If you are going to a community college , one of the coursee you will be required to take will be to prepair you for the EPA exams. It will probably be best if you were to wait untill that class is offered. If you are dying to take the test, take the 609 first and see how you do .
Originally posted by T Martin The EPA Test is not work the plastic it is wrapped in, if you plan on making HVAC a career, find a part or full time job with a QUALITY HVAC contracter as laborer or assisting a service tech.
I tried that and they told me to go to school and learn the trade.
I am a student as well and my school offers the EPA exam twice a semester I believe. When I asked my instructor when I should take the exam he told me to take it when I knew for sure I would pass it because understood it, not just because I knew the answers to the questions. I'm about to wrap up my first semester, and I don't think I'm quiet ready yet.
Try doing a search to find the answers to the questions you have. Years of questions exactly like the ones you have asked (in this thread and others) have most likely been answered along with questions you haven't even thought of yet from others breaking into the field. It may however take some time to sift through the debris for the answers you seek. Just remember, both teachers and employers like initiative, show 'em you have some by reading what the "pros" have already covered here. There's a veritable cornucopia of knowledge here waiting to be absorbed by people who want to learn. Happy hunting.