ESCO Institute, a member of the ESCO Group, is the industry’s largest provider of EPA Section 608 certification testing.

Over the last 20 years, ESCO Institute has grown tremendously, enhancing its mission and expanding its services to include the development and publishing of training manuals, curriculum packages, assessment exams, specialty training packages and custom publishing solutions for the HVACR and building science fields.

ESCO's materials are utilized within hundreds of schools, wholesalers and other training entities across the globe.


EPA Section 609 EPA Section 608

EPA Certifications

Persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants must be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. ESCO, the industries largest and most recognized program can simplify your task of offering the exam.

Exams Available:
EPA Section 608 for HVACREPA Section 609 for Motor Vehicles


Join Us in Orlando, FL, March 25-27 for the
National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference!

2017 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

The conference offers over sixty sessions covering: emerging technologies, regulatory updates, green technologies, program recruitment, educational delivery systems, work ethics programs, customer relations skills, and code changes.

This year’s keynote will be delivered by the EPA, to address the revisions to the Section 608 regulations and certification exam.

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Training Packages and Resources

Training Packages and Resources

To aid those tasked with training, many of our offerings have been assembled into modular training packages.

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