Professional Certifications

Refrigerant system

Refrigerant Handling

Harper College is an EPA-sanctioned refrigeration technician certifier under Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act. Harper College offers testing for refrigeration handling (EPA Exam).

The areas of certification are:

  • Type I Servicing small appliances
  • Type II High-pressure refrigerants
  • Type III Low-pressure refrigerants
  • Core Exam Universal Certification

Harper College offers a Refrigerant Handling Workshop to help you prepare for the technician certification exam, as well as the Refrigerant Handling Exam.

These classes are offered thru the Continuing Education department. Please review this information on how to register for Continuing Education Classes.

R-410A Safety Training and Certification

The EPA has established the phase out of the HCFC R-22 with no production or importing beginning in 2020. However, equipment manufacturers must phase out the use of HCFC R-22 in new units by January 1, 2010.

More manufacturers are building air conditioning equipment using HFC R-410A. It is important that professionals understand the safe handling, operating characteristics, proper applications and the general use of R-410A refrigerant.

Certification in the handling of R-410A is offered by the AC & R Safety Coalition. Harper College can help you become certified in the handling of R-410A.

The schedule for sessions on R-410A handling is currently under development.