EPA Refrigerant Certification
What is EPA refrigerant certification? EPA refrigerant certification is required for those that handle refrigerants. They must be certified and pass a written EPA certification test administered by organizations approved by the EPA. To become certified to purchase and handle refrigerants, technicians must pass a written EPA refrigeration examination specific to the type of work in which they specialize.
The three possible areas of EPA refrigerant certification are: Type I Certification —servicing small appliances; Type II Certification—high-pressure refrigerants; and
The examination covers issues and compliance of the EPA 608 refrigeration recycling rules as specified in the Clean Air Act. Some of the issues on the EPA certification
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm