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Industry certifications

Oregon requires individuals to have a CFC certificate to purchase, use, store and properly dispose of refrigerant as part of the Clean Air Act, and a Brazing certificate to work with commercial refrigerant.

CFC certification

PCC now provides the CFC exam to certify individuals. The classes are offered a couple of times each term. The price for the class and proctored exam is $75. Other testing sites are listed below.

What is the Clean Air Act?

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants be certified on proper refrigerant handling techniques as of November 14, 1994.

What is the cost?

It is our understanding that there is a charge for the manual (approximately $13) as well as a test charge (approximately $60). Note: Cost varies between the various locations.

Where can I get certified?
Location Contact
Vancouver, WA
Susan Stillwill: 360-834-3805
3005 NE Argyle, Portland, OR
Tom Kunis: 503-249-8190
740 S.E. Oak St, Portland, OR
Yvonne Loos: 503-234-4334
D.P.G., Inc.
Clackamas, OR
Dale Garcia: 503-464-7708
Portland, OR
Leo Mihm: 503-242-1929
ESCO Institute 1-800-726-9696
Johnstone Supply 503-598-7800

Brazing certification

Oregon requires individuals to have a Brazing certificate to work with commercial refrigerants (Oregon Administrative Rule 918-440-0015).

PCC does not provide the exam or certify individuals. The site provided is for your convenience.

What is the cost?

Please see the Education and Training on the ORACCA website. PCC students get member pricing.

Where can I get certified?

Vancouver, WA
Contact: Susan Stillwell