Applying for a License
32 Ill. Adm. Code 422 (pdf)
This rule is implementing the Radon Industry Licensing Act
Radon Qualifications Courses
The first step in applying for a Professional or Technician License is to complete an IEMA approved Qualification Course.
- Radon Measurement or Mitigation Qualifying Courses
This list provides updated information on radon courses offered in Illinois.
Application for License Exam
The second step is to apply for and pass an Illinois approved license/qualification exam.
IEMA is no longer providing radon qualifications examinations. In accordance with the Programmatic Conditions of the State Indoor Radon Grant that requires state grant recipients shall in the absence of an existing state-run process established under a state’s regulatory requirements for credentialing of radon service providers (e.g., state license), the required public list shall only be satisfied by referring consumers to the two currently-recognized, national radon proficiency programs, National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). IEMA in accordance with the Requirements for Issuance or Renewal of Licenses (32 Illinois Administrative Code 422.60) approves the qualification exams of the NRPP and NRSB. Those exams application processes can be found at:
NOTE: All individuals applying for any radon measurement license (technician or professional)
MUST take a Radon Measurement Specialist/ Professional exam. All individuals applying for any radon mitigation license (technician or professional)
MUST take a Radon Mitigation Specialist/ Professional exam. IEMA will not accept passing score reports from any technician exams to meet this licensing requirement.
Additional organizations who wish to provide radon qualification exams who are compliant with the credentialing requirements outlined in ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, may contact the Agency at 217-782-1325 to submit their credentialing certification and exams for approval.
Application for Professional License
The IEMA Radon License Application process is completed on the IEMA Radon Licensing Portal for directions on how to access the portal and guidance documents on how to apply for your license.
Quality Assurance Program Guidance
To assist applicants IEMA provides guidance on writing Quality Assurance Programs. The instructions in this guidance document describe the areas and information needed by the Agency to evaluate an applicant’s Quality Assurance Program for a professional license. The regulations require licensees to develop and implement written policies and procedures, which ensure compliance with the Radon Industry Licensing Act and 32 Illinois Administrative Code 422. The Appendices provide guidance and a sample Quality Assurance Program that an applicant may choose to use in their program.
Worker Protection Program
Measurement and Mitigation Professional Applicants - Tracking and reporting exposure to radon is required.
For radon information by telephone call (800) 325-1245 (Information Line) or to speak to an IEMA Radon Program staff member call (217) 782-1325.