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Benefits of EPA Technician 608 Certification

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Benefits of EPA Technician 608 Certification

13 February, 2020

So you have been thinking about pursuing a career as an EPA technician.

That’s great!

But do you know becoming an EPA technician involves a lot of crucial responsibilities?

Let’s face it, there is nothing fancy about this career. As an EPA technician, you will be dealing with acids and refrigerants, which are often dangerous for the environment as well as the people. But, of course, you will get an opportunity to make a great difference to the environment.

EPA technician or HVAC technician is a rewarding and satisfying career. After all, you will be protecting human lives and mother Earth.

Hence, to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge to do the job, the Environmental Protection Agency requires all HVAC technicians to be certified. Apart from being a federal requirement, building owners also look for certified technicians to resolve the issues related to their HVAC systems.

Before you get yourself enrolled in an EPA technician training for a 608 certification, here’s what you need to know.

What is EPA certification?

Well, there are several EPA certifications that an HVAC technician can apply for. This includes:

  • EPA Section 608 Technician Certification
  • R-410A Technician Certification
  • EPA 609 Technician Certification
  • Indoor Air Quality Certification
  • Green HVAC/R Certification.
  • PM Technical Certification

Depending on the type of your certification, you can determine which equipment you’re qualified to work on.

What is EPA Technician 608 Certification?

When it comes to EPA Technician 608 Certification, it is designed for those who want to work on building refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It is the only section that has four different types to choose from. This includes type 1, type 2, type 3, and universal certification.

What are the benefits of EPA Technician 608 Certification?

The major benefit of this certification is to comply with the legal requirements of Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air that requires all the HVAC technicians to be certified in refrigerant handling techniques.

  • Type 1: For persons who offer repair and maintenance services to small appliances
  • Type 2: This is for those who service, repair, and maintain equipment ranging from with high to very  high pressure
  • Type 3: For maintenance, repair, service, and disposal of equipment with low-pressure
  • Universal Certification: This certification allows technicians to maintain, service and repair both low as well as high-pressure equipment, and small appliances.

If you want to become an HVAC professional, you must obtain an EPA 608 Technician Certification. This certification not only improves your chances of being hired but also gives people peace of mind that their HVAC systems are in the right hands.

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