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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Apprenticeship – 50010

8400 hours

This program is offered in partnership with State of Florida registered apprenticeship sponsors and prepares students for advancement in the air-conditioning, refrigeration, and heating trades. The program utilizes a cooperative method of instruction, requiring on-the-job training for which the student receives compensation, and classroom instruction.

EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified. Starting on January 1, 2018, this requirement will also apply to appliances containing most substitute refrigerants, including HFCs.

Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test to earn Section 608 Technician Certification. The tests are specific to the type of equipment the technician seeks to work on. Tests must be administered by an EPA-approved certifying organization. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire. Core tests taken as an open book exam cannot be used to get your Universal Certification. The core test must be taken as a proctored exam in order to attain Universal Certification. For more information, please visit

Degree Requirements

Required program:

ACR 0940Apprenticeship HVAC 1 (N)

90 hours

ACR 0941Apprenticeship HVAC 2 (N)

90 hours

ACR 0942Apprenticeship HVAC 3 (N)

90 hours

ACR 0943Apprenticeship HVAC 4 (N)

90 hours

ACR 0944Apprenticeship HVAC 5 ( N)

90 hours

ACR 0945Apprenticeship HVAC 6 (N)

90 hours

ACR 0946Apprenticeship HVAC On-the-Job Training (N)

655 hours

ACR 0946: Apprenticeship HVAC On the Job Training: *This course is repeated twelve (12) times throughout the program to document the on-the-job requirement for apprentices.