Radon Measurement and Mitigation Specialists

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Radon Measurement Specialist means an individual who performs radon or radon progeny measurements for a radon measurement business; or provides professional advice on radon or radon progeny measurements, health risks, radon-related exposure, radon entry routes, or other radon-related activities.

Radon Mitigation Specialist means an individual who designs mitigation systems, or an individual who performs and evaluates diagnostic tests to determine appropriate radon or radon progeny mitigation systems and may perform the duties of a radon mitigation technician for a radon mitigation business.

Requirements for Licensure as a Radon Measurement Specialist:

Qualifications:  To receive a credential to practice as a radon measurement specialist, an individual must meet the following qualifications: 

  1. Age and Good Character: Be at least 19 years old and of good character;

  2. Citizenship/Resident Information:  Be a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence under the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) and who is eligible for a credential under the Uniform Credentialing Act, or a nonimmigrant whose visa for entry, or application for visa for entry, is related to employment in the United States.

  3. Training: Within four years prior to application, the applicant must have successfully completed training courses on radon measurement;

  4. Examination: Have passed the examination on radon measurement  approved by the Department

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To apply for licensure as a Radon Measurement Specialist you must submit the following:

  1. A completed application;

  2. The licensure fee of $92

  3. Proof of Age:   Evidence of at least 19 years of age (i.e.:  driver’s license, birth certificate, marriage license, school transcript, US State ID card, Military ID, or similar documentation);

  4. Proof of Citizenship, lawful permanent residence, and/or immigration status:  You must submit a copy of at least one of the following documents:

  1. A U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired);

  2. A birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal;

  3. An American Indian Card (I-872);

  4. A Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570);

  5. A Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561);

  6. Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350);

  7. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (FS-240);

  8. Certification of Birth Abroad (FS-545 or DS-1350);

  9. A United States Citizen Identification Card (I-197 or I-179);

  10. A Northern Mariana Card (I-873);

  11. An Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551, otherwise known as a “Green Card”);

  12. An unexpired foreign passport with an unexpired Temporary I-551 stamp bearing the same name as the passport;

  13. A document showing an Alien Registration Number (“A#”) with visa status; or

  14. A form I-94 (arrival-departure Record) with visa status.

  1. Court records and letter of explanation if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony;

  1. Official court records, which includes charges and disposition;

  2. Copies of arrest records;

  3. A letter from you explaining the circumstances surrounding the conviction;

  4. If the conviction involved a drug and/or alcohol related offense, all addiction/mental health evaluations and proof of treatment (if treatment was obtained and/or required); and

  5. If you are currently on probation, a letter from your probation officer addressing probationary conditions and your current status.

NOTE: If you have any criminal charges or license disciplinary actions pending that results in conviction or license discipline, you are required to report such actions to this department within 30 days.

Requirements for Licensure as a Radon Mitigation Specialist

Qualifications:  To receive a credential to practice as a radon mitigation specialist, an individual must meet the following qualifications: 

  1. Age and Good Character: Be at least 19 years old and of good character;

  2. Citizenship/Resident Information:  Be a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence under the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) and who is eligible for a credential under the Uniform Credentialing Act, or a nonimmigrant whose visa for entry, or application for visa for entry, is related to employment in the United States.

  3. Training: Within four years prior to application, the applicant must have successfully completed training courses on radon measurement or radon mitigation;

  4. Examination: Have passed the examination on radon mitigation approved by the Department;

  5. Education: Any combination of two (2) years relevant college education or relevant work experience:

  1. Relevant post-secondary education means a curriculum in architecture, engineering, building construction, physical sciences, or related disciplines. One year of post-secondary education will consist of a minimum of 24 semester hours, of which at least ten hours must be in the above subject areas, or 36 quarter hours, of which at least 15 hours must be in the above subject areas; or

  2. Relevant work experience means the design, construction and renovation of buildings, or associated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

To apply for licensure as a Radon Mitigation Specialist, you must submit the following:

  1. A completed  application

  2. The licensure fee of $92

  3. Proof of Age:   Evidence of at least 19 years of age (i.e.:  driver’s license, birth certificate, marriage license, school transcript, US State ID card, Military ID, or similar documentation);

  4. Proof of Citizenship, lawful permanent residence, and/or immigration status:  You must submit a copy of at least one of the following documents:

  1. A U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired);

  2. A birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal;

  3. An American Indian Card (I-872);

  4. A Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570);

  5. A Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561);

  6. Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350);

  7. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (FS-240);

  8. Certification of Birth Abroad (FS-545 or DS-1350);

  9. A United States Citizen Identification Card (I-197 or I-179);

  10. A Northern Mariana Card (I-873);

  11. An Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551, otherwise known as a “Green Card”);

  12. An unexpired foreign passport with an unexpired Temporary I-551 stamp bearing the same name as the passport;

  13. A document showing an Alien Registration Number (“A#”) with visa status; or

  14. A form I-94 (arrival-departure Record) with visa status.

  1. Proof of successful completion of an approved training course;

  2. Proof of passing the radon measurement proficiency test;

  3. Proof of any combination of two (2) years relevant college education or relevant work experience:

    a.  Transcript from school, college or university showing appropriate classes
         taken, and number of semester or quarter hours earned; or

    b.  Documentation of experience, if applicable, including:
         (1) Dates of relevant work experience;
         (2) Location of relevant work experience; and
         (3) Name of employer who directed relevant work experience.

     8.  Court records and letter of explanation if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony;

  1. Official court records, which includes charges and disposition;

  2. Copies of arrest records;

  3. A letter from you explaining the circumstances surrounding the conviction;

  4. If the conviction involved a drug and/or alcohol related offense, all addiction/mental health evaluations and proof of treatment (if treatment was obtained and/or required); and

  5. If you are currently on probation, a letter from your probation officer addressing probationary conditions and your current status.

NOTE: If you have any criminal charges or license disciplinary actions pending that results in conviction or license discipline, you are required to report such actions to this department within 30 days.

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Fees

See application

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Application

These forms may be completed online, however, they cannot be submitted via e-mail due to the fact that all applications and forms require original signatures. If you complete the form online, you must print the form and mail it to the address below.

Fees (if applicable) are payable to the "Licensure Unit."

Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

pdf icon  Duplicates/Reissue Form
pdf icon  Name Change Form
pdf icon  Radon Initial Application
pdf icon  Radon Reinstatement Application

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Renewal Information

All radon licenses expire March 31 of odd-numbered years. The Department will send all active license holders a renewal notice at least 30 days before March 31 of odd-numbered years to the license holder’s last address of record. The licensee must choose one of the following options during the renewal period:

Active Status:  Submit the renewal notice, the renewal fees of $92, and attestation of completing 3 hours of continuing education or 5 hours of continuing education if you hold a measurement and mitigation license; or

Inactive Status:  Submit the renewal notice with a check in the box marked inactive.  No fee is required for inactive status.

Inactive means that you cannot practice but may represent yourself as having an inactive license. To change from inactive to active status you must meet renewal requirements which are in effect at the time status change is requested.

All renewals must be postmarked on or before March 31 of odd-numbered years to avoid expiration. If you continue to practice you will be subject to an administrative penalty of $10 per day up to a maximum of $1,000.

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Continuing Education

  1. Every renewal period, a licensed individual must complete at least six hours of radon courses, seminars, or meetings offered or approved by the Agency and attest to the completion of these hours.

  2. Exemptions:

    1. If an individual holds a measurement and a mitigation license, a minimum of eleven hours of continuing education must be completed.

    2. Continuing education credit for attending an approved radon measurement or mitigation training course after initial licensure remains valid for three years from date of course attendance.

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Name and Address Change

To request an address change, you can contact Patti Owens at (402) 471-2299 or e-mail at patricia.owens@nebraska.gov. If you wish to change your name on your Licensure Unit record, you must mail a pdf iconwritten request with your signature notarized along with a copy of the legal document verifying name change to:

Licensure Unit
Radon Program
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

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Duplicates/Reissue

Duplicates: A duplicate large license or small license card may be requested at the time of initial licensure.

Reissue: A large license and/or small license card may be reissued when the licensee requests: additional documents; replacement of original document(s) due to loss, mutilation or destruction; or replacement of document(s) due to a name change.

To request a reissued license, you must submit a pdf iconrequest for reissuance.  Submit the request to:

Licensure Unit
Radon
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

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Rules and Regulations/Statutes

pdf iconRequirements for Radon and Radon Progeny Measurement and Mitigation Services - 180 NAC 11

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Contact Us

Office Address:

Mailing Address Physical Address
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th and M Streets
3rd Floor
Lincoln, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 471-2299
Fax: (402) 471-3577

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time)
Monday through Friday

For Scope of Practice, course information, and business license questions, contact:

          Nebraska Radon Program
          301 Centennial Mall South
          PO Box 95026
          Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
          web site: Nebraska Radon Program Home Page

          Mark Versch, Environmental Health Analyst
          Phone: (402) 471-0594
          e-mail: mark.versch@nebraska.gov

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Other Related Contacts

For Individual Radon Licensure:

Patti Owens, Health Licensing Specialist
Phone: (402) 471-2299
e-mail: patricia.owens@nebraska.gov

Rene Tiedt, Program Manager, Office of Rehabilitation and Community Services
Phone: (402) 471-2299
e-mail: rene.tiedt@nebraska.gov

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Certification/Verification

Certification and Verification information can be obtained by checking the website at: http://www.nebraska.gov/LISSearch/search.cgi

OR

To request either a certification or verification or your license to be sent to another state licensing agency, send your request in writing along with the proper fee to the our office. Checks should be made payable to DHHS, Licensure Unit.

Certification

  1. Fee - $25.00
  2. Certification includes:
    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License number
    4. Issuance date
    5. Expiration date
    6. School and date of graduation, if applicable
    7. Examination Information
    8. Whether the license was granted by examination, or reciprocity
    9. Whether disciplinary action has been taken against the license. If so, the type(s) and date(s) of the action will be included.
    10. Administrator signature
    11. SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Verification

  1. Fee - $5.00
  2. Verification includes: written conformation as to whether a license or registration was valid at the time the request was made.
    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License Number
    4. Expiration Date
    5. Department Staff Signature

A verification does not include the SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services nor information relating to discipline, school, or examination.

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Complaints

To file a complaint, please contact the following persons at the Nebraska Radon Program:

Mark Versch, Environmental Health Analyst
Phone: (402) 471-0594
e-mail: mark.versch@nebraska.gov

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