This is a two day training session, Day 1 would be training and Day 2 you would the test.
September 29-30 | 9am-4pm| AMA Office
Course was originally scheduled for April 1-2, rescheduled to date above
If you want to become an HVAC technician, you need to have a certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency to handle refrigerants. Improper identification and use of refrigerants can damage or destroy HVAC equipment, and even lead to personal injury or death. It also causes serious environmental damage.
Acquiring an EPA certification should be high on your list of priorities. But a high-level understanding of refrigerants and their applications is also important to building a solid foundation of knowledge. The holy grail of the HVAC industry is the refrigeration cycle. An in-depth knowledge of the physics involved is part of what separates the average technician from highly-paid experts in the field.
The Four Types Of EPA Certifications For Refrigerant:
The levels of certification available and the types of work they allow are:
- Type I - servicing small appliances
- Type II - servicing or disposing of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and MVACs (motor vehicle air conditioning)
- Type III - servicing or disposing of low-pressure appliances.
- Universal - this covers all three types. And of course, your testing will be on all three.
For all certifications, you must pass the “Core Section” of the EPA certification exam. This exam tests areas that are relevant to any work with refrigerants. It has more to do with the overarching principals and reasons that this is a highly-regulated industry.
The Core section of the exam covers the following general knowledge topics:
- Ozone depletion
- Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol
- Section 608 regulations
- Substitute refrigerants and oils
- The Three R’s (Recover, Recycle, Reclaim)
- Recovery techniques
- Dehydration evacuation
If you have a customer in need of their exam:
- have them visit escogroup.org
- click on the “Take the EPA Section 608 Exam Online, Anytime” button
For More Information:
$75.00 |Member Registration
$75.00 |EPA Exam Member Registration
$100.00 |Non Member Registration
$150.00 |EPA Non Member Registration
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Rod Wilson, CAMT– Regional Maintenance Manager, Greystar
Active in the multifamily industry since 1993, Rodney has successfully managed multimillion-dollar interior and exterior renovations; responsible for scope, bids, contract administration, project inspection, and asset preservation. Rodney excels at leading his teams, mentoring and developing team members, as well as finding innovative ways to complete projects to control costs.