You’re thinking about pursuing a career that has to do with radon mitigation. If that’s the case, looking into a training program that will prepare you to obtain your NRPP mitigation certification is a must. As you look into course options, there are bound to be questions. Here is some information that will help.
Can Most of the Coursework Be Completed Online?
The good news is that much of the coursework needed to successfully complete your training and be ready to test for your certification can be done online. Some courses are set up so that you can take them any time of the day or night. That makes it all the easier to work around your present work schedule.
Keep in mind that you may be required to spend some time with a mentor. Those sessions would take place in person. Depending on how the courses are set up, you may be assigned a mentor that is in your area. In other instances, you may need to make travel plans in order to spend the required time with your mentor.
What Qualifications Must I Have to Sign Up for Courses?
The qualifications for signing up are not difficult. Some training centers will require that you have a high school diploma, or that you have a General Education certificate. There is usually no requirement for any type of college level degree.
Apart from educational credentials, you’re likely to find that working in construction, home inspection, and home repairs of any type will prove helpful with the coursework. The fact that you are known for scheduling your time effectively and getting things done will also make it easier for you to tackle and complete the courses.
How Long Do I Have to Complete the Courses?
Many trainers who are authorized to provide instruction that leads to NRPP mitigation certification structure their programs with working adults in mind. This is good news, since you will need to take the courses around your work schedule. Expect the training center to allow up to two years to complete everything, including any time spent with a mentor. On average, most people complete their courses in less than a year.
In terms of time spent in class, you will likely need to complete in the range of 26 course hours. There will be additional time required to spend with the mentor. Even if you work full-time, it’s possible to complete the courses and be ready to test for your certification within a matter of months.
How Long Will I Remain Certified?
Once you obtain your certification, it will remain in effect for two years in most jurisdictions. Along the way, you may take additional courses in order to keep up to date. Just prior to the end of the certification, you can register to take another test. If you pass, your certification remains intact and is extended for another term.
Consider how this type of training could open new doors for you. Along with helping to detect radon in structures, you would also be in a position to help lower those levels and keep people safer. That’s a career choice that will bring a lot of personal satisfaction.