To reduce the cost to school districts for the radon tests, the Illinois School Code allows school district employees to complete an online training course approved by IEMA in order to perform screening measurements in their district school buildings. By using a trained school district employee to conduct the tests, districts won't have the expense of hiring a licensed radon measurement contractor.
The Radon Measurement Course for School Districts Electing to Perform Radon Measurements is available for downloading. After completing the Radon Measurement course, district employees must demonstrate their knowledge of the course work by passing an online examination. After sucessfully passing the online exam a certificate will be emailed to the employee.
School districts interested in participating in the grant program recently awarded to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association of Illinois may register by contacting Patrick Daniels. The grant program will be available to the first 50 Illinois school districts to register with the Agency by email. Please include your District contact information in your correspondence.