ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released a new training package aimed at making it simpler for contractors and others to certify new employees in the required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on refrigerant handling.
Section 608 certification in refrigerant handling is required by the federal
government for anyone who works on stationary air conditioning and
refrigeration systems. ACCA, who has been offering this certification program
since the law was passed more than a decade ago, has now taken a new step
toward making it easier for contractors to ensure compliance with the law by
releasing Understanding Section 608: Refrigerant Handling in the Real World.
This training program is a 5-CD computer video training
package that contains handouts, sample questions, and an answer sheet, as well
as the video training module. The CDs include two parts covering the required
core part of the exam, and one part each covering Type 1 (small appliances),
Type 2 (high or very high pressure appliances), and Type 3 (low pressure appliances).
According to ACCA, the series, taught by industry trainer
Jack Rise, is engaging, brief, and in an easy-to-understand manner.
“We call this 608 Simplified, because it really makes it
easy for contractors to get new workers certified quickly,” said Kevin Holland,
head of ACCA’s member services division. “All anyone has to do is sign up to
become a proctor for ACCA testing, get
one copy of this new training package for their shelf, and they will be ready
to train and test new
workers as needed.”
For more information, e-mail Brian Mahler at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.acca.org.
ACCA Offers New Refrigerant Training
March 31, 2008