Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certification

Get in-demand skills and your EPA Certification in 2 weeks

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Households and businesses in Maine and throughout New England depend on efficient, well-maintained air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration equipment. Demand for skilled A/C and refrigeration technicians is higher than ever and will only grow over time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC-R industry will add more than 400,000 jobs this decade.

In only two weeks, the MEMA Technical Education Center can provide all-inclusive training to prepare you for a fulfilling career in A/C and refrigeration installation and service.

Our A/C and Refrigeration program prepares you for your career

When you enroll in MTEC’s A/C and Refrigeration Certification program, you can access our knowledgeable instructors and 2,400-square-foot state-of-the-art hands-on training facility. Over two weeks, you will receive a comprehensive education on today’s high-efficiency cooling and refrigeration systems.

Not only that — you will receive the skills and support needed to get your EPA Section 608 Certification and all requirements to become a registered vendor through Efficiency Maine (to be eligible for heat pump rebates). We then help you connect with our 300 member companies. They count on MTEC to refer skilled, committed candidates.
Almost all our students find work right after completing the program—some even before they’re finished!

In short, MTEC provides more than A/C and refrigeration courses. We put you in a position to succeed and help you get into the room with HVAC-R companies eager to hire our students.

The foundation of this program consists of two classes.

Class One — a five-day course covering EPA Certification & refrigerant recovery

Refrigerant Recovery and EPA 608 Certification
This class provides an overview of air conditioning processes and covers refrigerant recovery and EPA Section 608 Certification (so that you can handle and purchase refrigerants). MTEC will help you schedule your EPA Certification exam and provide classroom space to take it. Receiving your EPA Certification is a crucial first step in qualifying for today’s in-demand A/C and refrigeration openings. If you’ve already received EPA Certification, you can proceed directly to the second part of the program.

Class Two — a 40-Hour course covering heat pumps

40 Hour Heat Pump Installer Training
The 40-Hour Heat Pump Training covers the installation and service of today’s high-efficiency heat pump systems, including Mitsubishi, Samsung, Daikin and Haier products. This course meets the training requirements for you to become a registered vendor through Efficiency Maine and to be eligible for rebates.

Will MTEC help me schedule my EPA Certification exam?

When you put in the hard work to complete our A/C and Refrigeration courses, our instructors and administrators stay by your side to help you make the transition to full employment. What does that mean in practice?

  • We help you schedule your EPA Certification exam.
  • We provide classroom space in the MTEC facility for you to take the exam.

Can I take the heat pump training but not the full A/C and Refrigeration program?

Our 40-Hour Heat Pump Training can be taken as a stand-alone course if you already hold the EPA Section 608 certification.

Does MTEC have classes for commercial food refrigeration?

We have a dedicated Commercial Food Equipment Service Training session that includes refrigeration training.

Can MTEC help me with lodging and expenses?

MTEC has a relationship with a high-quality hotel less than a mile from campus to provide lodging for students. There are also several financial assistance options you can take advantage of.

What are your registration and refund policies?

You can read them in detail here.

Class Name Cost Starts Ends
*NEW* 40 Hour Heat Pump Installer Training  FULL Member: $1,100.00; Non-Member: $1,250.00 June 24, 2024 June 28, 2024
Refrigerant Recovery and EPA 608 Certification Member: $1,050.00; Non-Member: $1,200.00 August 12, 2024 August 16, 2024
40 Hour Heat Pump Installer Training Member: $1,100.00; Non-Member: $1,250.00 August 19, 2024 August 23, 2024
Refrigerant Recovery and EPA 608 Certification Member: $1,050.00; Non-Member: $1,200.00 September 30, 2024 October 4, 2024
40 Hour Heat Pump Installer Training Member: $1,100.00; Non-Member: $1,250.00 October 7, 2024 October 11, 2024

MTEC is your career development partner from day one!

We know that embarking on a new career can be stressful. This is true whether you’re just entering the workforce or making a change to a new career track. MTEC is dedicated to being there for our students from the moment they schedule a tour until the day they get hired.

Are you interested in learning more about our A/C and refrigeration courses? Our team can talk with you and even provide a tour of our classes and lab facilities. You can contact us by phone or online.

Don’t delay a second longer. A fulfilling, secure job in the home comfort industry is waiting for you!

CONTACT US TODAY! (207) 729-5298


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