Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
Become Certified - EPA Section 608 Technician Certification
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
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
Universal: Any candidate passing all three of these EPA Types
become certified as a Universal Technician.
Read more about the EPA 608 Technician Certification