Annual Report 2016
Air and water
Private Well Water Class via NEHA Cert Online Training
NEHA offered aRadon Data Standardization Webinar t
hat discussed CDC’s radon pilot project
aimed at creating national data standardization for radon test results, showcased CDC’s new
Radon Communications Toolkit, and examined one state’s radon data collection through the
EPA exchange network. The webinar was attended by 154 people.
NEHA, working through the Rural Community Assistance Partnership cooperative agreement
with US EPA, added thePrivate Well Class
to NEHA Cert Online Training (self-directed e-learning).
The class was very popular and attributed to a 62% increase in participants learning about water
quality in FY16 (FY16=1,479 vs FY15=567 on NEHA Cert Online). The course, developed by the
Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, covers the basics of private wells, how they work, troubleshooting,
and potential contamination issues.
NEHA Cert Online Training
on air and water quality =
courses completed in FY16.
= 25 attendees
NEHA credential holders
involved in air quality, drinking water, and recreational water
quality (REHS/RS, HHS, CIOWTS, CP-FS) =