Radon Corporation of America

I found out through the Ohio Department of Health that Radon Corportion of America located in NY. is not an acceptable company to calibrate the Sun 1027 monitors I use.

Thankfully Laura from Sun Nuclear and Marybeth from the Ohio Department of Health were able to help me renew my license in time.

I would also like to thank Scott Gilligan for also helping me.

I would make sure if you are using this company you check with your state health department as you may have to deal with recalibrating your equipment.

I had a very heated discussion with Radon Corp. of America. I wanted a refund.


Anytime Dave!

No matter WHAT you do, make sure you use RECOGNIZED organizations and labs for anything having to do with public health. Ensure that the group you are doing business wth are recognized by the state or province where testing is performed. Follow all relevent protocols.

Hi David,
Where did you get certified in Ohio for radon testing? I need to get this certification. I have a local inspector who just places a cannister, which I assume he buys at Lowes. He calls this a radon test, but I feel like he is opening a can of liability worms and I want to be legit on this,
Thanks for any help!


Here is the link to the Ohio Radon Licensing Program


Your local inspector is violating state law, even though he is only placing canisters. Without a license, you cannot have any involvement with radon testing, mitigation, or even provide recommendations unless you are dealing with your own house.

Shawn Price


Shawn is right on. Need to be licensed.

You should report this to the Ohio Dept. of Heath as I doubt he follows or knows the testing protocol or has a QA/QP program.

Randy- I just want to point out that if your local competition is using cans from Lowe’s, that’s his prerogative. Licensing does not require the use of a CM. I’ve come across a few guys who are licensed and include liquid scintilation in their qa/qc. I have no idea why they would, but I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that they’re not licensed. In fact, nachi’s bed-buddy, ProLab, pushes scintilation for HI’s.

You are correct John that you don’t have to have a CRM to obtain a radon license in Ohio. A good QA/QC program can produce valid test results for different types of devices, but Ohio does check up on complaints regarding unlicensed practitioners and tries to keep the playing field level. I don’t think we could ask more out of a licening program.

To see who has a current license, search their database at:

Shawn Price

Shawn- one thing we could ask for is a list thats updated once in a while.

I agree John.

I know that the interface for finding licensed testers, mitigators and labs is pretty clunky and not that easy to “drive”. It does appear to build the list each time one searches though, so that does seem to work (once I figured it out.) But the question of how often they add and delete from their database is something that I don’t know yet. I’ll let you know what I get from ODH on the update frequency when I talk to them next week.

Have a great weekend.

Shawn Price


PRO-LAB’s Ohio laboratory license # is RL35 and expires in 2010.

http://pubapps.odh.ohio.gov/EnvLicense_Reports/External_License_Search_Results.aspx page 2.

Shawn- I don’t need a list, I’m a tester myself. It just looks a little crappy when an “up to date” publication says “last up dated 2006”.

John, That looks like the date the html page was modified. The list that is generated is supposedly real time. I have heard that they do not have a lot of website development assistance. Maybe none?

Nick, I guess you mean the folks that charge extra $ for analysis and even more $$ for fast service? Kinda like buying a hammer at the hardware store and finding out that the handle was extra. I bet not very many people like to get home and find out that they didn’t get everything they needed the first time. At least that is what I’ve heard from some of them. Oh well, to each his own, and why there are other choices…

Shawn Price