Refrigerant Handling (EPA 608)

It’s the law! To work on stationary air conditioners and refrigeration systems, you must be certified under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

ACCA makes it simple. As creators of the original and most popular EPA certification training programs and tests, ACCA has certified over 300,000 people.

608 Made Simple

Contractors, ensure your new hires and incoming technicians are certified properly to handle refrigerant — not just in the required way, but in the right way. ACCA makes it easy. 

ACCA currently is offering both the new and old EPA 608 Tests and study materials. 

Study Materials - New Test

EPA 608 Test Prep Course - Online Course
The ACCA EPA 608 Test Prep Course is a self-paced, online program that will aid you in your efforts to become certified under the refrigerant recovery and recycling program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Click here for additional details and to order. 

Technicians Guide & Workbook for 608 Test - Book
This must have guide covers every topic and question that could appear on the new EPA 608 Test. Click here for more details and to order. 

Study Materials - Old Test

Understanding Section 608 — a complete computer video training package, taught by one of our industry’s top technical trainers.

ACCA’s Study Guide for Section 608 (English and Italian)
Condenses the body of knowledge needed to get 608 Type I, II and III certification. Designed for non-certified technicians who already have a working knowledge of the trade. (28 pages)

Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification Program Manual for HVACR Technicians (Section 608 Training Manual) (English and Spanish available)
5th Edition Manual, basic manual to certify for the EPA 608 test. Includes sample questions, glossary of terms, example forms for documenting refrigerant use and incident reports for accidental venting. (164 pages)

ACCA's Section 608 Refresher Manual (English and Spanish) - One hundred sample test questions plus a solid review of the fundamentals of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, components, and configurations. (76 pages)

Please Note: While the old exam and study materials will be available for a few more months, it does not cover the new regulations. We highly encourage you to study for and take the new EPA test if possible. 

Become a Proctor

To become an ACCA proctor, simply download, complete and return this form following the included instructions.

Only a registered ACCA proctor can order tests.
ACCA/Penn College offers both the New and Old EPA 608 Tests. 
  • New: Paper (English only)
  • Old: Paper (available in English, Spanish and Italian)  and Online  
The EPA 608 Test is a closed-book test. Test questions are drawn from the EPA bank of questions, and are randomly sorted in multiple versions. EPA-approved certificates and wallet cards will be issued for each technician who passes the test (included in the cost of the test). 

Please call 703-575-4477 to order or if you have any questions. 

Do you need a replacement wallet card?

To seek a replacement 608 wallet identification card, if you were certified May 2001 or later, please email with your Full Name and Address so we can verify your certification.  There is a $25.00 service fee charged to replace a lost card.

If you were certified before May 2001, call 866-880-7674.

EPA 608 Technicians

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now requires programs certifying technicians, excluding Federally-run programs, to publish a list of the technicians they have certified online.  To ensure compliance, ACCA has posted the following list of technicians certified with us through December 31, 2018. This list will be updated again in July, 2019. 

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