Both of you need to stop the rhetoric regarding training and what is required here in NY State to be listed as a certified radon professional by the NY State DOH.
We are not arguing about the training, because NACHI’s course may be the BEST, and it will not matter to the DOH, at all. You can be trained by NACHI and a member of the org and it WILL NOT MATTER to the DOH.
Sorry, it is not NEHA, it is AARST. But if you are not certified by AARST, NRSB, NJ, or PA, you are NOT a Certified Radon Professional in NY State according to its Department of Health, which oversees the radon testing program. This is what is discriminitory, IMO, yet you are apparently choosing to ignore it.
Call them. They will explain it to you. Their explanation makes no sense and is discriminitory, IMO, as the State does NOT require radon testers to have training AT ALL… but you have to meet one of the listed criteria to be listed as being certified on the State’s own website.
Yet, they have a list of recognized Certified Radon Testers. Read it HERE:
I have asked for NACHI to intervene on the behalf of NY Members for quite a while. Instead, we are told how great the NACHI training is. One has nothing to do with the other, when the DOH policy hurts trained and qualified NACHI members.
What is the Association proposing to do about this?
From the State of NY Department of Health Website:
One other thing, and this is important… for the purposes of THIS discussion, having a course recognized for Hi continuing education is something overseen by the Department of State. While the DOS may accept the NACHI radon course for purposes of educational requirements for licensing renewal, that course is NOT recognized by the Department of Health, which oversees the statewide radon program. Two different departments. Two different functions. Two different mindsets.
And THIS is where I’d like to see NACHI become recognized, because THIS will help its NY members, by having us listed on that DOH website. Having our members recognized as radon measurement professionals by the department responsible for the State’s program would be beneficial to our members and to the Association, by giving it a leg-up over the others. Not having my name on the State’s list of certified radon testers hurts my business.
By the way, and this is a real kicker… I took the NRSB training and passed the NRSB radon measurement specialist certification. But, because I am not a member of NRSB, it is meaningless in the eyes of the DOH, so it is more than just the training. Again, this is just wrong.