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RSES Announces Availability of EPA Section 609 Certification

December 13th, 2017

RSES Announces Availability of EPA Section 609 Certification


Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Dec 13, 2017) – RSES is pleased to add the availability of the EPA Section 609 Certification to its already existing Section 608 Certification.


Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 608 and 609 of the Clean Air Act program, certification is required to ensure that technicians measure up to a variety of EPA requirements on service practices and refrigerant reclamation. The RSES Educational Foundation is approved by the EPA to administer Section 608 certification testing, and RSES now offers Section 609 certification through ESCO Group.


Section 609 covers repairing, leak testing, and topping off of motor vehicle air conditioning systems low on refrigerant, as well as any other repair to the vehicle that requires dismantling of any part of the air conditioner. This certification is required to service motor vehicle A/C systems and to purchase small containers (under 20 lb) of regulated refrigerants.


In addition to being able to take the exam online and receive instant results, a free study guide that may be used during the exam, is also available for download. For more information, visit or call 800-297-5660.

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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