With Section 608 you are CFC Certified, or some call it EPA or HVAC Certified. This is the official Certification. If all sections are passed, your license is "Universal". Our program through Ferris State University* is EPA Approved. Your License through us is valid in every state and Canada. It is fully accredited and easily replaced, should it be lost or destroyed.
CFC Certification is REQUIRED by the Clean Air Act for anyone working on equipment containing refrigerant or to purchase Refrigerant .
- It is NOT sufficient to work "under supervision" of a licensed person. -
Employers must keep on file a copy of their employee's Certification if that employee works on any equipment containing refrigerant (including everything from water coolers to company vehicles).
If an employer does not have this certification on file, they are subject to fines as well as the employee who does not have such certification.
Any required Local, State or Industry licenses do not eliminate the requirement that you have CFC certification if you work on refrigerant containing equipment.
**R-410a is an Azeotropic mixture of refrigerants presently marketed under the brand names of Puron, SUVA 410a and Gentron AZ-20. R-410a involves significantly higher pressures and capacities than other refrigerants.
R410-a Certification is Voluntary (not Federally Mandated).
Those with Type II Certification are covered for purchase and use of R-410a.
Although not a part of our Section 608 One Day Program, our students who want this additional certification can make advance arrangements to take this exam by calling our office in advance. (Due to study materials involved which cannot be emailed, at least 2 weeks is necessary.) There is a additional fee for this Voluntary Certification.
Our students can also test for the Automotive Certification (Section 609) the same day. This is required for anyone working on cars, vans, trucks, busses etc. This separate certification is easily completed following the Section 608 testing.
The HVAC Pro* is the original Professional Provider of its SignatureOne Day Complete CFC Certification Program for groups in the locations we serve, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia. As the license is valid in all states, many come from greater distances. We also hold scheduled classes in other locations (New Orleans, LA) and for various groups on-site.
There are no particular education or training requirements to attend our classes. Our students have many backgrounds and levels of experience.
Our strong instruction and informative classroon format generate an exceptionally high passing rate.
Too Good To Be True?
Those who say "It can't be done!" are those who can't produce the same Results.
Wherever you decide to go to get certified, be sure to ask: Is your Instructor/ Agency accredited? Are they approved by the EPA? What is your passing rate? (is it better than 97%+?)
Who keeps your records?
How can I replace my license if it should be lost? (in 10 years?)
*There is no central agency that keeps license records.
Our licenses are issued and our records maintained by Ferris State University, one of the country’s leading HVACR universities, selected by the EPA to help design the testingand standards for CFC Certification.
They have the infrastructure to keep your information safe whether it's 10 days or 10 years or more before you need a license replacement.
* We are an agency of Ferris State University which issues your license and maintains your records at their location.
OUR MISSION: As a responsible teaching entity, we are helping to insure proper administration of the environmentally helpful laws of our country. We also maintain a strong commitment to our students, and do all we can to help them succeed. Their Success is Our Success!
It is the responsibility of anyone handling environmental toxins to use proper procedures at all times and keep up with the current laws and requirements.
It is in everyone's interest to use the chemicals that improve our lives in such a way that they do not end up harming us and our environment. We want to help leave a better world for those who follow!
The HVAC Pro is a Certification Agency of Ferris State University. The HVAC Pro CFC Certification Agency is not associated with any business organization or commercial entity not specifically named in our text and does not endorseany similarly named products or services.
We do not re-use, sell or share any personal information received in the course of our contacts with you.