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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkOctober 24, 2014
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License Title: Radon Mitigation Specialist

License Description: Persons in this profession evaluate radon or radon decay products test results to ensure validity of test; conduct and evaluate diagnostic tests necessary to design effective radon mitigation systems; and, design and install (or supervise the installation of) radon mitigation systems to reduce radon levels to below 4.0 pC/L.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 136B; Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 641-44

Requirements for License:Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have three years of relevant professional work experience (post-secondary education in a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for two of the three years of experience). They must successfully complete a one-week radon measurement and radon mitigation course approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Radon mitigation specialists are subject to annual inspection by IDPH. They must comply with a Department-approved worker protection plan and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program.

At least six hours of Department of Public Health-approved courses or seminars on radon mitigation are required annually for recredentialing.

Fees:
Application: $175 - Resident
$250 - Non-resident (Neither one is refundable)
Duration: One year
Renewal: $150 (or $40 for each radon mitigation system that costs greater than or equal to $200, whichever is greater)
Exam: $125


Examination:
When:Applicants must take and pass the Radon Contractors Proficiency Examination administered by the National Environmental Health Association.

Applicants must submit a detailed QA/QC plan for performing radon mitigation installations, and a detailed worker protection plan to IDPH, prior to receiving a credential. The worker protection plan must include a list of radiation safety measures that will be used to protect all workers before and during radon mitigation.

License Authority:
Bureau of Radiological Health

321 East 12th St-Lucas Bldg
Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: 5152810415
www.idph.state.ia.us/contact_us.asp

 
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