samhill wrote:Well there you go, my son can work on everything like I had said & he had all that while still in HS, he did have to put a lot of extra hours in after normal class hours but that's all it took in Pa. in the early 90s.
He still has to have EPA certification as of 1994. If he doesn't, he's working illegally.
Since November 14, 1994, EPA-Approved Section 608 certification is needed to service building air conditioning and refrigeration systems. With 608 certification, you can purchase any refrigerant in containers greater than 20 pounds. Four types of certification are available. Only CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS can purchase refrigerants.
http://www.sosmetalsmaui.com/EPA%20Sect ... cation.pdf
It's not difficult, but it's required from the government.
Maybe I could have taken it in high school. But until I was a senior, I didn't even know my school offered "industrial arts". The school forced anyone without a criminal record into a "college prep" program!