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EPA Section 609 Certification

Section 609 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires technicians who service motor vehicle air conditioning “MVAC” systems to be certified.
 
Servicing motor vehicle air conditioning includes repairing, leak testing, and topping off of air conditioning systems low on refrigerant as well as any other repair to the vehicle which requires dismantling any part of the air conditioner.
 
The Section 609 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Exam, an open book test, is:
  • Required to service motor vehicle A/C systems
  • Required to purchase small containers (under 20 lb) of regulated refrigerants
 

Certifying Organization

RSES is not a certifying organization for the Section 609, but we are able to bring it to you courtesy of ESCO Group. All documents provided in relation to preparation are provided below courtesy of ESCO. See below for your copy of the training packet or to take the test.
 

Online Testing/Certification

Save time and take the test online! The 609 examination is an open book test that can be taken online for $20 with immediate results. Persons who pass the open book exam are awarded: a wallet ID card and a wall certificate.
 
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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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