After January 1, 2018, Section 609 certification is required to purchase refrigerant


Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more.

Distributors will be required to keep records of certified technicians purchasing refrigerant.

Click here to read the regulations on the EPA website.

Click here to learn about and obtain Section 609 certification from MACS Worldwide. Cost $20.

Click here to learn how to replace missing or lost Section 609 MACS or IMACA credentials. There is a  $10 replacement fee.

If you are already Section 609 certified your credentials are good for life.There is no mandatory re-certification required by EPA, however the Section 609 training program was updated as of 1/1/2015 and includes information on the new refrigerant R-1234yf. If you’d personally like to expand your knowledge visit our website and download the study guide.

Click here to learn about EPA Fines for not being Section 609 certified see CAA fines. Maximum daily fine $44,539.

For more information call the MACS office at
215-631-7020 x 0 email us at info@macsw.org

Visit the full MACS website at www.macsw.org

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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. www.macsw.org
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