What certification do I need to buy R-410A?

Are you required to have a license or to be certified to handle and purchase R-410A? You are required to have an EPA Section 608 Type II or Universal certification license to handle R-410A but no license is legally necessary for purchase.

What is R-410A certification?

Certification. The AC&R Safety Coalition exam validates that a person possess the knowledge to safely work with this refrigerant and helps reduce liability. This 50-question exam covers proper safety, handling, and application of R-410A refrigerant systems.

Is R-410A legal in California?

In low-temperature stand-alone cases, R404A, R507A, R410A and R407A, C and F will be banned starting in 2020. Those refrigerants will be prohibited starting January 1, 2021, in refrigerated food pro- cessing and dispensing equipment.

Can anyone purchase 410A refrigerant?

There is an EPA certification process available, and required, for purchase and handling of CERTIN refrigerants. R410a IS NOT one of those. ANYONE can purchase and handle 410a. NO certification or license needed.

Is EPA certification required to purchase R-410A?

Does EPA require an “R-410A Certification”? EPA requires a section 608 certification regardless of refrigerant type based on the type of appliance (Type I, Type II, Type III, or Universal). However, EPA does not have a certification that is exclusively focused on R-410A.

How many questions is the R-410A exam?

25 multiple
The R-410a Certification Examination is an open book exam that consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You must receive a score of 18 or 72% or more to pass.

Is r134 banned?

USA: A number of common refrigerants, including R134a, R410A and R407C, will be banned from use in new chillers in the USA from January 1, 2024.

What Freon is illegal in California?

The EPA has enacted legislation which will go into effect on January 1, 2020, officially outright banning the production of R-22 refrigerant or “Freon” as it’s more commonly known.

What is the newest AC refrigerant?

Most newer AC units use a refrigerant called R410A, or Puron. This chemical is an HFC (hydrofluorocarbon), but has been shown not to harm the ozone and, since 2015, has become the standard for residential air conditioning.

How much does R-410A cost?

R410A refrigerant costs $4 to $8 per pound wholesale or $50 to $80 per pound installed. Recharging a home AC with R410A Freon costs $100 to $320 on average.

Is R-410A refrigerant certification required?

Nevertheless, many equipment manufacturers are well aware of the concerns and safety issues of working with HFC refrigerants and are requiring service professionals who purchase their R-410A systems to be certified through each of their own independent programs and/or show proof of attending their training seminar.

Is R-410A covered by the Clean Air Act?

Currently HFC refrigerants, including R-410A, are not covered under the refrigerant sales restriction of the Clean Air Act Amendments, and, at this time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not require or mandate a separate certification for the handling of these refrigerants.

How can I buy R-410A in bulk?

Again, if you are a purchaser looking to buy in bulk quantities such as five, ten, or more cylinders then please visit our bulk purchasing page to receive a quote. Lastly, if you are looking to purchase a cylinder or two of R-410A check out some of the below offerings from Ebay: Owner.

What certifications do I need to buy refrigerants?

This service provides you with competitive real time costs as well as giving you a number of highly rated suppliers to choose from. One thing to note is that with some refrigerants you need to either be 608 or 609 Environmental Protection Agency certified in order to purchase.