Robinair and MACS Worldwide to Provide Free Section 609 Test Prep
Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification for up to 100 technicians on Wednesday, May 6, at 4 p.m. EST. The webinar will take approximately 90 minutes. Technicians can become Section 609 certified to work on vehicles using R-12, R-134a and R-1234yf refrigerant when they take the written test provided, mail it back to MACS and pass the test.
When technicians register, a test and study guide will be sent to them free of charge, courtesy of Robinair. Technicians should take the test immediately after viewing the webinar and return it to MACS for grading. When they pass the test, Section 609 credentials will be sent to them. Should a technician fail the test, one re-test will be issued.
The R-1234yf refrigerant is gaining popularity among vehicle manufacturers because it reduces the environmental impact of A/C systems in vehicles, helping manufacturers meet stringent vehicle emissions standards.
Automakers can receive emissions credits for using environmentally friendly refrigerants, meaning aftermarket technicians will begin to see an increase in vehicles using R-1234yf. The number of vehicles using R-1234yf is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years as the refrigerant replaces the current industry-standard R134a.