HVAC Technicians may now test for EPA 608 Certification at STC

#1242 | January 10, 2012

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College is now offering the EPA 608 Refresher Course and Computerized Certification Testing for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technicians wishing to take the next step in their career, which will enable them to purchase refrigerants.

     The two-hour refresher course begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012 at STC’s Crossroads Campus (190 Crossroads Parkway, Suite 100). The test begins at 1:30 p.m., also on February 10, at the Crossroads Campus. Please note, late arrivals will not be allowed to sit for the test.

     Since November 14, 1994, Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires all technicians who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances containing regulated refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. EPA-Approved Section 608 certification is required to service building air conditioning and refrigeration systems. HVAC technicians are allowed purchase any refrigerant in containers greater than 20 pounds once they earn the EPA-approved 608 certification.

     The $85 registration fee includes a study guide, two-hour refresher course and certification testing. This fee is non-refundable. The deadline to register and pay for the course and test is noon on Friday, January 27, 2012.

     To register for the course and test and for payment, contact Reeshemah Johnson 912.443.5808. Credit and/or Debit Card payments may be made via telephone. Money order, personal or cashier’s checks made payable to Savannah Technical College will only be accepted at the Crossroads Campus.

     Upcoming EPA 608 refresher course and tests are scheduled for April 13, June 15 and August 17 with registration due two weeks prior to the course/testing date.

For questions about the refresher course, please contact:

Bob Barringer (Industrial Technology) 912.443.5866 or

For questions about scheduling course/test for registration, please contact:

Reeshemah Johnson 912.443.5808 or

     Savannah Technical College, the region’s leading provider of market-driven, quality technical and adult education, has been meeting the needs of its community for more than three-quarters of a century. Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves nearly 5,000 students each semester in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 70 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.


Amy Shaffer, APR

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (