A milestone has been reached and passed at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. MACS now archives over 1 million automotive service technician Section 609 records.
“MACS is proud to have been the pioneer provider of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Section 609 service technician refrigerant recovery and recycling education program,” proclaimed Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. “We are very excited to have now passed well over the 1 million certified technicians mark and look forward to providing more certifications and education to service technicians when our new R-1234yf program is given final approval by EPA.”
This is a good time to remind all automotive service technicians that if they work on mobile A/C systems using R-12, R-134a and R-1234yf that under Section 609 of the U.S. Clean Air Act they must be certified to recover and recycle refrigerant.
MACS provides Section 609 certification education through leader led classes, independent study tests and online testing. Technicians who have lost their credentials may call the MACS office at 215/631-7020 x 0 to obtain reprints for $10 each. A reprint order form is available on the MACS website at www.macsw.org under the Section 609 certification tab.
Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents a growing membership in North America and 47 countries around the world, and is affiliated with the Vehicle Air Conditioning Specialists of Australia (VASA). MACS also provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 1 million technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at http://www.macsw.org. MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show, Meet me at MACS; Make Connections that Matter! will take place February 5-7, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.