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    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 21
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    EPA Section 608 Technician Certification -  Refresher Class and Testing

    Registration Closes: Thursday, January 24, 2019

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Class
    2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    Refresher Class: This is a four-hour refresher class for technicians who want to take the EPA Section 608 Certification Test. The refresher class will review the knowledge needed to take the test and will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher class - not a training process.

    Certification Test, only: A technician can register to take the certification test without sitting through the refresher class. The registration process will prompt for the selection desired option.

    Photo identification is required to enter the test site.


    About EPA Section 608 Certification

    EPA regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

    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. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire.

    Types of Certification

    To pass any EPA type, a candidate must pass a CORE section of the test plus one of the technician types [I, II, III or Universal]. Once CORE is passed, it need not be taken again and it may be used for additional EPA types.

    The EPA developed four types of certification:

    1. Type I - To service small appliances
    2. Type II - To service or dispose of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and MVACs
    3. Type III - To service or dispose of low-pressure appliances
    4. Universal - To service all types of equipment

    Study Guide and On-Site Procedures

    Each participant of the Refresher Class will be sent a Study Guide. This manual, included in the Refresher Class registration fee, includes the information needed to refresh technicians on how to recover and contain refrigerant. This include both high- and low-pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment above and/or below 25 tons.

    Free practice exams are available by clicking here. 

    The certification test is administered by ESCO Institute, an EPA-approved certifying organization.

    Participants are typically allowed a non-programmable pocket calculator, Temperature-Pressure chart, and a pencil. A Temperature-Pressure chart is supplied in the EPA Section 608 Applicant Study Guide. A practice "Recovery Efficiency" chart is on the back of the Temperature-Pressure chart. On the day of the test, recreate the chart when given the instruction to begin the test.


    Test Score

    Upon passing the test, the technician will receive a certificate and a wallet card from ESCO Institute. ESCO Institute will maintain a database of all technicians who have successfully passed the ESCO InstituteTraining Refrigerant Recovery test.


    Re-Test

    If a technician needs to retest in a certain section, the technician can apply to take the test, only. A technician must provide the proctor with a copy of both sides of a card or letter of previous EPA-approved certification/non-certification for proof that the technician took such a test.

    If a copy of the previous EPA-approved testing is not provided, the technician must take the complete certification test, which includes Core, and Types I, II, and III. At a minimum, without documentation, the technician must take the Core and the Type that the technician needs for certification and to continue work in the HVACR industry.


    Directions to Montgomery College - Rockville Campus

    The class and specialty exam will be offered at the Rockville Campus of the Montgomery College. Download directions.

    Cancellation

    A cancellation received up to seven [7] days prior to the class/exam will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. There is no refund for a cancellation within seven days of the class/exam or for failure to attend.

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.
    • Saturday, February 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 18
    Register

    NATE CORE


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, January 26, 2019


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.


    TEST

    Technicians may take a NATE certification test that is not related to the refresher course being offered. Simply select the appropriate test during the registration process.

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions. Each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.


    REGISTRATION

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    Due to NATE regulations, registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College

    CANCELLATION

    An attendee substitution is permitted. A cancellation received seven [7] days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued for a cancellation within one week of the class/exam or failure to attend.


    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 24
    Register

    NATE Heat Pump


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, February 9, 2019


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.


    TEST

    Technicians may take a NATE certification test that is not related to the refresher course being offered. Simply select the appropriate test during the registration process.

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions. Each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.


    REGISTRATION

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    Due to NATE regulations, registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College

    CANCELLATION

    An attendee substitution is permitted. A cancellation received seven [7] days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued for a cancellation within one week of the class/exam or failure to attend.


    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    Register

    EPA Section 608 Technician Certification -  Refresher Class and Testing

    Registration Closes: Saturday, March 2, 2019

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Class
    2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    Refresher Class: This is a four-hour refresher class for technicians who want to take the EPA Section 608 Certification Test. The refresher class will review the knowledge needed to take the test and will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher class - not a training process.

    Certification Test, only: A technician can register to take the certification test without sitting through the refresher class. The registration process will prompt for the selection desired option.

    Photo identification is required to enter the test site.


    About EPA Section 608 Certification

    EPA regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

    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. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire.

    Types of Certification

    To pass any EPA type, a candidate must pass a CORE section of the test plus one of the technician types [I, II, III or Universal]. Once CORE is passed, it need not be taken again and it may be used for additional EPA types.

    The EPA developed four types of certification:

    1. Type I - To service small appliances
    2. Type II - To service or dispose of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and MVACs
    3. Type III - To service or dispose of low-pressure appliances
    4. Universal - To service all types of equipment

    Study Guide and On-Site Procedures

    Each participant of the Refresher Class will be sent a Study Guide. This manual, included in the Refresher Class registration fee, includes the information needed to refresh technicians on how to recover and contain refrigerant. This include both high- and low-pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment above and/or below 25 tons.

    The certification test is administered by ESCO Institute, an EPA-approved certifying organization.

    Participants are typically allowed a non-programmable pocket calculator, Temperature-Pressure chart, and a pencil. A Temperature-Pressure chart is supplied in the EPA Section 608 Applicant Study Guide. A practice "Recovery Efficiency" chart is on the back of the Temperature-Pressure chart. On the day of the test, recreate the chart when given the instruction to begin the test.


    Test Score

    Upon passing the test, the technician will receive a certificate and a wallet card from ESCO Institute. ESCO Institute will maintain a database of all technicians who have successfully passed the ESCO InstituteTraining Refrigerant Recovery test.


    Re-Test

    If a technician needs to retest in a certain section, the technician can apply to take the test, only. A technician must provide the proctor with a copy of both sides of a card or letter of previous EPA-approved certification/non-certification for proof that the technician took such a test.

    If a copy of the previous EPA-approved testing is not provided, the technician must take the complete certification test, which includes Core, and Types I, II, and III. At a minimum, without documentation, the technician must take the Core and the Type that the technician needs for certification and to continue work in the HVACR industry.


    Directions to Montgomery College - Rockville Campus

    The class and specialty exam will be offered at the Rockville Campus of the Montgomery College. Download directions.

    Cancellation

    A cancellation received up to seven [7] days prior to the class/exam will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. There is no refund for a cancellation within seven days of the class/exam or for failure to attend.

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.
    • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Denizens Brewing Company, 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Register

    A Networking Event for HVAC Business Leaders

    Have a drink and share pub food with your fellow HVAC industry leaders!


    Join us as we eat, drink and network with friends and colleagues at Denizens Brewing Company, a two-level tap room with craft beer made on site.



    Registration is free for AACP Members and includes:

    • Complementary appetizers and two drink tickets

    • Meet and network with other local professionals and business owners.

    Registration fee for guests and Non-Members - $25.00.

    Networking Event Sponsorship Opportunities

    Includes two complimentary registrations to the reception, logo on event signage, logo on printed drink ticket and recognition from the podium (when applicable). Click here to register.

    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    Register

    NATE Gas Furnace (Air)


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, March 16, 2019


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.


    TEST

    Technicians may take a NATE certification test that is not related to the refresher course being offered. Simply select the appropriate test during the registration process.

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions. Each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.


    REGISTRATION

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    Due to NATE regulations, registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College

    CANCELLATION

    An attendee substitution is permitted. A cancellation received seven [7] days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued for a cancellation within one week of the class/exam or failure to attend.


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