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Section 609 Technician Training and Certification Programs

All persons repairing or servicing motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) systems for consideration must be properly trained and certified by a program authorized by EPA.

Section 609 Technician Training and Certification (TT&C) programs must provide adequate training on the service and repair of MVACs and MVAC–like appliances, refrigerant containment, refrigerant handling equipment, refrigerant purity, environmental consequences of refrigerant release, and adverse effects on stratospheric ozone layer depletion as well as anticipated future technology developments in the MVAC sector.

Recently EPA required all Section 609 TT&C organizations to update program material to reflect the latest developments in MVAC technology and service. The following is a list of currently authorized Section 609 TT&C programs that meet EPA’s standard. Please contact programs directly for information on specific training and test locations and options.

Section 609 covers technician certification in the motor vehicle sector only. Note, that while certification is required in order to service motor vehicle air-conditioners, certification is not required to purchase R-134a.

Exit EPA DisclaimerAll links below are to sites outside the EPA domain.

AM General Corporation
13200 McKinley Highway
Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 258-3421

ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence)
101 Blue Seal Drive SE
Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 669-6600, 1-866-427-3273

ESCO Institute
1350 West Northwest Highway
Suite 205
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(800) 726-9696

Ferris State University (FSU)
1020 Maple St.
Suite 117
Big Rapids, MI 49307-1676
(866) 880-7674

The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association
10100 Brecksville Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141
(440) 746-1500 or (888) 740-2886

International Mobile Air Conditioning Association
Status: Closed, effective 11/05.
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide maintains IMACA's technician certification records.

1380 Forest Park Circle, Suite 140
Lafayette, CO 80026

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 631-3550, (800) 866-3550

Metro Atlanta Auto Dealers Association
440 Interstate North Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 916-1744

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide
P.O. Box 88
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 631-7020
fax: (215) 631-7017

New York State Association of Service Stations and Repair Shops, Inc.
Automotive Technician Training Program
6 Walker Way
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 452-1979
fax: (518) 452-1955
email: state@nysassrs.com

The Refrigeration School, Inc.
4210 East Washington, Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034-1894
(602) 275-7133

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
P.O. Box 40006
College Station, TX 77842-4006
(800) 723-3811

Universal Technical Institute
16220 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
(800) 859-7249

Wyoming Technical Institute
4373 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 755-2288
Fax: (307) 721-4854
Note to refrigerant retailers:

Geneva Steel, Marine Safety Consultants/Tidewater School of Navigation, Mechanic's Education Association, Minnesota Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penske Auto Centers (formerly K-Mart), Rancho Santiago College, Refrigerant Certification Services, Ryder Trucks, Snap-On, Vatterott College, Waco Chemicals, Inc., and E F Technical Institute, Inc. formerly offered Section 609 TT&C programs. Retailers should continue to accept Section 609 TT&C cards from these organizations.

Programs Intended Specifically for Their Own Employees

Jiffy Lube International
P.O. Box 2967
Houston, TX 77252-2967
(713) 546-3957

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Mail Stop: 30-2-3
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952

Department of Defense
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School
Tactical Support Equipment Department
ATTN: Section 609 TT&C Program
Building 18041, Room 1074
126 Edgewood Road
Fort Lee, VA 23801
(804) 765-9180
(804) 765-9188 (fax)

Department of Defense
United States Marine Corps
Motor Transport Maintenance Instructional Company
Attn: Mobile Air Conditioning Section
Building M107, Room 34
Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools
Training Command
PSC BOX 20041
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0041
(910) 450-1595

Whayne Supply Company
P.O. Box 35900
Louisville, KY 40323-5900
(502) 774-4441

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