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EPA and ICE Tests

Industry Competency Examination (ICE)

The ICE exams measure industry-agreed standards of basic competency for entry-level (one year or less) HVAC technicians and are supported by the following organizations:

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
  • Air-Conditioning Contractors of America
  • Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association
  • Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International
  • Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

You may choose one exam or multiple exams as time permits in testing center.

Below are the three ICE exams offered:

  • Residential Air-Conditioning and Heating
    • Equipment is five-ton systems or smaller (150 Questions)
    • 3.5 hour exam (35 minutes per section - timed; 6 sections total)
    • Passing the Core and one Specialty section (Passing scores 70 on each) is necessary for certification.
  • Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Heating
    • Equipment is six to twenty ton systems (100 Questions)
    • 2 hour exam (Passing score 60)
  • Commercial Refrigeration
    • Refrigeration equipment (100 Questions)
    • 2 hour exam (Passing score 60)

A $50 fee for each test is required. Payment methods accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Check, Cash or Purchase Order.

Scheduling an Exam

To schedule a time to take the exam please contact Dan Liinger 330-494-6170, Ext. 4455.


 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

608 Clear Air Act Requirement Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tests are designed to permit the certification of technicians required by Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

The goal of this test is to check the level of understanding of the subject matter by the individual being tested.

The EPA exam contains:

  • Core Section
  • Certifications
    • Type 1 - Small Appliances
    • Type 2 - High-Pressure
    • Type 3 - Low-Pressure
  • A score of 18 and above on each section and type is passing.
  • Universal certification requires all three types of equipment.

Passing the Core and one Specialty (Type) section is necessary for certification. You may retake sections that you did not pass at another scheduled time, but must pay the full testing fee.

For an outline of topics contained in the EPA Certification Test, please click here.

A $40 fee for the complete EPA test, which includes all 4 sections, will be required. Payment methods accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Check, Cash or Purchase Order.


 

Scheduling an Exam

To schedule a time to take the exam please contact Dan Linger 330-494-6170, Ext. 4455.