What Is an EPA 608 Certification Test?


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A technician must pass an EPA 608 certification before servicing the refrigerant systems of air conditioners and refrigerators. The test covers topics related to handling refrigerant properly for safety and environmental protection.

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There are four types of EPA 608 certification: type I certifies technicians for small appliances, type II for high-pressure heating, venting and air conditioning systems, type III for low-pressure systems, and universal certification, which covers all three specific types.

The core of the certification test covers ozone depletion and the effect that refrigerant chemicals have on the atmosphere, the history and regulations of the Clean Air Act with an emphasis on Section 608, and the safe handling and proper use of refrigerant and the HVAC systems that use it.

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