CFC/HFC Certification/Air Condition Troubleshooting– A/C 1 & A/C 2

Course Date

Coming Soon

Course Length



Course Length: 3 days (8 hrs/day)

This course covers a Code of Practice for the reduction of fluorocarbon refrigerant emissions. This code spells out how to minimize or eliminate emissions when manufacturing, installing, operating, maintaining, or disposing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Environment Canada and Provincial Ministries in partnership with the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) require all those working with refrigerants to complete this course. Once the course has been completed with a pass mark greater than 80%, the participants will receive a Certification from the HRAI. Intended for Journeyman Technicians with a CFC/HFC Certification who are responsible for repairing and troubleshooting of air conditioning systems used on Caterpillar equipment.

PPE Required

Students must provide their own safety glasses, steel-toed footwear, hard hats and coveralls with reflective stripe.


Service Information System 2.0 / Electronic Technician (SIS2/ET), an understanding of basic electrical systems would be an asset


After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Follow the “Code of Practice for the Reduction of Fluorocarbon Refrigerant Emissions” as laid out by Environment Canada
  • Describe the safety concerns related to the different refrigerants
  • Describe latent heat of fusion and latent heat of vaporization and how it relates to air conditioning
  • Explain how temperature can affect pressures
  • Identify different types of air conditioning systems
  • Identify components on air conditioning systems and describe their function
  • Demonstrate the proper use of the refrigerant recovery tooling
  • Demonstrate the proper use of the leak detection tooling
  • Explain procedure to determine refrigerant type in system
  • Demonstrate proper charging techniques
  • Trace refrigerant flow through the air conditioning system
  • Trace the control system on the electrical schematic

Successful completion of a written or online examination with a passing grade of 80%.