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    Hmm EPA Certification Question (pre 1994)

    I recently attended a class on Sphera's Refrigerant Compliance Manager (refrigerant tracking software). The person presenting the class mentioned that if a technician has an EPA certification issued before 1994 it is no longer valid.
    I have searched the EPA.gov website and don't see this mentioned anywhere. Does anyone know if this is a valid statement? I've been in the HVAC business for 35 years now and had never heard that.

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    I don’t have an answer but reading your post caused me to look at my EPA card.

    On one side it has the issuer of the card & states “Program Approved By EPA September 30, 1993”
    On the other side it has my name “Certified As A Universal Technician As Required By 40 CFR 82 Subpart F On June 4, 1994 No 608xxxxxxx”

    Based on this, It would not surprise me if any certificates before this time (Sept. 30, 1993) aren't recognized by the EPA.
    Last edited by ESokoloff; 06-26-2019 at 05:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cringus1066 View Post
    I recently attended a class on Sphera's Refrigerant Compliance Manager (refrigerant tracking software). The person presenting the class mentioned that if a technician has an EPA certification issued before 1994 it is no longer valid.
    I have searched the EPA.gov website and don't see this mentioned anywhere. Does anyone know if this is a valid statement? I've been in the HVAC business for 35 years now and had never heard that.
    They can Kiss My Ass if I’m taking that BS test again!

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    At this point in time, it is good for life.

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    I've only had 1 supply house ask for my certification and no one else.

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    It seems that when I'd perused a 2018 study guide (that I'd asked to look at) for gaining an EPA certification , it hinted that prior EPA certifications are grandfathered (or words to that effect).

    So, NO...I don't think so. I WILL add that...there's MANY changes to what needs to be known when compared to the tests we took back in the '90s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lzenglish View Post
    At this point in time, it is good for life.
    Are We Good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Are We Good?
    Were Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzenglish View Post
    Were Good !
    👍

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    We ask for epa card for CFC's and HCFC's
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
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    I don't give a shet. I could ace that Universal SOB again blindfolded.

    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    They can Kiss My Ass if I’m taking that BS test again!
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I don't give a shet. I could ace that Universal SOB again blindfolded.
    I am not going to remember a bunch of dates that don’t mean $hit!

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