About ATMT “R-410a” Refrigerant Safety CertificationTM
The ATMT “R-410a” Refrigerant Safety CertificationTM designation
sets the standard for our mission of Creating a Better, Safer, and more Efficient Maintenance
Workforce! Obtaining certification from the nation’s leader in maintenance training will
provide you with the documentation you need to positively demonstrate your knowledge about
the R-410a refrigerant and its safe handling practices.
The exam is a timed test, taken under the live supervision of a proctor, which ensures the
validity and consistency of the testing process and gives credibility to the final score.
The exam is made up of multiple choice questions. The order of questioning may vary from test
to test to ensure validity. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam and receive AT
certification. Most people who study and have received prior training will score in the 70%
to 85% range, which is considered “good” for this test. There will be a number of people who
fail however, giving the exam even more credibility for those who pass it.
This certification may be used by the employer as part of an overall worker safety and
maintenance program, for assessing the needs of workers, and can be used by the individual
to demonstrate his knowledge to an employer or vendor and give him an edge over other workers.
|Registration and Q&A review with proctor:
||10:30am – 11:20am
This is a timed exam that will start at 11:30am sharp whether students are prepared
and in their seats or not. Individuals arriving late will not be allowed to take the exam.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before testing starts!
Students must understand the R-410a refrigerant and basic air conditioning and refrigeration
prior to taking the exam. This is not a training course.
Individuals must have a good understanding of the material in their study guide prior to
coming in to take the test and should not expect to pass it without having first completed
an American Trainco air conditioning and refrigeration training program or other formal
training program. Some experienced individuals may be able to pass the exam without prior
training; however, it is not uncommon for “experienced” individuals to fail.
Those seeking certification should come prepared and ready to take the exam! Refunds are not
allowed for people who start the test but then discover they aren’t ready.
If you have not yet received formal air conditioning and refrigeration training
Go to the Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration Training Schedule now.
Who should seek this certification?
This certification is important for anyone who works with or is handling the R-410a high
pressure refrigerant. ATMT “R-410a” Refrigerant Safety CertificationTM
proves that the individual has passed a test proctored by a live person in the classroom,
who is a member of the world’s leading maintenance training company. Through this
certification individuals are able to demonstrate their knowledge on the subject to employers
and vendors. People seeking this certification include:
All HVAC maintenance personnel in:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Research Facilities
- Shopping Centers
- Apartment Buildings
- Building Maintenance Personnel
- Plant & Facility Maintenance Technicians
- Building Engineers
- Building Managers & Superintendents
- Plant & Facility Managers
- Environmental Health & Safety Personnel
- Apprentice and Experienced HVACR Technicians
- Stationary Engineers
- Refrigeration Technicians
- Energy Management Personnel
- Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
- Mechanical Engineers
- Any person handling or working with R-410a refrigerants!
More About the Exam
Students will be mailed a study guide prior to the exam date, so register early to make
sure you have time to study!
Some of the areas of questioning include:
- Understanding the R-22 phase out
- How conversion to R-410a affects your existing system & components
- Operating pressures
- Proper handling of refrigerants
- Refrigerant chemistry
- Human hazards associated with the R-410a Refrigerant
- Environmental hazards associated with the R-410a Refrigerant
- Equipment hazards associated with the R-410a Refrigerant
- Maintenance practices and tools used in association with refrigerants
- Refrigerant recovery
- Refrigerant charging
- Storage, safety & ventilation
- Other safety & environmental considerations
Is R-410a refrigerant safety certification required?
No. Certification in R-410a refrigerant safety is not a legal requirement; however, since
it requires different tools, techniques and safety standards that are not in place or in use
with more common refrigerants, it is becoming a growing concern that HVAC technicians or
anyone handling the refrigerant be properly trained in R-410a safety as it grows in popularity
and replaces other refrigerants. Like “CEU’s” (Continuing Education Credits), certification
in this area can mean different things to different people, businesses or other entities.
Since there is no legal requirement for this certification it is up to the employer to
determine its value for their workplace and employees, and may be adopted by the employer as
part of a an overall safety or maintenance program.
This certification does not permit workers to handle R-410a refrigerants or any refrigerant
if they are not already EPA Section 608 certified.
It is designed to help workers who are already EPA 608 certified demonstrate their knowledge
about the newer R-410a refrigerant to their employer or vendors.
If you have not yet become EPA Section 608 Certified
Go to the Air Conditioning
& Refrigeration Training Schedule
now. If you are already an experienced HVAC technician and have had formal training and only
need to obtain your EPA 608 certification,
Go to the ATMT “EPA 608”
What You Will Take Home
Individuals successfully passing the certification exam will receive an 8-1/2 x 11
certificate suitable for framing along with a laminated certification card you can
carry with you.
All student scores are permanently stored in accordance with ACE (American Council
on Education) guidelines. Transcripts and replacement cards & certificates may be obtained
by calling American Trainco customer service.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs
(Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who
have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education
requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE
(American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and
tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority.
We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.