The United States Federal Government requires all individuals who open a system or container holding a controlled refrigerant to be certified. Persons who work on stationary equipment or use refrigerant designed for these systems can become certified by passing a proctored Section 608 examination. Candidates for this exam can be certified in any of three equipment categories or “Universal” which covers all categories.
The EPA Certification Preparation seminar provides an opportunity for any individual employed in a career that uses refrigerants to be trained and tested in the regulations that mandate safe handling. The student will learn the EPA laws governing the handling and removal of refrigerants from all types of refrigeration equipment, except mobile.
Upon completion of the EPA Certification Preparation seminar, the student will have the working knowledge to recover and reclaim refrigerants as well as charging with refrigerants, without resulting in unsafe release to the environment. Upon completion of the seminar training, the student will take a four-part 2-hour examination covering the safe handling of refrigerants in all sizes of equipment.