EPA Section 608 Technician Certification
EPA Refrigerant Technician Certification Testing is required by all individuals who open a system or container holding a
controlled refrigerant. Persons who work on stationary equipment or use refrigerants designed for these systems can become
certified by passing the Section 608 EPA Refrigerant Technician Certification Exam.
CORE - To pass any EPA type, a technician must pass the CORE section of the test. Once CORE is passed it need not be taken
again and it may be used for EPA type certifications below.
Type I - EPA 608 Testing is for technicians working on small appliances, such as domestic refrigerators, window air
conditioners, PTAC's and vending machines.
Type II - EPA 608 Testing is for technicians working on equipment using high-pressure refrigerant such as HCFC-22.
The equipment includes residential air conditioners and heat pumps, supermarket refrigeration and process refrigeration.
Type III - EPA 608 Testing is for technicians working on equipment using a low-pressure refrigerant such as HCFC-123
or CFC-11. The units are primarily chillers.
Universal - A technician passing all three EPA types; Type I, Type II and Type III is certified as Universal and can
service all appliances.
Martin Learning - A Division of TPC Trainco
Martin Learning is a global provider of training services; programs and products specialized for industrial and
facility maintenance and management. Together with TPC Trainco and other partners, we provide live classroom
training in an open enrollment seminar format, customized training at the site or facility of our client, self-paced
on line learning as well as instructor lead learning over the internet (web casts). Our products are designed to
offer practical and real-world learning that students can apply to their jobs today
In addition to our own high quality training programs, Martin Learning has established relationships with literally
hundreds of expert trainers in a wide variety of disciplines. Therefore, not only can we provide you training in our
own areas of expertise, but we also can help our clients find high quality, live training for virtually any topic
related to building and industrial maintenance, building & equipment design & general upkeep of plants and facilities.
Martin Learning was created in 2005 as a division of TPC Trainco (formally American Trainco Inc.) www.tpctrainco.com, the leader in
live seminars for maintenance training.