New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted radon testing guidelines for public schools described in:

  • School Radon Testing Law Struck Down: Summary
  • School Radon Testing Program: Summary of Testing Requirements; REVISED 8/2/06 (HTML) or (PDF)*
  • School Radon Testing Program: Questions and Answers; REVISED 10/12/04 (HTML) or (PDF)*

The DEP and the Department of Education (DOE) jointly developed information about school testing and its requirements for school administrators, teachers, and parents which is provided in the following documents. For a list of the latest updates of all school-related documents, to ensure that you have the latest versions, check the following:

School Administrators


Teachers and Other School Personnel

The DEP worked collaboratively with several other agencies involved in school construction and administration to develop the administrative guidelines for schools and contractors outlined in:

Lists of certified testing and mitigation businesses, indicating which are certified to conduct work in schools, are available at:

Information for school officials wishing to conduct their own testing is summarized in:

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If you have specific questions not addressed in this website, please contact the DEP Radon Section at (800) 648-0394.

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