CFC FAQ


1. I've lost my CFC Certification Card, how do I get a new card?

You may call our office at (919) 779-4711 or print and mail in a Replacement CFC Card.


2. How do I become certified?

In order to become certified, you need to pass the CFC Certification Exam. We offer Type I mail-in exams that you can order and take at home. Other CFC exams must be proctored and are given through the Community Colleges. If you want to take the exam, we suggest that you contact the Community Colleges near you to find out when they are giving the next exam.

If you are interested in Type I certification, print out and mail in a Type I Mail-In Application.

Or view our list of CFC Testing Centers.


3. What type of CFC Certification do I need?

The Type I Certification covers small appliances that are manufactured, charged, and hermetically sealed with less than five pounds of refrigerant. This includes refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, package terminal heat pumps, dehumidifiers, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, and drinking water coolers.

The Type II Certification covers high pressure appliances that use a refrigerant with a boiling point between -50 degrees C and 10 degrees C at atmospheric pressure. This includes refrigerants 12, 22, 114, 500, and 502.

The Type III Certification covers low pressure appliances that use a refrigeration with a boiling point above 10 degrees C at atmospheric pressure. This includes refrigerants 11, 113, and 123.

Small cans of R-12 are covered by a separate automotive certification. For more information about how to receive an automotive certification or CFC certification in general, please call the EPA's hotline: 1-800-296-1996.


4. How much does the CFC Certification test cost?

We charge $40 per test.


5. Are there any courses or study guides for the CFC Certification test?

If you are taking the Type I Mail-In Exam, you can get a study guide for an additional $20. If you are taking the exam through the local community colleges, you need to contact that college as many of them offer a study course in addition to the exam.


6. Where can I find the EPA's Compliance Guideline for Industrial Process Refrigeration?

The EPA's Compliance Guidelines can be found here.


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