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ASE reminds techs of certification required for A/C work

The ASE refrigerant recovery and recycling program is EPA-approved, meets Section 609 regulations and is offered in two different ways. The most convenient method is online on the website. Those who prefer a printed booklet may place a no-charge order, making payment when the completed quiz is submitted for scoring.

“Spring is here and shops will be seeing more customers bringing in vehicles for air conditioning service and repair,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “To service these vehicles, technicians must pass an EPA-approved program to legally perform air conditioning service work. The ASE refrigerant recovery and recycling review and quiz offers a convenient way for professional technicians to quickly meet EPA requirements for performing air conditioning service.”

Training and certification programs must cover the use of recycling equipment in compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, refrigerant containment and the effects on the environment. To be certified, technicians must review the training material thoroughly and then pass a test demonstrating their knowledge of the training material.

The certificate earned as a result of a passing score on the refrigerant quiz is only deemed as certification in the context of the EPA. This credential is not the equivalent of technical certification from the ASE certification program. For more information about the ASE refrigerant and recycling program, click here.

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