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EPA Technician Certification

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a mandatory program that requires all technicians to be certified before performing maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of an appliance that contains refrigerant chemicals.

The agency has developed four types of certifications:

To obtain certification, technicians must pass a closed-book proctored test which contains 25 questions about EPA regulations, and 25 questions on recycling procedures in the area in which they work.  They may choose to test in only one area, or they may choose to test in more than one area, or they may choose to take the universal test which consists of 100 questions: 25 general and 75 sector-specific (25 from each sector of Type I, Type II and Type III).  The minimum passing score is 70%.

*AC/C TECH is approved to provide EPA Technician Certification.  Moreover, AC/C TECH provides training that prepares students for the exam.  The training covers ozone depletion, the Montreal protocol, EPA rules and regulations, DOT cylinders, leak detection, refrigerants, refrigerant oils, recovering and recycling, servicing small appliances, servicing high pressure appliances, and servicing low pressure appliances. The training will also help students understand the potentials of releasing refrigerants (CFC's, HCFC's & HFC’s) into the environment, and will influence them to comply with the Refrigerant Recycling Rule (Section 608 of the Clean Air Act 1990), as amended by the CAA.

Internet training is available and can be pursued anytime.  Internet testing is also available. Note: Type II and Type III examinations are closed book proctored exams that must be scheduled.  You can test on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays anytime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm EST.  Please give us a call whenever you're ready to do the proctored exams.  Shortly afterwards, I will send you an email that contains a "GO TO MEETINGS" link so that you can connect to my computer.  That will allow me to see you and verify that you answered the questions without using books or notes.  It's that simple!!!

All certification documentation and ID cards will be mailed to your home address no later than 30 days after testing.  However, most technicians receive that information within 16 days. The certification is lifetime and recognized anywhere within United States.


Click this link to view Tips on Passing

Click this link to view Examination Rules

Click this link to view Who Earned Certification before January 1, 2017

Click this link to view Who Earned Certification after January 1, 2017


TUITION & FEES:
$35 for testing only
$115 for training via the internet
$150 for training & testing
Training & testing at your facility is available,... call to obtain details


 AC/C TECH was approved by EPA on October 13, 1993.


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