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.