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EPA Refrigerant Recovery/ Recycling Certification Exam Preparation
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Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Hearing and air conditioning companies (Business)
Earning certification in a specialized area demonstrates your expertise! This course is for those with basic knowledge of HVAC who want to prepare to take the Section 608 EPA Certification exam and become certified. On completion, participants who are ready can register for the exam; there is a separate $25 exam fee, payable by credit or debit. NOTE: Basic HVAC skills will be reviewed but not taught in this course. Those who need basics should register for the AHR-3131 Heating and Air Conditioning course.
Course Objectives
  1. understand the EPA requirements and material to be a Type I, II, III or Universal certified technician.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Type I,II,III and Universal Technician Certifications
    2. Ozone Depletion
    3. Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol
    4. Section 608 Regulations
    5. Substitute Refrigerants and Oils
    6. Refrigeration
    7. Recovery Techniques
    8. Three R’s
    9. Dehydration Evacuation
    11. Shipping
    12. Test
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
EPA 608 Certification Test
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Ozone Depletion
    2. Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol
    3. Section 608 Regulations
    4.Substitute Refrigerants and Oils
    6.Recovery Techniques
    7.Three R’s
    8. Dehydration Evacuation
    9. Safety
    10. Shipping
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
ESCO Institute EPA Certification Exam Preparatory Manual
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
  3. Successful completion of this course requires 100% attendance and satisfactory class participation (i.e., be able to demonstrate proficiency in all concepts taught). Students must arrive on time on testing day. Students will NOT be allowed into the classroom after the test begins. NO makeup testing dates will be offered.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Hearing and air conditioning companies (Business)
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
HVAC Helper
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Heating and Air Conditioning – home business, Refrigerant companies.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Refrigerant helpers
  • Heating and air conditioning assistant
Related Courses
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - AHR-3131A2
  • EPA Refrigerant Rec/Recyc Exam Prep - AHR-3128A3
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety - OSH-3013B1
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department