Universal Refrigeration Certification EPA 608

This certification is required to buy, transport, or work with most refrigerants. This certification does not expire. We offer an 8 hour preparation course which is followed by the exam.

Download our EPA Seminar / Exam Flier and post it in your shop.

Download the EPA Seminar / Exam Application

The EPA Rule 608 Technician Certification is offered every other month on the 2nd Saturday of that month. Enclosed is a Certification application for your convenience. Complete only the top portion of the application, without leaving any blank spaces. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Applicants can take the Seminar one day and the Exam at a later date or both on the same day. The program is administered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with an optional hour for lunch. Five (5) hours are allocated to the Seminar and two (2) hours to the Exam.
For individuals that wish to take the EXAM only, we ask that you arrive at 1:00 p.m.

Application Fee
There is a $140.00 total fee for all Local 501 Members and a $240.00 total fee for all non-members.

Local 501 Member     Non-Member
Seminar * $90.00 $165.00
Exam $50.00 $75.00
Total $140.00 $240.00

*Seminar Cost includes an EPA Rule 608 Student Manual

Certification Card Fee
There is a Certification Card Fee of $15.00 for original cards and for replacement cards. Card Fee is collected after passing the Exam. Certification Cards are mailed with the Results Letter.
If you would like to be scheduled for the exam or the seminar or both, complete the enclosed application and mail it along with your fee to:

Operating Engineers Local 501 JATC 2501 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90057

Applications submitted without payment will not be processed. (No exceptions will be permitted, and no test date will be reserved.) EPA requires that we keep applications with the original signatures. Facsimile application, therefore, will not be accepted.

Seminar / Exam Dates

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EPA 608


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