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JWCC to Offer EPA Certification Class for HVAC Technicians

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October 5, 2020

John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center will offer an EPA 608 Certification class on two Fridays, October 23 and 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class is open to the public, no application is necessary, but individuals are required to make a reservation to attend. The class will take place at JWCC’s Workforce Development Center, located at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.

The two-day training course will cover the 2018 federally updated test requirements, and will include the proctored EPA exam covering type 1, type 2, type 3, and universal certifications. This lifetime certification is required for all HVAC technicians to work legally, purchase hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, or refrigeration components that are controlled by the EPA. Participants will receive the new book of test standards by ESCO to use as a study guide for the new test. With the course fee, participants are allowed to take the test up to four times. The cost is $375 per person, which includes book, test fee and lunch for both days.

Attendees will be required to wear face coverings and social distancing will be maintained. For more information on this course or to register, contact the Workforce Development Center at 217-641-4971, or email wdc@jwcc.edu.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.