EPA 608 Training Session
March 17-18 | 9am-4pm| ZOOM
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. This is a two day training session, Day 1 would be training and Day 2 you would take the test.
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:
$150.00 |Member Registration includes Exam
$250.00 |Non Member Registration includes Exam
Exam only on day 2*
$75.00 |EPA Exam Member Registration (TEST ONLY)
$150.00 |EPA Non Member Registration (TEST ONLY)
Randy McGrath with Rainforest Plumbing and Air
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