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Protecting Your Future / While you Build ours
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Protecting Your Future / While you Build ours
Protecting Your Future / While you Build ours

Service Fitters Training Center

National Certifications


The following national certifications for Local 638 HVAC/R Service Technicians are being conducted at the Industry Training Center

CFC Test Information
(Technician Certification Test as approved by the Environmental Protection Agency)

Important Information:  The first step for Metal Trades technicians is to download and complete a CFC Application and send it to the Training Center by fax (718) 433-0676 or email:  mvelez@steamny.com (see link below to print).

Click here to download application. Please fax completed application to Margarita Velez at (718) 433-0676

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Prep Course: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Test to Follow Prep Course

(Your test must have been previously requested and be at the Training Center in order to be able to get scheduled for this date; technicians need to request this test 3-4 weeks prior to prep & test date).

Other ways to prepare to take this test:
You can prepare to take this test in front of any computer by using the blackboard test preparation site.  If you do not have a blackboard user name and password and would like to be registered to study for this exam online through the blackboard site from Washtenaw Community College (blackboard9.wccnet.edu), please call us at (718) 472-0414 and we will send a request to get you a user name and a temporary password that you can change at a later date.

UA Members can also purchase a CFC Book.  If you want to purchase this book by phone, you can call the UA bookstore at (301) 218-1241; if you want to purchase this book online and this is your first time ordering from the UA bookstore, you will need to go to https://shop.iptbookstore.com and enter your UA membership number along with the extension @uanet.org (example:  5555555@uanet.org), you must enter just your UA membership number in the password box (example:  5555555).  The bookstore database will verify your information.  After the initial login has been established and your first order has been successfully processed, you may change your e-mail address but your password must stay as your UA membership number.  If you have any problems maneuvering their site, you can reach them directly at iptbookstore@uanet.org or by calling (301) 218-1241.

Technicians who are ready to take the CFC Exam without a prep class can call the Training Center at (718) 472-0414 to schedule a convenient time to come and take it, as long as your application was previously submitted and that our office has your CFC test on file.  Technicians are required to show ID before taking this test.  Pressure Charts will be provided.

The following summary points are reminders of some of the key issues concerning compliance with EPA Rule-608.  This is not a complete list but should help candidates before taking the certification examination.

The passing score on the closed-book proctored examination for the Core, Types I, II & III is 70%.  It is not necessary to pass all types of certifications, only the one specific to the technician’s type of work within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

The examination is divided into four (4) sections:  Core, Type I, Type II and Type III.  If you successfully pass all sections, you will receive the Universal Certification (which means you can work on all systems).  There are twenty-five (25) questions for each part or type.  You must correctly answer eighteen (18) of the twenty-five (25) questions to receive a passing score.

If you have any questions please call (718) 472-0414 or e-mail:  mvelez@steamny.com

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