  • Foundation and Waterproofing Contractor

> Certificate of Participation

A certificate of participation, showing 16 hours of continuing education credits, will be earned upon successful completion of the course.

> C-NRPP Certification

You can write the Canadian-NRPP exam (C-NRPP) in the morning of Day 3, once notified that you have passed, you may apply for C-NRPP certification and then add "C-NRPP Certified" to your professional qualifications. You will be recognized by provincial authorities and others as a trained professional for radon testing. The exam fee is $145.00. Certification is not a mandatory requirement in Canada, but is recognized as a measure of professional qualification.

> Continuing Education Credits

> Course Objectives

  • Become familiar with the methods for measuring radon gas including E-PERM monitors and continuous monitors.
  • Be aware of the mechanics of radon entry into buildings.
  • Master the radon measurement protocols needed to produce valid results according to Canadian guidelines.
  • Know the requirements for closed house conditions.
  • Understand the radioactive decay chain from uranium that is the source of radon gas and its radioactive decay products.
  • Review the health effects of radon gas exposure, and the need for mitigating buildings with high levels of radon gas.
  • Become familiar with the basic radon reduction techniques used by mitigation contractors in Canada.
  • Unlock your abilities for developing, advertising and promoting your radon measurement services.
  • Be able to discuss radon testing with prospective clients, trades people and regulatory officials to effectively increase your business level and maximize customer satisfaction.
> The Need for Radon Testing
Radon in homes

Radon gas is a serious carcinogen that is present in homes, public buildings and workplaces throughout Canada. It is formed from the natural radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium in soil and rock. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Increasing numbers of Canadian homeowners are having their houses tested for radon gas. Radon is a serious health issue in schools, day-cares, hospitals and other public buildings.

Being colorless and odorless, testing for radon is the only way that a homeowner can know if there is a radon problem. Houses being listed for sale need a radon test to show that the house is safe. Home buyers should request radon test results. New homes need to be tested to verify that radon reduction techniques have been successful and that the house is safe for occupancy.

> Course Fee $660.00  
             plus applicable taxes
            Registration form click here......

> C-NRPP Exam
         - C-NRPP exam fee: $145 plus HST

> Course Instructor

         - Dave Hanneson, BASc, MBA, P.Eng.,

  • Professional engineer, instrumentation, and measurement specialist
  • C-NRPP certified trainer
  • Directly involved with the advancement in radon measurement technology for 30 years
  • Qualified instructor for topics of radon measurement, quality assurance, indoor air quality and marketing
  • Intimately familiar with the Canadian radon industry and Canadian radon measurement practice

> Agenda 

Day 1

7:30 Registration

8:00 Radon Fundamentals

  • Introduction, objectives and policies
  • Atoms and Ionization
  • Introduction to Radiation and Radioactivity
  • Radon Properties and Radon Decay Chain
  • Sources of Radon
  • Radon Health Risks
  • Review and test

12:00 Lunch Break

12:30 Radon Entry and Behavior

  • Mechanics of Radon Entry
  • Indoor Radon Concentrations and Behavior
  • Review and test

4:45 Adjournment  

Day 2

8:00 Radon Measurement Techniques and Equipment

  • Radon Measurement Devices
  • Measurement Objectives and Protocols
  • Test Conditions - Residential, Public Buildings
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Ethics, Certification, Records and Marketing

12:00 Lunch Break

12:30 Quality Control

  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Protocols
  • Consumer Information and Test Interference Controls
  • Introduction to Mitigation
  • Course review

4:45 Adjournment

Day 3 - Optional

9:00 - 11:30 C-NRPP Exam
  • 120 minutes

Course Brochure
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> Accommodations and Course Location

Mississauga, ON
Course Location & Accommodations

Admiral Inn
2161 North Sheridan Way
$104.95 Single or $114.95 Double before April 01
Tel: 905-403-9777
Toll Free: 1-888-236-4660
Admiral Inn

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Inn and Suites

1070 Harvey Ave..
$89.00 Single or Double before March 11
Tel: 506-657-9966
Website:  Kelowna Inn & Suites

Course Location

Coast Capri Hotel

Effective Radon Measurement TechniquesRegistration form...... Effective Radon Measurement TechniquesCourse Brochure

For further information about any aspects of the course or to register, please contact us at 1-888-667-2324.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation by four weeks prior to course will result in a full refund.
Cancellation after this date will result in a refund of the fees paid minus an administration fee of $40.00. Substitutions are permitted.

BIOMATION reserves the right to cancel or change this program for due cause, in which case a full refund of fees will be made available.
For further information about any aspects of the course, contact BIOMATION at 1-888-667-2324 or by e-mail:

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