FAQs – CE Courses

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Answers - Courses:

  • Where do I find the list of courses that I can take?
    • If you are new to CERTI, you can go to Continuing Education to see a complete list of courses.

    • If you are a returning CERTI student, once you log in to the site – go to "My Home Page" – at the bottom of the page is a listing of all the CE courses you have not yet taken. You can click on any course title to get more information and to register.

  • Can I repeat a course?

NRPP does not allow you to repeat CE courses. Please note, if you have taken a course from another training provider with a title similar to one of ours - that is not the same course. You can tell by the NRPP number assigned to the course.

  • Can I repeat my Initial Training Course?

Because there is so much rich content in the CERTI Entry Level Measurement or Mitigation courses, students often like to repeat the course as reinforcement of fundamentals. To fulfill that desire, CERTI has obtained approval of its Entry Level courses as CE so you can repeat the entry level courses as CE – in two formats for each course, one for 24 CE credits and one for 16 CE credits. Each of these can be completed one time.

  • How do I know if I have taken a course already?
    • If you are new to CERTI - all of our courses are available to you.  Even if you have taken a course with a similar name, if it is from a different trainer, it is a different course.  You can tell by the NRPP Number assigned to the course.

    • If you are a returning CERTI student, you can see a list of courses you have completed through CERTI by logging in to the site and going to "My Home Page" – on that page you will see a list of courses in which you are registered, with a "check mark" next to the ones that are completed. You can also see a list of course certificates you have received.

  • Which courses are for Measurement and which courses are for Mitigation?

All CERTI CE courses are approved for both Measurement and Mitigation certifications.

  • How do I know which courses are approved for my state?

For CERTI courses, you can go to "Course Approvals" to get a listing of the courses approved by your state. Most states accept courses that have been approved by NRPP. All of the courses provided by CERTI are approved by NRPP.

  • Are there some CE courses that can be used to obtain a new credential?

Yes, for example if you are certified in radon measurement and you want to expand into mitigation, you can take the mitigation add-on course to be become certified in mitigation as well as use it for CE in renewing your measurement certification.

There are also some CERTI courses that deal with specialty areas such as Conducting Surveys in Large Buildings or the Train-The-Speaker program where you can demonstrate to your clients that you have a special skill. When you complete these courses we also display your name on our website under the CERTI Trained Professional (CTP) area so you can help you market these special capabilities.

  • Is there new content in the CE courses?

We at CERTI strive to add new content to our CE courses such that it truly builds on your current skills. Sure, there are some basics that we cover as a basis for the CE course, such as QA/QC, but we strive to take it one step further so there is a benefit to the course rather than a repeat of old facts.

  • How long does it take to go through the course?

The number of credits the course is approved for determines the amount of time anticipated to complete the course. A 4 CE credit course will typically take about 4 hours to complete – including the completion of all the quiz questions. As in all of our courses, we do not have a time limit and you can start and stop as you need to.

  • Is there a time limit for completing the course?

No – none of our courses have time limits.

  • Can I go back into the course to refresh my memory on something after I have finished the course?

Yes, you continue to have access to the course even after you have completed it. We do not take you out of courses so that you can continue to access the resources.

  • If I have technical questions is there someone I can talk to for additional help?

Yes, you can always call our lead instructor who can help you.

  • Can I call and ask for technical help after I complete the course?

Yes, in fact that is one of the biggest advantages of being a CERTI student. If after you are working in the field and you run across a unique situation or just want to bounce an idea off someone, simply call us. We want you to be successful and offer technical support to all of our students-well after the course is completed.

  • Is there a discount if more than one person in my company that wants to take the training?

Yes, we are always happy to work with you to maintain certifications for everyone in your company. Please contact us directly so we can assist you.

Answers - Requirements:

  • How many credits do I need to renew my certification?

The following requirements apply to individuals certified as Residential Measurement Providers and/or Residential Mitigation Providers by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). The requirements are identical to what the U.S. EPA required in its former proficiency program. Continuing education is not required of Analytical Laboratories, other than for the Responsible Party who must be certified as a Residential Measurement Provider.

One Certification – Measurement OR Mitigation
• 16 Category I CE Credits every two years OR
• Up to 8 Category II CE Credits AND Balance of 16 in Category I CE Credits

Both Certifications – Measurement and Mitigation
• 24 Category I CE Credits every two years OR
• Up to 8 Category II CE Credits AND Balance of 24 in Category I CE Credits

C-NRPP Note: Individuals certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) currently are to follow the above criteria. However as of November 2014, new policies are under consideration by the C-NRPP and one is advised to visit their website or contact them directly for new updates to their policy.

  • What is the difference between Category I and Category II credits?
    • Category I credits are typically courses which you purchase and have been approved by a certifying board and been assigned a number. All of CE courses sold by CERTI are Category I.

    • Category II credits are typically credits you can receive for attending a radon conference or giving a radon presentation. To obtain these credits you need to have proof of the activity and submit it the proof to the certifying board asking for credit.

CERTI also provides 4 free category II credits to students. The credits can be obtained by clicking on Free Category II Courses – within "My Courses" of "My Home Page" when you are logged in to the site. You do not need to obtain permission to get these credits, just follow the instructions within the course and download your course certificates.

  • How often do I need to renew my certification?

Certification is typically renewed every two years. If you are certified through your state you may have a different renewal cycle.

  • How do I know when my certification renews?

The card you were issued when you became certified has the renewal dates on it; and the certifying board typically has a listing online which indicates your renewal dates. As a CERTI student, you also have the ability to enter your renewal dates into "My Home Page" of your account. If you choose to keep track of your renewal dates within the CERTI site, we will send you reminders when your renewal date is getting close.

  • When do I need to take the courses?

Course completion certificates need to be dated within the two year time period between renewal dates.

  • What happens if my certification is already lapsed?

For NRPP renewals you just need to complete the required number of CE credits and submit the course certificates with your renewal application. For all other renewals (states and NRSB) you will need to check with their requirements.

  • After completing CE do I have to sit for another independent exam?

No, the only time you have to sit for the independent national exam is when you are initially certified. After that, merely completing the quiz questions within the course is sufficient.

  • How do I get the credits to the certifying board?

You just download your course certificate when you have completed the course then send a copy with your renewal application to the certifying board.