- April 1, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
PPATEC offers multiple opportunities throughout the year for technicians to obtain their EPA 608 Certification. This is a required certification for individuals who work on air conditioning systems. Our one day class offers a morning prep session and then an afternoon proctored test for all four types of the certification (Universal, Type I, Type II, and Type III).
EPA Requirements for HVAC Technicians
EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) 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.
It is expected that attendees read the manual before attending the class to increase the likelihood of passing the test. The manual will be sent as a PDF two weeks before the start of the class.
- PPATEC Members – Discounted Registration ($150): For PPATEC Members who participated in the four-day Intro to AC training
- PPATEC Members – Normal Registration ($250): For PPATEC Members who are only participating in the one-day EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test
- Non Members – Discounted Registration ($250): For Non Members who participated in the four-day Intro to AC training
- Non Members – Normal Registration ($400): For Non Members who are only participating in the one-day EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test
Lunch is provided for attendees at no additional cost.
Ed (Eddie) Howell brings over 42 years of industry experience to the PPA technical training program. Eddie began his career working for PA based HVAC company for nearly two decades. He has spent the last 27+ years at APR Supply which included managing their training efforts for the 30+ locations. Ed’s credentials include Nortek TSA, NATE Certified in four disciplines (A/C, HP, Gas Furnace, and Oil & Gas Hydronics), RSES Member, and local OESP Chapter member.
Hotel Discount Options
Receive discounted rates at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East for a special rate of $83/night. Book online or make your reservation by contacting them at (717) 939-1600 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.
Receive discounted rates at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott for $89/night. Room code S6627.
Receive discounted rates at the Red Lion Hotel for $77/night. Book your room online or call (717) 939-7841 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.