EPA REFRIGERANT TRANSITION AND RECOVERY CERTIFICATION
This 21 hour refrigerant certification course will include training in air distribution, compressors, condensers, evaporators, system components, air conditioning, heat transfer and distribution, tools, controls, and troubleshooting. You will be prepared to succesfully pass four areas of certification. They are:
EPA ACT 608 Certifications for Servicing Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
Before testing your knowledge on different types of appliances, you will need to pass the Core Section of your EPA 608 exam. The core section of this test discusses the purpose behind industry regulations and each technician’s responsibility to generate a safe and environmentally result. Your core exam section will contain a variety of topics, including focuses on ozone depletion, the value and risks of refrigerants, the Three R’s (Recover, Recycle, Reclaim), safe practices, recovery techniques, and more.
Type 1 – Servicing Small Appliances
Available online in an open-book format, the Type 1 EPA 608 certification enables you to service smaller appliances. This section includes proper recovery techniques and industry requirements for small appliances, including recovery in equipment made before and after November 15, 1993. Keep in mind you will also need to take the Core Section test, but since it is open-book, the Core Section will need to be taken in a proctored environment for future certifications!
Type 2 – High-Pressure Appliances
This EPA certification will enable you to service or dispose of medium- to very high-pressure appliances, except in applications such as small appliances or air conditioners within motor vehicles. The focus of this education and training is geared more toward leak detection and how to properly test equipment. Type II also focuses on recovery techniques and requirements to minimize loss or cross-contamination.
Type 3 – Low-Pressure Appliances
The proper servicing and disposal of low-pressure appliances requires Type III certification, but it is important to know that this near-identical exam is different from Type II in that low-pressure systems work in a vacuum. Leak-tests and proper pressurization are an essential component of low-pressure HVAC services.
Students who pass all three certification exams will be awarded a Universal Certification. You will have to be tested on each of the three certification types in addition to the core exam. Expect to answer 100 questions total.