EPA 608 Certification
The Federal Clean Air Act, Section 608, requires anyone who services, maintains, repairs or disposes of appliances and equipment containing regulated refrigerant be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. The EPA also restricts the sale of regulated refrigerants to certified technicians only. Technicians who violate these provisions may be fined, lose their certification, and may be required to appear in Federal Court.
This certification course includes four sections for the first-time test-takers and second-time test-takers in the community:
- Section 1 reviews environmental issues surrounding the impact of Class I and II refrigerants
- Section 2 covers the test and instruction for systems with less than 5 pounds of refrigerant (Type I certification)
- Section 3 includes the test and instruction for high-pressure refrigerant such as HCFC 22 including split-system air conditioners (Type II certification)
- Section 4 contains the test and instruction for systems that use a low-pressure refrigerant such as CFC11 (Type III certification)
Re-Testing Requirement: Test-takers are required to bring proof of previous scores to the re-test. Applicants may re-test three times before instruction is required.
There will be a closed book exam at the conclusion of the course.
To prepare for your exam, it is important that you study some on your own before the class. Please download one of the Prep Manuals below to review. Make note of any questions you may have. This will help your instructor cover what you most need reviewed or better explained in the class time.
It is also helpful to take these free practice exams before your class. Everyone who completes all four practice tests (at least once) prior to class will get a prize!
AOBA is committed to connecting the industry in a safe and responsible manner. Therefore, AOBA is requiring all attendees at in-person events to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All attendees must comply with the local CDC mask guidelines at the location where the event is held.
- While an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, AOBA is implementing this policy and other safety protocols to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of the virus. AOBA cannot guarantee the health and safety of all attendees due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, therefore, all attendees are choosing to assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
We are using CrowdPass to pre-clear all event participants in advance. If you have a vaccination card, you may submit it via CrowdPass anytime between now and up to 24 hours before you arrive at the event.
Registered attendees will receive an email from Brandy White shortly after registering, but the process is simple. Use the camera on your smart phone to scan the QR code to open AOBA’s event on CrowdPass. Use your e-mail address to create your own CrowdPass account and password. You will then be asked the following:
- Sign the event waiver form
- Complete the short health screening questionnaire
- Upload proof of your vaccination record
You will receive an e-mail from CrowdPass within 24 hours indicating if your submission was approved or rejected. If you don’t receive an e-mail you can just login to your CrowdPass account (CrowdPass.co) to check the status of your submission. Approved submissions will include a QR code. Please bring your QR code with you to the AOBA registration desk onsite when you pick up your badge. We will scan the QR code to officially check you in.
- AOBA does not have access to the information you submit via CrowdPass. We are only able to see a list of names of those that have submitted to be pre-cleared for the AOBA Events and the status of the submission. If an attendee requires a medical exemption from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation, they should contact Brandy White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope everyone will appreciate the focus on the health and safety of our attendees.