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Certification Procedures

To assure state residents that testing and remediation are performed efficiently and to the highest possible standards, New Jersey law requires that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) certify radon measurement and mitigation businesses. All persons who perform radon measurement tests or mitigation in New Jersey must also be certified. A person must demonstrate sufficient education and experience, take DEP approved training course(s) and pass a written examination.

In New Jersey, residents should only work with businesses that are certified to measure and/or remediate radon. Individuals from the businesses must have proof of certification and homeowners should ask to see that proof. Each certification is good for a year and then must be renewed with the state. Even the radon test devices sold in stores are required to be from companies that the DEP has certified.

Business Certification

There are two types of certified radon business available in New Jersey:

  1. Certified Radon Measurement Business
  2. Certified Radon Mitigation Business
Please contact the Radon Program [(800)648-0394 within New Jersey or (609)984-5425 from outside New Jersey] to obtain an application and further information.

Professional Certification

There are four types of radon worker certification available in New Jersey:

  1. Certified Radon Measurement Specialist
  2. Certified Radon Measurement Technician
  3. Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist
  4. Certified Radon Mitigation Technician

individuals who want to become a certified radon worker must:

  1. Attend a New Jersey approved course (see list of approved training courses (pdf)).
  2. Pass the New Jersey Certification Examination (Exam Dates).
  3. Affiliate with a certified Radon Business

An individual is issued a provisional certification to allow them to obtain 6 months of radon work experience. After 6 months, the business with which the individual is affiliated must submit a letter to the Radon Section documenting the individual's radon work experience. At that time the individual will become fully certified. For Certification Renewal a pre-printed version of the application will be mailed to the address that is in our database. The application needs to be reviewed for accuracy. Any changes need to be documented on the application before returning the renewal application to the Radon Section

Please contact the Radon Program [(800)648-0394 within New Jersey or (609)984-5425 from outside New Jersey] to obtain an application and further information.

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