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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Become Certified - EPA Section 608 Technician Certification

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Regulations have been issued under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act to minimize refrigerant emissions by reclaiming, recovery and recycling of refrigerants during service, repair, or disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment (i.e., appliances).

While a student at WITC you will have the opportunity to become certified in all three Types of Certification.

Type I: Technicians receiving a passing grade on the Type I (small appliance) examination are certified to work on small appliances such as domestic refrigerators, window air conditioners/heat pumps, package terminal air conditioners and vending machines with 5 pounds or less of refrigerant. Only Type I or Universal certified technicians can recover, reclaim or recycle refrigerant from these units.

Type II: Technicians receiving a passing grade on the Type II examination are certified to work on refrigerants during the maintenance, service or repair of medium-, high-, and very high-pressure equipment. This equipment includes residential air conditioners and heat pumps, supermarket refrigeration and process refrigeration.

Type III: Technicians receiving a passing grade on the Type III examination are certified to work on equipment using low-pressure refrigerants. These units are primarily chillers.

Universal:  Any candidate passing all three of these EPA Types become certified as a Universal Technician.

Read more about the EPA 608 Technician Certification Exam.