NRPP Exam

(Patrick Carter) #1

This is just a heads up for those wishing to take the NRPP exam for Radon measurement.
The nachi Radon course has been approved as a pre-testing course. It is not listed on the NRPP website. But I did get confirmation from them that it will work. Whilst the Nachi course is ok it is too in depth for exam prep. If your prepping for the exam then my recommendations are the following:

  1. Do the Nachi Radon Course
  2. Do the Nachi Radon course again.
  3. Learn in detail about the different types of testing methods.
  4. Learn about the pros & cons for each testing method.
  5. Learn about what if’s i.e. one above 4pCi/L one below 4pCi/L with regards to real estate transactions.

Hope this helps

(George Skeeters, HI-3186) #2

Thanks for the info!

(Roy D. Cooke, Sr) #3

Thanks …Much appreciated … Roy

(Dennis C. Palmer) #4

Is the NACHI course also recognized for the NRPP continuing education requirements?

Dennis Palmer
Full Spectrum Inspections

(Andrew Holter) #5

Thank you for this information! There is very little online about this exam, length of exam, number of questions, content ect. It has been nerve racking preparing to take the exam because there are so few resources out there to help.

Thank you for posting.

Andrew

(Travis Hendershot) #6

Hi everyone,

I recently took the NRPP exam and wanted to throw in my opinion as well. I do agree that the Nachi course is far to spread out on topics and detailed to be a good study guide. Below is a breakdown of the actual subjects they question you on. I am sure this changes slightly from test to test.

Physics of Radon - 14 Questions
Health Effects of radon - 10 Questions
Radon Entry into the home - 10 Questions
Conducting Measurements - 16 Questions
Interpret Non Real Estate - 5 Questions
Interpret Real estate - 6 Questions
QA/QC - 11 Questions
Passive Devices - 13 Questions
Active Devices - 5 Questions
Basic Mitigation Approach - 6 Questions
Radon in Water - 1 Question
Standards of Conduct - 3 Questions

I completed both the radon measurement service provider course and advanced radon measurement service provider course through Internachi with no problems and pretty quickly. Treating that as my study and going to take the proctored exam was my mistake. I am going to retake the exam after building myself a study guide based on the above NRPP format.

(Matthew Rotz) #7

This test is no joke! I passed it though!

The InterNACHI Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course follows the exact same format/sections of the NRPP Residential Radon Measurement Provider Examination.

With that being said the others who said the InterNACHI course was too broad on the topics I would agree. However, if you study and memorize everything you should be good.

Hint: The answers to a lot of the questions are in the long boring parts.

Parker, Colorado Home Inspector

(Edwin Dunckley) #8

Greetings all.

I (barely) passed my NRPP exam today with knowledge exclusively based on InterNACHI’s Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course. The exam was way harder than expected. I may not have put enough time into it if not for the warnings above, so heed their advice. I squeaked by with 73% but got it done first try. If it was not so expensive, I’d study again and re-take to feel better about my score. 2/4 on ethics! Wow.

Many questions seemed to have multiple right answers. Example, which device is more susceptible to air movement: AT, LS, EL, GS, … - I thought they were all affected by moving air like in ventilation, no? The questions are also thoughtful. 100 questions, 2 hours which was plenty. The less you know the more time you’ll have :slight_smile: Formulas and calculator are provided. Very little math. Know how to figure which is more exposure: 52 years in 4 pCi/L at 0.4 ER versus 7 years at 30 pCi/L at 0.6 ER, etc.

I agree with all comments above that the NACHI course is not an ideal basis for NRPP exam, however its all in there including the long boring parts.

My tips:
(1) Download the Advanced Radon study guide - there is a link to it near the top of the course. It is easier to re-read in PDF format than to step through the course page-by-page again.
(2) Many questions are based on the EPA Radon guides. Those are in the NACHI course, or get them at https://www.epa.gov/radon/publications-about-radon.
(3) There were more questions about mitigation than I expected. I skimped on those since that’s not what I’ll be doing. Mistake.
(4) Know all the device types, not just the one you use/plan to use.

Point is, you really have to cover all elements of the course.

Good luck.

(Nick Martin) #9

Thanks to all who have provided guidance. I realize this was an old thread that was resurrected earlier this year, and could be considered old again by now. I’m going to be taking my exam soon and appreciate the insights. I’ll post again with my own thoughts after I take the exam.

(Damon Newsome) #10

Thanks. taking the State test next week.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #11

Yes it is. Scroll down this page: http://aarst-nrpp.com/wp/entry-level-courses/ It’s under “Web Based Courses.”