Frequently Asked Questions

 

 


 

 

How much do the courses cost?

The cost for each online radon course is listed on the course web page an overview of the costs for the courses is below:

Combined Radon Measurement and Mitigation: $700

Radon Measurement Only: $400

Radon for the Real Estate Industry (CE): $99

Radon Resistant New Construction (CE): $99

Radon Mitigation Only: $500

Field Session (required for completion of Combined and Mitigation Course): $250

 

How long do the courses take?

Information and details on each online radon course are listed on the course web page; an overview of the hours required for each course is listed below:

Combined Radon Measurement and Mitigation: Course is open for the specific 60 day period. You must complete by the session close date. There are 12 hours of Measurement presentations, 15 hours of Mitigation presentations, 4-6 hours of outside reading, and 18 quizzes to complete the course. It is based on a M-F 8am-5pm course and upon completion you get 40 hours of credit. You do not need to complete the field session before the 60 day period closes; you can complete the field session after the session ends.

Radon Measurement Only: Upon registration you will have 30 days to complete the course. There are 12 hours of Measurement presentations, 2-4 hours of outside reading, and 8 quizzes to complete the course. It is based on a M-T 8am-5pm in-person course and upon completion you get 16 hours of credit.

Radon for the Real Estate Industry (CE): Upon registration you will have 30 days from the date of registration to complete the course. There are about 4 hours of Radon for the Real Estate Industry presentations and 1 quiz to complete the course. You get 4 hours of CE credit.

Radon Resistant New Construction (CE): Upon registration you will have 30 days from the date of registration to complete the course. There are about 4 hours of Radon Resistant New Construction presentations and 1 quiz to complete the course. You get 4 hours of CE credit.

Radon Mitigation Only: Upon registration you will have 30 days to complete the course. There are about 15 hours of Mitigation presentations, 2-4 hours of outside reading, and 10 quizzes to complete the course. It is based on a W-F 8am-5pm in-person course and upon completion you get 24 hours of credit.

Field Session (required for completion of Combined and Mitigation Course): Upon registration you will need to schedule your field session with us by reviewing the field sessions available at the above link and emailing/calling our office with your selection: radoncourse@ksu.edu/785.532.6026. The field session will be at least one full 8am-5pm day and in some cases 1.5 days (1pm - 5pm & 8am - 5pm). Including travel to/from the field session, plan for 2 days to complete the hands-on field session portion.

 

Do I have to take the measurement course before/and/with the mitigation course?

To become a Certified Radon Mitigation professional, you will need a certificate of completion for a qualified Measurement Course. You can take them separately.

If you decide later to add mitigation you will need a copy of your Measurement course completion certificate.

If you only want to be certified as a Mitigation professional, you'll need a Measurement course completion certificate.

 

What resources and materials are provided with the course?

The courses provide all reference materials for the national radon guidelines necessary to be successful on the quizzes and national exams.

No ASTM or ANSI standards are provided with the course materials, these can be purchased from ASTM and ANSI directly.

Course is delivered through Instructure using recorded PowerPoint presentations, instructor videos, and demonstration videos.

 

How do I get my field day training?

Review the hands-on field session options on the Field Session Course page. Email/call our office to select what works for you. radoncourse@ksu.edu/785.532.6026

We strongly recommend that folks attend the field session portion of an in-person course as listed on the field session page. We find the group atmosphere of the field session portion really solidifies the course content for our online folks.

If none of these sessions works, we will work with you to find a field session host in your region. You will likely travel 4-6 hours one way to reach them as we do not ask our trainers to train their own competition.

In either case, most folks require 2 full days to complete the field session which itself must be at least 8 hours, but is often 1.5 days to cover all the content.

 

What counts for field day training?  Does work experience count?

Work experience cannot be counted for the field session component. You must complete and approved field session or shadow day as outlined above with one of our approved trainers to meet this requirement.

 

I’m almost out of time to complete the course.  Can I get an extension?

Please call to discuss your situation: 785.532.6026

 

In which states is this certification accepted?

Please review the Where is My KSU Online Course Accepted? page. Call us with specific questions: 785.532.6026

 

Are there any upcoming in-person courses?

Our in-person courses hosted by KSU are listed here: http://www.kansasradonprogram.org/courses

 

Can I use my tablet or smartphone to complete the coursework?

Yes, our online course management system is compatible with almost all tablets, smartphones, desktop computers, etc.

 

It’s 5:00 pm on Friday and I just finished my last quiz.  Why haven’t I gotten my certificate yet?!

Certificates are not generated automatically by the system; the system also does not alert us to complete courses. We are in the office from 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time and we check weekly for completed work once or twice a week during those hours. Feel free to email and request your certificate once you have completed the course.