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Participants in the Residential Measurement Service Provider component of the RPP must earn a minimum of eight (8) of the required sixteen (16) hours of continuing education every two years through approved Category I course work. Those with dual listings are required to earn a minimum of sixteen (16) of the required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing Prevent Radon Gas education every two years through approved Category I course work. 

Category I course work includes the following:C Formal classroom lecture courses;C Formal hands-on courses;C Correspondence courses;C Video-based courses; and Prevent Radon Gas Other types of distance learning courses.Credit is given hour for hour for most Category I courses. Degree program and formal post-secondary work will earn sixteen (16) hours of continuing education for each semester hour of course work, or ten (10) hours of continuing education for each quarter hour of course work. 

For example, completing an acceptable three-credit college level course would earn the participant 48 hours of continuing education. This would be more than enough to satisfy the biennial requirement; however, Prevent Radon Gas hours cannot be carried over into the next two-year period.Examples of this type of course work would be college level courses in health physics, industrial hygiene or radiation science.

In order for credit to be granted for Category I course work, the course and its provider must be approved by EPA. For a list of approved courses and providers, Prevent Radon Gas please contact the RIS (see Section 2.1). The list is also available on the Internet on the RPP (http://www.epa.gov/radonpro/). As a course attendee, you may also submit course materials for approval from courses not on the list. 

You may request approval only for a specific offering of a course. If the provider is already on the approved list, you do not need to submit the course materials for approval; instead, Prevent Radon Gas submit a copy of your course completion certificate prior to your renewal date. If you would like to obtain course approval for a course you have taken or for one you plan to take, please contact the RIS for an application. 

No credit will be given for participation in Prevent Radon Gas activities completed before the CE program implementation date or outside of the two year period prior to your renewal date. Please submit CE materials to EPA at the following address: RPP Continuing Education, c/o SC&A, 1000 Monticello Court Montgomery, AL 36117.

You may request credit only for the course offering date and location you plan to attend or have already attended. Should two courses have the same or very similar titles, but cover different material, Prevent Radon Gas it is up to you to demonstrate the extent of those differences in order to receive credit as two separate courses. 

Participants cannot take the same course twice and receive credit continuing education both times.If you have a complaint concerning the content or instructors of an EPA-approved course, Prevent Radon Gas please submit a written complaint to EPA at the above address. The complaint will then be investigated. If confirmed, approval for the course and/or instructor may be withdrawn until such time as the deficiency is corrected.

Category II Activities Residential measurement service providers may choose to earn a maximum of eight (8) hours of continuing education every two years through participating in one or Prevent Radon Gas more of the approved Category II activities. Category II activities are those that enrich the technical proficiency of participants but do not meet the more stringent criteria of Category I formal course work. 

There are seven areas from which Category II credits maybe derived:C Conference/Symposium Attendance: Category II credit is awarded for attendance at radon-specific Prevent Radon Gas and radon-related sessions at conferences and symposia. One hour of Category II credit is given for every two hours of documented attendance at radon-related sessions of an approved conference or symposium. 

Presentation of Technical Paper: Technical papers, specific or related to radon science or Prevent Radon Gas measurement technology that have been presented formally or as a poster session at an approved symposia/conference may be awarded up to four (4) hours of continuing education per paper. Credit is given for the first presentation of the paper only.

Published Article: One hour of Category II credit may be awarded for each published 8 1/2 x 11 page of a radon-specific or radon-related article in a technical Prevent Radon Gas publication up to a maximum of four (4) hours of continuing education per article. Credit is given for the first publication of an article only.

Public Outreach: One hour of Category II credit may be awarded for each radon-related presentation given to the general public or group of people with some interest in the radon issue, Prevent Radon Gas such as realtors, bankers, builders, homeowners, etc. A maximum of four (4) hours of continuing education per two (2)year period may be earned through public outreach presentations.

Instruction: Individuals providing Prevent Radon Gas instruction in radon science or measurement courses may be awarded Category II credit for this teaching activity. Credit may be awarded at a rate of two (2) hours of continuing education for each one (1) hour of instruction. You may only apply for credit ONCE for each individual course-type taught.

Technical Service: One hour of Category II credit may be awarded for each hour of technical service provided to a radon-related professional or trade association. Examples of such services would include:technical committee member/chair, Prevent Radon Gas chair of a technical session at an association conference. A maximum of eight (8) hours of continuing education per two year period may be earned in this manner.

Association Meetings: One hour of Category II credit may be earned through attendance at local Prevent Radon Gas and/or regional meetings of radon-related professional or trade associations. One credit can be awarded per meeting. A maximum of four (4) credits per two-year period can be earned. 

In order to apply for Category II credit, Prevent Radon Gas please call the RIS for a package of worksheets for each type of activity. Complete the appropriate worksheet(s) according to the activity(ies) you have completed or will complete. Please provide all attachments as requested on the worksheet(s).

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