Just an update: I called the DEP and got a call back.. the measurement company is where canister is sent to and must be certified by the state.
This is from the NJ Website:
SELECTING & ARRANGING FOR TESTS
Homeowners can test for radon themselves or hire a New Jersey certified radon measurement company to perform the testing. Some certified radon measurement companies sell test kits, and test kits are often available in hardware stores or from local health departments. A list of certified companies, including companies that can mail you a "do-it-yourself" test, is available through the NJDEP Radon Programâ€™s Information Line, (800)648-0394, or web site, http://www.njradon.org.
If you buy your test from a retail store, make sure that the kit is labeled with the New Jersey certification number of the company that produced the test kit (the number will begin with "MEB9â€™" followed by 4 digits), or you can call the Information Line to confirm that the company is certified. If you hire a contractor to do the test, make sure the technician who places and picks up the test device is certified by the State, by checking their NJDEP certificate or calling the Radon Information Line. It is against the law to do radon testing or mitigation without certification in New Jersey.
The measurement technician, is the company that receives the canister.. so the statement below is twist of words.
The good that comes from these posts is that we get to notice that some home inspectors get very over dramatic about their business, they feel empowered by overwhelming a petrified home buyer with their vast knowledge of homes and the â€œpotentialâ€ of damage and â€œpossibleâ€ failure of items. Kind of like, Visualize this.. home inspector walks in.. Takes a deep breath, and states.. well folks, I saw a mosquito in the bedroom, (sighs) well, it may be a sign that possibly, water has gotten into the floor boards near the shower, where there may possibly be a colony of about 90,000 mosquitoes. But donâ€™t be alarmed, be glad that I caught the possible nest. A treatment can take care of it.. feels proud of himself and now moves on to the kitchen (exit, stage left).