608 EPA Universal Certification Class and Exam


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This program includes a 4 hour review class and the exam

DATE: Sunday August 11, 2019  Time: 8am to 2:30pm

Tuition: $195.00 **Tuition includes Exam

Location: 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

Please bring photo identification as well as a calculator to class. You will not be able to use your phone calculator.

As of January 1, 2018 all Technicians who handle refrigerants must become EPA 608 certified. Regulated refrigerants will only be sold to Certified Technicians.

In order to become certified to purchase and handle refrigerants, technicians must take a class and pass the EPA refrigeration examination. There are three types of EPA refrigerant certifications:

*Type I Certification: Servicing small appliances

*Type II Certification: high-pressure refrigerants

*Type III Certification: low-pressure refrigerants

*Universal Certification: all parts, Core, Type I, II, and III


Technicians receiving a Universal Certification are certified to work on any type of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment except motor vehicle air conditioning.

The EPA 608 exam covers issues and compliance of the EPA 608 refrigeration recycling rules as specified in the Clean Air Act.

This course is designed to review the technical subject areas necessary to prepare HVACR technicians to take and pass an EPA approved refrigerant transition and recovery certification program. The objective of the course is to have attendees achieve a universal certification rating pursuant to the U.S. Clean Air Act (Section 608) Title VI, 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F. Topics to include – EPA Exam Expectations General HVACR Systems Basic Refrigeration Refrigerant Chemistry Refrigerant Oils Ozone Depletion Global Warming Montreal Protocol United States Legislation & Regulations Recovery Recycling & Reclaiming Refrigerants Safe Handling & Transportation of Refrigerants Conservation – Servicing & Testing of Systems Waste Oils High & Low Pressure Chillers Exam Rules Regulations and Structure, Dehydration Evacuation, Safety, and Shipping.

As of  January 1, 2019, owners or operators must submit a report to EPA for any appliance containing 50 or more pounds of refrigerant that leaks 125 percent or more of the full charge in a calendar year. This report must describe efforts to identify leaks and repair the appliance.

This program will cover all the information is all sections of the exam and provide written testing for all sections at the end of the program.

You will have 2 hours to complete the multiple choice exam .  Upon receiving a passing score on all 4 sections of the exam you will receive a Certification card in the mail. It takes approx. 2 weeks to receive your grade/card.

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • A four function calculator with you – you will not be able to use your phone calculator
  • Picture ID

Once you pay for this class, a Downloadable book will be emailed to you. If you do not receive it, call our office. You should print this manual out and bring it to class with you. Directions on how to prepare for this class are attached as well. 

Please bring the following with you to the class:

  • A four function calculator with you – you will not be able to use your phone calculator
  • Picture ID

Additional information


Sunday August 11, 2019  Time: 8am to 2:30pm