CFC Section 608 Changes 2018


CFC Section 608 Changes 2018

This course is for those who already have a CFC Universal Certificate. The AirCon Academy “CFC Section 608 Changes 2018” offers very comprehensive information regarding the upcoming changes in CFC Certification in a concise 35-minute video presented by the ESCO Group approved proctor with 30 years of teaching experience. All you need to know in one place!

Who should take the “CFC Section 608 Changes 2018”: property/ portfolio managers, facility managers, building engineers, technicians, owners and operators working with the refrigerants.

Important: The EPA emphasizes owner/operator/ technician ’s responsibility of keeping up with all EPA rules and regulations including updates. 

This course addresses the changes the EPA started implementing on January 1, 2018. The changes affect owners/operators working with the refrigerants. The examination content is going to change as well. On January 1, 2018, new regulations impacting the way refrigerants are handled and sold went into effect. The examination content requirements will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

January 1, 2018

Here are some highlights of important changes covered in “CFC Section 608 Changes 2018 course:

  1. HFC and HFO refrigerants are now included in the sales restriction. 
  2. These refrigerants may only be sold to technicians certified under Sections 608 and 609 of the Federal Clean Air Act.
  3. Wholesalers and others who re-sell refrigerants must maintain invoices that indicate: purchaser name, sale date, and the quantity of CFC, HCFC, HFC and HFO refrigerants purchased. 
  4. There is a time required for keeping these records.
  5. Employers new requirement regarding proof of certification for technicians.

Highlights of the changes regarding Record Keeping.

  1. New recordkeeping requirements for appliances containing 5 to 50 pounds of refrigerant become effective.
  2. Technicians must keep records of; the location, date of recovery, and the type of refrigerant recovered for each disposed appliance, the quantity of refrigerant by type recovered from disposed of appliances in each calendar month. In addition, the quantity of refrigerant, and type, transferred for reclamation or destruction, the person to whom it was transferred, and the date of the transfer. Watch the video for more details.
  3. All requirements for the maintenance, service, repair, and disposal of CFC and HCFC are extended to HFC and HFO refrigerants.

The EPA requires new wording on certificates.

  1. Going forward after January 1st, 2018, the EPA requires new wording on certification cards. Any new and replacement certification cards will have a new look. 
  2. The wording on new certification cards includes: “[Name of person] has successfully passed a [Type I, Type II, Type III, and/or Universal, as appropriate] exam on how to responsibly handle refrigerants as required by EPA’s National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program.”
  3. Cards issued prior to the implemented changes remain valid.
  4. Additionally, the EPA requires that Section 608 Certification holders be included in a public online directory to simplify locating their certification records.

Watch the video on any digital device individually or organize lunch and learn session for employees/coworkers. A live webinar can be offered for larger groups of interested individuals on request. Please inquire at 

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons Time: 365 days
  • Lesson
    • Lecture1.1
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About the Instructor

Admin bar avatar Julio Herrera

Julio Herrera is the co-founder of AirCon Academy and an experienced vocational technical skills instructor for over 30 years.

In 1979 Julio enlisted in the US NAVY where he acquired necessary skills in maintaining and servicing various types of air conditioning systems, air handlers, chillers, hydraulics/pneumatics systems, pumps, and boilers.

After the Navy, Julio made a decision to continue his career as a building engineer with Washington Metropolitan Air Transit Authority (WMATA) where he developed a passion for teaching. He felt strongly about sharing and passing his knowledge to others and taught HVAC systems, Refrigeration, Electrical Motors, Schematics, Basic Electricity, and Heat Pumps, as well, as prep courses for CFC Universal and R410-A and other refrigerants to over 9,000 students during his teaching career.

Julio Herrera believes that the online technical skills training school without walls “AirCon Academy” will provide the opportunity to learn HVAC trade to everyone, any place, any time, on any device.

“I enjoy teaching and seeing how information and knowledge which I give to my students, changes their confidence at a work place, enhances careers, and improves their financial state. I am proud of my students who are now owners of HVAC companies, directors of building engineering, or just extraordinary HVAC professionals who can troubleshoot the equipment, fix it if needed, and suggest improvements to it’s maintenance”

Julio Herrera


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  • Salihu M. Mubaraq


    Julio is just perfect
  • Mohamed Mostafa

    CFC course

    Excellent course