Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Question Only passed the CORE part of the test... What now?

    Hi I took the classes through work and only passed the core but none of the levels. What can I do now? Can I retake any of them online? What can I work on? Any advise would be great. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    16
    Yes, you can take them again.You can go online and take practice tests and whatnot. I don't think you can take the part for 608 ceritfication online. I think it has to be administered.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    34
    You can take type 1 online, open book. If you want to take type 2 and 3 again, it has to be proctored. I don't believe you have to take core again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    las vegas
    Posts
    1,505
    time to study harder.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    28
    Did you go in blind or did u have a study guide? Id do some searching on the net and try and find some practice tests. Good luck!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    4,356
    Join RSES....lots of great training material. When it comes to RSES, you get what you put in. All in all, it is up to you to become a better technician.
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
    -Pat Riley

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    34
    I just studied the book that came when I signed up for the test. Pretty easy, even when I hadn't ever touched refrigeration before.

    Just realize when you study, the test doesn't test you on how to fix equipment. The EPA doesn't really care if you are a bad tech. It tests you on how to recover and not vent refrigerant. So you better know your vacuum levels, refrigeration ban dates, etc.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sahuarita, Arizona
    Posts
    15
    Once you've passed the core section of the EPA exam, and you have proof of that...meaning that the proof can be photocopied and sent in with your exam re-take... you don't have to take it again.

    RSES is a very good source for information on studying for and taking the three section of the exam you need to take. You'll need to be proctored if you're taking other than just a Type 1 certification. Find your local chapter of RSES, join, get the study materials you need, and set a time with the chapter proctor to take your exam.

    Other than RSES, you can find helpful information on EPA testing at a web site that is operated by Thermal Engineering....www.epatest.com.....where you can download and read their study guide, then make arrangements through them to take the exam at a local wholesaler that is part of their network.

    You can also find some information on the EPA testing by going to the web site for ESCO Institute, which is another company that has developed an EPA test. Their web site is www.escoinst.com .

    Regards,
    Jim Johnson

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event