EPA 608 Exam Format

The EPA 608 exam covers issues and compliance of the EPA 608 refrigeration recycling rules as specified in the Clean Air Act. The EPA 608 certification exam contains 4 sections - CORE - Type I - Type II - Type III.  Each part contains 25 multiple choice questions.

The technician must achieve a passing score of 70% in each certification type they are attempting. All technicians must pass the CORE section to be certified. They must correctly answer 18 out of 25 questions on the CORE and at least one other section of the exam. Universal certification requires correctly answering 18 out of 25 questions on each section of the exam.

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To find approved Section 608 Technician Certification Programs go to the EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/section608/section-608-technician-certification-programs to find the list of approved certification providers. 

A 608 c
ertification requires use of a program approved by the EPA.  EPA 608 certification programs appearing on this list are approved to provide the EPA technician certification test and include mailing addresses, telephone numbers and website URLs .

Many of these programs offer free EPA 608 practice tests as well as paid
EPA 608 practice tests and study materials.  Many of these programs also provide on-site testing.

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Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 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
(2) US Environmental Protection Agency, Overview of Issues on EPA Certification Test,http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/608/technicians/certoutl.html
(3) EPA 608 information, http://www.escoinst.com/Training/Epa608Info.aspx
(4) Sample Test Questions for the Section 608 EPA Certification Exam, EHow, http://www.ehow.com/info_8679116_sample-608-epa-certification-exam.html
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