Now you can get your EPA Section 608 Certification through HeatSpring. The course includes three 100-question practice exams and a full year to ask instructor Brynn Cooksey as many questions as you want. We offer a guarantee that you will pass the EPA Section 608 exam on the first try or we’ll pay for your retake, and discounted pricing is available for teams.
If you know what EPA 608 certification is and you want to learn more about the course, click or fill out this form. If you’re wondering, “What is Section 608 certification?”, keep reading below.
What is EPA Section 608 Certification?
EPA 608 certification is for HVAC technicians. Anybody servicing heat pumps or AC units in the U.S. needs to have it.
According to the EPA Website:
EPA regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.
Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test to earn Section 608 Technician Certification. The tests are specific to the type of equipment the technician seeks to work on. Tests must be administered by an EPA-approved certifying organization. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire. Core tests taken as an open book exam cannot be used to get your Universal Certification. The core test must be taken as a proctored exam in order to attain Universal Certification.
EPA regulations define a “technician” as an individual who performs any of the following activities:
- Attaching and detaching hoses and gauges to and from an appliance to measure pressure within the appliance.
- Adding refrigerant to or removing refrigerant from an appliance.
- Any other activity that violates the integrity of a motor vehicle air conditioner (MVAC)-like appliance or small appliance (other than disposal).
Apprentices are exempt from certification requirements provided they are closely and continually supervised by a certified technician.
Types of Certification
EPA has four types of certification:
- For servicing small appliances (Type I).
- For servicing or disposing of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and MVACs (Type II).
- For servicing or disposing of low-pressure appliances (Type III).
- For servicing all types of equipment (Universal).
What makes HeatSpring’s EPA 608 course unique?
Instructor Brynn Cooksey is a boss. He grew up working in his family’s HVAC business. He’s trained thousands of HVAC professionals, speaks at conferences, writes for industry journals, and created an apprenticeship program for the HVAC business that he continues to run. HeatSpring’s EPA 608 course is a chance to learn from Brynn and learn a few things that you can’t get from a study guide.
There are three full 100-questions practice tests in the course. You can take these as many times as you need to master the format of the questions. Our interests are aligned because we guarantee you’ll pass the test on your first try, so these practice tests will help get you ready.
HeatSpring for Teams gives companies discounted training plus a free dashboard to track employee learning. The dashboard gives company leaders data on how each person is doing on practice tests. If somebody leaves the company you can replace them with a new person. And Teams have a dedicated HeatSpring contact to make it all go smoothly.
The course covers all four sections of the EPA 608 Exam (Core, Type I, Type II, Type III), so you’ll earn your Universal Certification.