Performance Testing & Calibrations


Device Performance Test (DPT)

A DPT is an exercise that proves you are proficient in using your chosen analytical device type. It requires that measurement device be exposed to a known amount of radon gas in an NRPP-approved radon chamber facility. PLEASE NOTE: For any certified professional utilizing an analytical device (Continuous Monitor or Electret with Reader), a performance test MUST be completed prior to your initial certification.

The device performance test process is as follows:

  • Ship the analytical device(s) (only one of each model you own/use) to an NRPP-approved test chamber.
  • The test chamber exposes the device to a known radon concentration for at least 48 hours and ships it back to you; the average radon concentration in chamber will not be provided.
  • You analyze the data and report the result to the test chamber on their analysis reporting form.
  • The test chamber compares your result to the actual average radon concentration to which your device was exposed and sends you a Performance Report detailing your accuracy.
  • You must submit the Performance Report to NRPP as part of the initial certification process. Once certified by NRPP with your device(s), you can use your analytical device knowing you can provide accurate results to your customers.


NRPP-Approved Test Chambers

Please contact one of the chambers below to schedule your performance test.

Bowser-Morner, Inc. | 937.236.8805 | bowser-morner.com

KSU Radon Chamber | 785.532.6026 | ksuradonchamber.org

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada | 800.263.5803 | radiationsafety.ca

 
 

Annual Device Calibrations

Each of your analytical test devices must be carefully calibrated to a known radon concentration once a year. You must submit a proof of calibration on an annual basis for EVERY device registered with NRPP, in order to apply for and maintain your certification. The calibration date will represent the anniversary date by which future calibrations are to occur.

The chamber operator or manufacturer most commonly performs the calibration without any input from the user/owner of the device(s). The device(s) are serviced and sent back to the owner with a certificate showing that calibration was completed successfully. This certificate must be submitted to NRPP for each registered device.

The proof of calibration must show:

  • Manufacturer name
  • Model number
  • Serial number
  • Date of calibration
  • Name of facility performing calibration
  • Calibration results


Device Specific Training

If you have successfully completed a Device Performance Test (DPT) in the past, you can fulfill your 2-year requirement by completing one of the following courses for your specific device in lieu of performing another DPT.

Classroom, Home Study and Web Based Courses

CORPRO-800, 2 CE hours, Airthings Corentium Pro Training Course - Web Based

Airthings Corentium Pro Training Course 

Course ID#: CORPRO-800
Applicable to: Measurement
Course Type: Online
C.E. Credits: 2


Course Description:
  This course offers sufficient information on how to operate Corentium Pro for radon measurements. It includes info on how to use the software, as well as a walk through of the QA Plan specific to Corentium Pro.

Provided by Airthings, Geneva, IL, Phone: (855) 561-4483, Email: procertif@airthings.com
Website: https://www.corentiumpro.com/course/

RS300-800, 2 CE hours, RadStar 300: RadonAway Device Specific Training - Web Based

RadStar 300: RadonAway Device Specific Training 

Course ID#: RS300-800
Applicable to: Measurement
Course Type: Online
C.E. Credits: 2


Course Description:
  Show your proficiency in operating the RadStar 300. This free course guides the user/owner through operations, procedures and troubleshooting of the RadStar 300 when performing Radon Measurements. Including downloading, generating and analyzing reports for your clients. Includes requirements to generate and upload a genuine 48hr test with quiz questions and pass an additional unique quiz for DPT.

Provided by Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., Ward Hill, MA, Phone: (978) 521-0901, Email: training@spruce.com
Website: http://sprucetraining.talentlms.com/

RS800-801, 2 CE hours, RadStar 800: RadonAway Device Specific Training - Web Based

RadStar 800: RadonAway Device Specific Training 

Course ID#: RS800-801
Applicable to: Measurement
Course Type: Online
C.E. Credits: 2


Course Description:
  Show your proficiency in operating the RadStar 800. This free course guides the user/owner through operations, procedures and troubleshooting of the RadStar 800 when performing Radon Measurement. including downloading, generating and analyzing reports for your client. Includes requirements to generate and upload a genuine 48hr test with quiz questions and pass an additional unique quiz for DPT.

Provided by Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., Ward Hill, MA, Phone: (978) 521-0901, Email: training@spruce.com
Website: http://sprucetraining.talentlms.com/

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