PM Tech Certification

A preventative maintenance technician can provide a full range of services to keep cooling systems in optimal condition. Our PM Tech Certification provides training and instruction on acid and moisture detection, water and acid removal, compressor maintenance, refrigeration charging techniques, coil maintenance, leak testing, and more. This Mainstream Engineering certification program is effective for technicians looking to gain an edge in a competitive industry. Although not required, this program is geared toward EPA 608 technicians who want to sharpen their skills.

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Mainstream offers free study materials for PM Tech certification online:

Mainstream's PM Tech certification covers all aspects of acid and moisture detection, acid removal, water removal, compressor maintenance, coil maintenance, proper refrigeration charging techniques, advanced diagnosis, and leak testing procedures. Prior to obtaining Mainstream's PM Tech certification, the technician must have an EPA 608 certification from an EPA-approved certifying agency, such as Mainstream.

Mainstream’s PM Tech Certification Manual is free to read and available here. When you decide to become certified, click the Get Started link above to start an open-book test. The $26.95 exam fee includes the exam itself and a wallet-sized certification card. If you do not pass the first time, the cost to retest is only $7.95.

Mainstream is approved by the EPA as a certifying agency for Section 608 Type I, II, III, and Universal exams and Section 609 Motor Vehicle A/C certification.