Are you flying the MACS colors?

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor

Did you know that there are currently over one million technicians certified through MACS under Section 609 of the Clean Air Act? Chances are that if your shop performs A/C work, you too have employees who hold a “MACS Certification” as it’s commonly called in the shop.


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Your “MACS Certification” lets everyone know that you’ve completed training in refrigerant recycling and service procedures.

The only time technicians usually look at their own credentials is when it’s requested by an employer or (hopefully not) when it’s requested as part of an “official investigation”. Otherwise, they are kept safely tucked away with other licenses and certificates, either in a tool box drawer at work, or maybe with other important papers at home. But did you know that a MACS certification is something you could do a lot more with? Why not put it out on display for all to see?

Many shops like to tout their employees’ credentials. Shop owners want their customers to know about their dedication to continued improvement. Customers like their vehicles taken care of by those who remain on the cutting edge of technology and knowledge. Technicians like to shows off their accomplishments as they strive towards furthering their education. Next time you’re in the customer reception area of your shop, take a look around at the walls and see what’s hanging up there. Chances are you’ll find things such as ASE Certifications, State Inspection Licenses, and MACS Certificates. If not, maybe it’s time to get them out and show them off!

The extra step to excellence is becoming a member of MACS! Click here to find out more.

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Show your customers that your employees take that extra step.

Any employee who opens the refrigeration circuit of a mobile air conditioner must be certified. Contact MACS today at or call 215.631.7020 for more information. We are the experts when it comes to mobile A/C, and we can help you comply with the law!


About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues.
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