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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 608 Practice Test 2023
Our sample EPA 608 Practice Test question answer is based on Section 608 Certification Exam Preparatory Manual 9th Edition V2. You can either participate in our free quiz or download a printable PDF for better EPA 608 Certification Exam preparation. Before starting the EPA practice exam: these Practice questions are NOT the actual exam questions.
EPA Certification 2023
EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act 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 the 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 an appliance or small appliance (other than disposal).
Types of Certification
EPA has developed 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).
Type I. Persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of small appliances 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, dehumidifiers, ice machines, and package terminal air conditioning. Split systems are not included in Type I.
Type II. Persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of the medium, high, and very high-pressure 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 High-pressure refrigerants have a pressure between 155 psig & 340 psig at a liquid phase temperature of 104°F and medium pressure refrigerants have a pressure between 30 psig & 155 psig at a liquid phase temperature of 104°F. Type II certification does not include small appliances or motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems.
Type III. Persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of low-pressure appliances (centrifugal and chillers) must be certified as Type III technicians. Low-pressure refrigerants have pressures of 30 psig or lower at a liquid phase temperature of 104°F.
Universal To be certified as Universal, a technician must pass all four sections; Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III
EPA 608 Certification Test Format
The test contains four sections: the Core, and sections I, II, and III. Each section contains twenty-five (25) multiple-choice questions. A technician MUST achieve a minimum passing score of 70 percent in each group/section in which they are to be certified. For example, a technician seeking Universal certification must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent, or 18 out of 25 correct, on each section of the test.
If a technician fails one or more of the sections, they may retake the failed section(s) without retaking the section(s) in which they earned a passing score. In the meantime, the technician will be certified in the Type for which they received a passing score. There is one exception; a technician MUST achieve a passing score on the Core plus anyone Type to receive any certification.
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. Section I contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to small appliances. Section II contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to medium and high-pressure appliances and Section III contains 25 sector-specific questions pertaining to low-pressure appliances.
Federal regulation requires that this exam be conducted as a closed book exam by an authorized test administrator (Proctor). The only outside materials allowed during the test are a temperature/ pressure chart and a calculator. Phones are NOT allowed to be used during the examination and MUST be turned off and put away (not on the desktop) during the examination.
EPA 608 Study Guide
Synopsis: 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.
These regulations were revised in the fall of 2016 to address HFCs, HFOs, revised allowable leak rates and expanded record-keeping guidelines. The ESCO Institute’s EPA Section 608 Certification Program has been revised to incorporate these new regulations.
Now in its second release, the ESCO Institute’s EPA Section 608 Preparatory 9th Edition V2 Manual covers the material required to successfully pass the Universal Exam in 32 pages. Now in its second release, the ESCO Institute’s EPA Section 608 Preparatory 9th Edition V2 Manual covers the material required to successfully pass the Universal Exam in 32 pages.
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