Section .1800 standards for radon Proficiency program approval

 

10A NCAC 15 .1801 requirements for registration of radon Proficiency programs

(a) In addition to the definitions found in Rule .0104 of this Chapter, the following definition shall apply to this Rule: "Radon proficiency program" means an organization that provides training, competency testing, and certification to an individual as a radon professional.

(b) Persons seeking initial registration, to amend a registration, or to renew a registration as a radon proficiency program shall:

(1) submit an application for registration to the agency at the addresses shown in Rule .0111(a) of this Chapter or as otherwise instructed by the agency. Applications for initial registration and applications to renew a registration shall be submitted with supporting information demonstrating that the requirements of Paragraph (c) of this Rule and S.L. 2023-91, s. 2 are met. Applications to amend a registration shall be submitted with an attachment explaining the items to be amended; and

(2) comply with the provisions of Paragraph (h) of this Rule.

(c) The Department shall approve an application for initial registration or to renew a registration as a radon proficiency program that meets the criteria set out in S.L. 2023-91, s. 2.

(d) Radon proficiency program registrations issued by the Department shall expire at midnight on the expiration date stated on the radon proficiency program registration. The Department shall not issue an initial or renewed registration expiring less than one year from the date of issuance.

(e) The Department shall deny an application for initial registration or to renew a registration as a radon proficiency program if the application fails to demonstrate compliance with Paragraph (c) of this Rule and S.L. 2023-91, s. 2.

(f) Persons whose radon proficiency program registrations are revoked or expired may apply for registration in accordance with Paragraph (b) of this Rule and S.L. 2023-91, s. 2.

(g) Each registrant shall, upon notice of at least 48 hours, make available to the Department for inspection records maintained pursuant to this Rule.

(h) Applications submitted to the Department for registration as a radon proficiency program shall contain the following information:

(1) Box 1, check the box next to the type of registration requested;

(2) Box 2, business physical address:

(A) name of the radiation proficiency program;

(B) phone number at the physical location;

(C) website associated with the radiation proficiency program;

(D) physical address of the business, including the street address, city, county, state, and zip code. The five digit zip code may be used if the nine digit zip code is not known;

(E) mailing address if different from Box 1. If the physical and mailing addresses are the same, the mailing address may be left blank: Mailing address of the business, including city, state, and zip code. The five digit zip code may be used if the nine digit zip code is not known; and

(F) name, phone number and email for the individual completing the form.

(3) Box 3, authorizing signature of individual responsible for the radon proficiency program:

(A) name of company or corporate office;

(B) full legal name. Middle initials may be used in lieu of the full middle name; and

(C) signature of the individual registering the radiation proficiency program on behalf of the business; and

(4) Additional Attachments to include with application:

(A) documents establishing compliance and periodic reaccreditation with the international program approval standard through accreditation by a recognized accreditation body or demonstration of current approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a radon proficiency; program; or

(B) list of a board members from various private and public sector stakeholders to make decisions regarding curriculum, testing, instructor qualifications, quality assurance and control, continuing education requirements, and procedures for the handling of complaints;

(C) minimum training requirements for radon professionals for each type of certification offered;

(D) examination requirements for each type of certification;

(E) continuing education requirements for each type of certification; and

(F) instructor names and qualifications demonstrating relevant knowledge and experience.

(5) copies of the registration form are available free of charge by emailing the contacts listed at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/health-service-regulation/north-carolina-radon-program/contacts.

 

History Note: Authority S.L. 2023-91, s. 2;

Temporary Adoption Eff. February 14, 2024.