Fortis College in Salt Lake City, UT:
EPA 608 Universal Refrigerant Certification

Section 608 of the "Clean Air Act" has required mandatory certification for all technicians working on stationary air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

The EPA Universal Certification Exam consists of four parts:

  • Core Exam
  • Type I - Small Appliances
  • Type II - High Pressure
  • Type III - Low Pressure

To achieve the Universal Certificate, the technician must successfully pass all four sections of the test. FORTIS is offering a comprehensive review class with testing.  This review class will cover the material needed to receive the Universal Certification. Topics include:

  • Ozone Depletion
  • Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol
  • Section 608 Regulations
  • Substitute Refrigerants and Oils
  • Refrigeration
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Recovery, Recycling , Reclaiming
  • Evacuation
  • System Charging Techniques
  • Safety
  • Shipping

EPA is performing random inspections, responding to tips, and pursuing potential cases against violators.  Under the act, the EPA is authorized to assess fines of up to $37,500 per day for any violation of these regulations. Technicians working without the proper EPA 608 Certification, not only subject themselves to fines by the EPA, but also safety risks to themselves, and the persons and property around them.

FORTIS is offering a comprehensive review class with testing. This review class will cover the material needed to receive the Universal Certification. Students who successfully complete this course receive a course completion certificate and may be eligible to take the EPA Universal Certification exam.  

This course is a non-accredited, non-credit continuing education course for professionals in the HVAC field.

For more information about the EPA 608 Universal Refrigerant Certification Continuing Education courses, please contact the Continuing Education Department at (801) 713-0915.