Course Schedule & Registration

Re-certification Course

This course is offered every quarter in New Jersey. Re-certification every 24 months is required by the New Jersey Noise Code (at N.J.A.C. 7:29-2.11). Many jurisdictions outside of New Jersey adhere to this practice as well, even though it may not be required by their code. Officers who are not regularly engaged in noise enforcement do well to have a refresher.

Community Noise Enforcement

1-Day Recertification

The Fundamentals of Sound (Brief Review)

  1. Intensity
    1. Units of Measurement and Reporting
    2. Sound Level Meter Calculations of Sound Pressure Levels
    3. Range of Human Hearing
  2. Frequency
    1. Units of Measurement and Reporting
    2. Range of Human Hearing
    3. Most Annoying Frequencies
    4. Relative Response to Frequencies, and Weighting Systems
  3. Operation of Sound Level Meter(s)
    1. Field Calibration
    2. Timing
    3. Manufacturer's Requirements
  4. Proper Technique
    1. Use of Meter
  5. Acceptable Weather Conditions
    1. Parameters for Valid Readings
    2. Measuring and Recording

Measurement of Neighborhood Residual Sound Levels

  1. Neighborhood Residual vs. Extraneous Noise
  2. Strategies for Measurement of Background in Various Situations
  3. The Mathematics of Sound Level Measurement
  4. Determination of Optimal Measurement Time Intervals
  5. Impact of Interval Choice on Final Calculated Levels
  6. Calculation of Source Sound Level from Measured Total and Neighborhood Residual Sound Levels
  7. Meter/Reader Tolerances

Noise Measurement Report Form (Line-by-Line Review of Proper Completion)

New Jersey Codes

  • New Jersey Administrative Code - Title 7, Chapter 29, Subchapter 1 - Noise Control ("NJAC 7:29#quot;)
  • NJAC 7:29 Subchapter 2 - Procedures for the Determination of Noise from Stationary Sources
  1. Review of Definitions
  2. Word-by-Word Review of Codes
  3. Specific Notation of Reporting Requirements Generated by Codes
  4. Areas of Potential Courtroom Challenge
  5. Re-adoption with Amendments - August 6, 2007
  6. Review Changes: Definitions, Exceptions, Enforcement

Model Ordinance for the State of New Jersey

  1. Major Departures from NJAC 7:29


(N.J.A.C. 7:29-1.7)

  1. Fines, injunctive relief, major vs. minor violations
  2. Grace Period (CEHA agencies and their subcontractors.)
  3. Performance Violation vs. Nuisance Violation
  4. Talking to the Facility Manager - or- The Art of the Bluff, and the Satisfied Complainant
  5. Consent Orders

NJDEP Guideline to Conduct a Noise Control Program for Municipalities and CEHA Agencies.

Practical Field Exam

Written Exam