Live Online Course and FAQ Created for REALTOR® Education About Radon Gas
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With questions about radon gas recently added to the Property Disclosure Statement in April 2020, REALTORS® may be looking to brush up on their knowledge about the odourless and colourless radioactive gas that occurs naturally throughout BC and which, if accumulated in homes and other buildings, can become a health risk.
As a result, BCREA, in partnership the BC Lung Foundation, has created two resources for Realtors to improve their knowledge about radon gas as it relates to real estate practice: 1) an accredited online offering being delivered as a live webinar and eligible for two PDP hours 2) an FAQ document with common questions and links to other useful resources.
Radon and Real Estate: Understanding New Developments for Practice in BC is an accredited online offering delivered via live webinar which covers the health and science of radon, how to test and mitigate, the work of radon professionals, current law and policy, and the duties of real estate licensees. Participants will learn how to advise clients on radon and how to find relevant resources and will receive two accredited PDP hours upon completion.
(REALTOR Link® username and password required)
- Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University;
- Dr. Noah Quastel, Director of Law and Policy, Healthy Indoor Environments, British Columbia Lung Association; and
- Chantal Wilson, professional mechanical engineer and owner of Little Bear Engineering in Revelstoke, BC.
The webinar will be offered on the following dates from 1:00pm-3:00pm:
- June 17, 2020 - Registration now open
- July 15, 2020 - Registration now open
- August 12, 2020 - Registration opens after July 15
- September 23, 2020 - Registration opens after July 15
Cost: The June and July courses are being offered at a discounted cost of $45 as a part of BCREA's efforts to help support Realtors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courses in August and September will be offered at the regular cost of $60.
Space is limited and Realtors are encouraged to register early to reserve a spot in these webinars. BCREA will also be offering additional opportunities for education related to radon gas later this year.
Radon: Frequently Asked Questions
BCREA has also created an FAQ document as a supplemental resource for Realtors to use to enhance your knowledge about radon gas.
The FAQ document addresses 13 common questions about radon gas, including:
o what is radon;
o where radon found in BC;
o does each home need to be tested;
o and more.
In addition to the comprehensive list of questions and answers, the document, which was created with the support of Dr. Noah Quastel from the BC Lung Foundation, includes links to external resources on radon gas.
The FAQ document is also available for Realtors to access in the Resources section on REALTOR Link® under the "Standard Forms" tab and "Resources".
As of May 2020, radon gas is referenced in the Property Disclosure Statement. BCREA's accredited online course, Standard Form Essentials: The Property Disclosure Statement, provides an in-depth overview of the entire PDS, resulting in a thorough knowledge of the form's contents and purpose. Upon completion, Realtors earn three accredited PDP hours. For more about the course, click here.
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