EPA Universal Certification in Spanish

Earn your EPA Certification!

Thursday, May 9, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 4/26/24 at 4:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 4/26/24 at 4:59 PM (EST)
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8:30 am— 5:00 pm (Check-in begins at 8:15 am)
With Johnnie Delgado, NPMA Management
6 CEC’s

*This course will be taught in Spanish only*

The Federal Government of the United States requires all individuals who open a system or container holding a controlled refrigerant to be certified per Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act. It specifies that all persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques by passing a proctored EPA 608 examination.

EPA 608 Certification Types

The EPA 608 consists of four sections – Core, Type I, Type II, & Type III.

  • Core covers general refrigerant/regulation knowledge. Much of Type I, II, & III section material build on or relate to the Core section material. The student must pass Core & at least one other section to receive a certification card. Core is not a certification in itself.
  • Type I covers small appliances with 5lbs of refrigerant or less & sealed at the factory, such as domestic refrigerators, window air conditioners, PTAC's, and vending machines. A certified Type I technician has passed both the Core and the Type I sections.
  • Type II covers equipment using a high-pressure refrigerant (HCFC-22), including residential air conditioners and heat pumps, supermarket refrigeration, and process refrigeration. A certified Type II technician has passed both the Core and the Type II section.
  • Type III covers equipment using a low-pressure refrigerant (HCFC-123 or CFC-11), primarily chillers. A certified Type III technician has passed both the Core and the Type III sections.

A Universal certification requires that all sections are completed with a passing score. 

Technicians who violate the Clean Air Act provisions may be fined, lose their certification, and may be required to appear in Federal Court.

All course material is included with registration. Lunch is also included with registration. Please email Heather with any dietary restrictions and to request a Spanish exam. 

El Gobierno Federal de los Estados Unidos exige que todas las personas que abran un sistema o contenedor que contenga un refrigerante controlado estén certificados según la Sección 608 de la Ley Federal de Aire Limpio. Especifica que todas las personas que mantienen, reparan o eliminan aparatos que contienen refrigerantes regulados deben estar certificadas en técnicas adecuadas de manejo de refrigerantes al aprobar un examen supervisado de la EPA 608.

Tipos de certificación EPA 608

La EPA 608 consta de cuatro secciones: Núcleo, Tipo I, Tipo II y Tipo III.

  •  El núcleo cubre el conocimiento general sobre refrigerantes/regulaciones. Gran parte del material de las secciones Tipo I, II y III se basa en el material de la sección principal o se relaciona con él. El estudiante debe aprobar Core y al menos otra sección para recibir una tarjeta de certificación. Core no es una certificación en sí misma.
  • El Tipo I cubre pequeños electrodomésticos con 5 libras de refrigerante o menos y sellados en la fábrica, como refrigeradores domésticos, aires acondicionados de ventana, PTAC y máquinas expendedoras. Un técnico certificado de Tipo I ha aprobado las secciones Básica y Tipo I.
  • El tipo II cubre equipos que utilizan un refrigerante de alta presión (HCFC-22), incluidos acondicionadores de aire residenciales y bombas de calor, refrigeración de supermercados y refrigeración de procesos. Un técnico certificado de Tipo II ha aprobado tanto la sección Básica como la de Tipo II.
  • El tipo III cubre equipos que utilizan refrigerante de baja presión (HCFC-123 o CFC-11), principalmente enfriadores. Un técnico certificado de Tipo III ha aprobado las secciones Básica y Tipo III.
Una certificación universal significa que ha aprobado las cuatro secciones.

Los técnicos que violen las disposiciones de la Ley de Aire Limpio pueden ser multados, perder su certificación y se les puede exigir que comparezcan ante el Tribunal Federal.

Todo el material del curso está incluido con la inscripción. El almuerzo también está incluido con la inscripción. Envíe un correo electrónico a Heather con cualquier restricción dietética y para solicitar un examen de español.

Interested in sponsoring this class? Contact Heather or click "Register Now" for sponsorship opportunities!

* Registration open until 4/26/24 at 4:59 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 4/26/24 at 4:59 PM (EST)
12 Seats Remaining
12 Seats Remaining


$175 for APASS subscribers/ $199 member
$299 non-member/ Retests $95

*Payment must be received on or before the class start date. 

Meet Your Instructor
Johnnie Delgado, PMP, CAPS, CAMT
Regional Project Manager
National Property Management Associates, Inc. 

With nearly 25 years of experience under his belt, Johnnie brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. He excels in managing complex projects and teams and has a passion for training industry professionals. In addition to being well-versed in HVAC, he is also a CPO and EPA certification proctor. Johnnie's attention to detail and commitment to excellence have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious AAGO Regional Maintenance Director of the Year award in 2022.

For More Information:

Heather Alzate

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VP of Education , AAGO

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