Ask the Expert: What should I know about training and certification to work on vehicles with R-1234yf?

Feb. 27, 2016
EPA-approved 609 certification is required for all technicians that will repair or service vehicle air conditioning systems, including the new R-1234yf refrigerant.

Q: What should I know about training and certification to work on vehicles with R-1234yf?

A: EPA-approved 609 certification is required for all technicians that will repair or service vehicle air conditioning systems, including the new R-1234yf refrigerant. This training will ensure safety for your staff, customers and the environment. You can find out more on this certification through national and regional agencies in your area.

Technicians will be surprised by how much the training has been updated during the past year, especially in regards to handling R-1234yf refrigerant. I highly recommend independent repair shops get all their technicians in for training as soon as possible.

Information provided by: MAHLE Service Solutions

About the Author

Eric Shultz | Engineering Manager, MAHLE Service Solutions

Eric Shultz serves as the engineering manager for MAHLE Service Solutions and is based at the company’s location in York, Pennsylvania.

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