About this course

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. 

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances that contain ozone-depleting refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. This course will prepare students, apprentices, and technicians for all four sections of the EPA Section 608 examination. (Core, Type I, Type II, Type III.)

Not Included - Exam Fee

The EPA 608 Exam fee is a separate fee charged when scheduling your exam after you have completed the course. After completing the course and earning a certificate of completion, students can optionally submit an EPA 608 exam application and $125 exam fee in the last module of the course. 

Teams can schedule discounted group exams for up to 15 people at a time. This brings the exam costs down for groups - email teams@heatspring.com or post on the course discussion board to schedule a group exam.

Pass your EPA 608 Exam - Guaranteed
If you complete this course, we guarantee that you will pass your EPA Section 608 exam on your first try, if you don't we will pay for your re-take so you take the exam again at no charge. (Guarantee is for 1 retake)

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Course outline

6 modules • 26 assignments • 1:57 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 10 assignments
EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Introduction

This course is intended for individuals who would like to prepare for taking the EPA Section 608 examination but would also like a review or refresher of the fundamentals. The Refrigeration Cycle, Refrigerants, and Components course will provide an overview of the following: This course will prepare students and technicians for all sections of the EPA Section 608 examination (Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III) or Universal certification. The course includes the EPA Section 608 Certification Examination. Review the lectures and take the practice quiz.

  • Start Here!!! (02:25 minutes)
  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Getting Started
  • Details about taking the EPA 608 Exam
  • Textbook - Section 608 Certification Exam Preparatory Manual 9th Edition (.pdf)
  • Pressure - Temperature Chart (P/T) Chart (.pdf)
  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Introduction (25:29 minutes)
  • Refrigerant Recovery Machine, Hose, and Tank Setup! Recovery Process!
  • How to Remove (Recover) Refrigerant From a Running AC System
  • Refrigerant Recovery Training! Tips, Problems, Best Practices, Setup!
  • How to Evacuate an AC system, Full Vacuum Procedure
Module 2 • 2 assignments
EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Core

The Core contains 25 general knowledge questions relating to stratospheric ozone depletion, rules and regulations of the Clean Air Act, the Montreal Protocol, refrigerant recovery, recycling and reclaiming, recovery devices, substitute refrigerants and oils, recovery techniques, dehydration, recovery cylinders, safety, and shipping. Type I contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to small appliances. Type II contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to medium and high-pressure appliances and Type III contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to low-pressure appliances.

  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Core (44:14 minutes)
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Core
Module 3 • 2 assignments
EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 1

Type 1 covers persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of small appliances and must be certified as Type I technicians. A small appliance is defined as a pre-assembled unit, hermetically sealed and factory-charged with 5 lbs. or less of refrigerant. Examples include equipment such as water coolers, window units, refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers, residential ice machines, and package terminal air conditioning. Split- systems are not included in Type I.

  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 1 (12:06 minutes)
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Type 1
Module 4 • 2 assignments
EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 2

Type 2 covers persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances containing more than 5 lbs. of refrigerant, or if the installation of such equipment requires refrigerant charging, must be certified as Type II technicians. Type II certification does not include small appliances or motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) systems.

  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 2 (20:35 minutes)
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Type 2
Module 5 • 2 assignments
EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 3

Type 3 covers persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of low-pressure appliances, such as centrifugals and chillers, and must be certified as Type III technicians. Low-pressure appliances operate with low-pressure refrigerants, which have pressures of 30 psig, or lower, at a liquid-phase temperature of 104°F. HCFC-123, used in chillers, is a “low-pressure refrigerant” under EPA’s Section 608 regulations to replace CFC-11.

  • EPA 608 Technician Certification Course - Type 3 (13:08 minutes)
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Type 3
Module 6 • 3 assignments
Practice Exams

Take these practice exams as many times as you want. You need 70% to pass. Don't forget the P/T Chart.

  • EPA Practice Quiz - Set A
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Set B
  • EPA Practice Quiz - Set C

Instructor

  • Brynn Cooksey

    ESCO's Top 25 Most Influential HVACR Instructors of 2024, HVAC U
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    Brynn Cooksey, CEM, CMS, RCT, was named one of ESCO's Top 25 Most Influential HVACR Instructors of 2024. He has been in the Building Science industry for over 20 years. Brynn specializes in residential and commercial building performance. A genuine product of his environment, he started his career as an employee of his family’s heating, cooling, and refrigeration... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 6 module course is delivered entirely online. The lecture video and other materials are available any time. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.
Which certifications are included in this course?
This course covers ALL of the four types of EPA 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 if I fail one section of the exam but pass the others?
You only need to retake the sections of the exam that you didn't pass. You get credit for any sections that you pass.
How long do I have access to the materials?
Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Yes, when you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes please visit our HeatSpring for Teams page to get a group discount.
What if I don't pass the exam on my first try?
No problem - it happens. HeatSpring will pay for your first retake as part of our guarantee. Subsequent retakes will cost you $100.
What is a passing score on the EPA 608 Exam?
The EPA 608 Certification exam requires a minimum score of 72% per section or 84% for open-book format exams.
How do I take the test?
There are three options for taking the EPA 608 test:
1 - You can submit payment ($125) for the EPA 608 Exam, then schedule a remote proctoring session to take it from your computer.

2 - If you prefer to take the exam through a different proctor, that is totally OK. You're not required to take the exam through us if you have a different option that you prefer.

3 - Teams can schedule discounted group exams for up to 15 people at a time. This brings the exam costs down for groups - email support@heatspring.com or call 800-393-2044 x0 or post on the course discussion board to schedule a group exam.

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