UTI delivers and maintains EPA Section 608 and 609 Refrigerant Certification tests for the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as a full range of entry level qualification instruments for transportation and fleet providers.
Section 608 Training & Testing: UTI provides Certification Training and EPA Approved 608 Certification Testing to small, medium and large organizations nationally. Our testing program is approved by EPA as meeting strict requirements and standards. (Attending the training program is not required in order to take the certification test.)
Effective November 14, 1994, (or May 15, 1995 for technicians who qualify under the "Grandfather" regulation signed October 28, 1994), technicians servicing refrigeration systems must be certified under an EPA approved testing program. The EPA defines a technician as: "Any person who performs maintenance, service, or repair that could reasonably be expected to release Class I (CFC) or Class II (HCFC) substanced into the atmosphere, including but not limited to installers, contractor employees, in-house service personnel, and in some cases, owners. Technician also means any person disposing of appliances except for small appliances." After November 14, 1994 (or May 15, 1995 for technicians who qualify under the "Grandfather" regulation signed October 28, 1994), the sale of refrigerant in any size container will be restricted to technicians certified under an EPA certification program.