Do I need a specific training for the R410a Refrigerant?


No new EPA certification is necessary for working with R-410A and Mainstreamís Section 608 training includes training for all refrigerants including R-410A. However, due to the higher pressure nature of R-410A,
most manufacturers agree that additional specific R-410A training is a wise choice. Towards this goal Mainstream has developed an R-410A training program for certified EPA Section 608 technicians. This R-410A training is not intended to teach air conditioningĖrefrigeration system installation, troubleshooting, or repair. Refrigeration technicians should already be knowledgeable in these areas prior to taking this course. This supplemental training is to be used with and requires a knowledge of the methods and procedures described in Mainstreamís EPA Section 608 Training Program, including information presented in Mainstreamís "Desktop Reference and Training Guide for 608 Certification in the Proper Use of Refrigerants, Including, Recycling, and Reclamation."


The R410a manual is free and we invite you to read it. Click here to see the manual.

If you are willing and ready to take the R410a test there is a $24.95 fee. Here you can find the check list before you begin your test.