EPA 608 Certification

Unlock the Door to Your Future in HVAC with EPA 680 Certification

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Program Overview

In a world increasingly aware of environmental impact, EPA 680 Certification stands as a crucial benchmark for technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment or appliances that could release ozone-depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere. College of Western Idaho (CWI) is at the forefront of providing comprehensive training approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in alignment with the Federal Clean Air Act. 

You will embark on an 8-hour journey of online training and testing emphasizing the importance of responsible handling and management of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants, culminating in EPA 608 Universal Certification. Whether you are aspiring to advance in your current role or pivot to a rewarding career as a HVAC or trades technician, CWI's EPA 680 Certification is your stepping stone into a career that values sustainability and expertise. 


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Time to Complete

1 month

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Learning Opportunities

  • EPA Regulations Mastery: Understand the ins and outs of EPA regulations and Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, preparing you to handle refrigerants responsibly.
  • Comprehensive Training: Dive into Core, Type I (small appliances), Type II (high pressure and very high pressure appliances), and Type III (low pressure appliances) with engaging video courses designed for real-world applications.
  • Hands-on Exam Preparation: Leverage online practice tests that closely simulate the EPA 608 exam environment to help detect knowledge gaps ensuring you are exam-ready.
  • Live Remote Proctoring: Experience the convenience of taking your certification exam remotely with live oversight, ensuring integrity and compliance.
  • Career Advancement: Armed with your EPA 608 card upon successful completion, open new doors to opportunities in the HVAC and refrigeration sectors.

Area of Study

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion




Online Only

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Cost: $295

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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


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  • Project Management Specialists

    Analyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.


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  • Construction Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.


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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


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