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In the EU all refrigeration service and maintenance engineers involved in the installation, commissioning, service, maintenance and leak testing of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain refrigerants covered by the F Gas Regulations need to hold an F Gas qualification (even those who have trained abroad or hold degree level qualifications). The European Commission set the standard and recognise the F Gas individual Certificates which cover both theory and practice related to leak checking, leak prevention and basic refrigeration theory.
Under the 2014 revision of the F Gas Regulation there is no requirement for re-certification and existing certificates remain valid in line with their conditions of issue. Individuals who already hold an F Gas Certificate should familiarise themselves with the new requirements of these regulations but they do not need to be reassessed.

Author: ACRIB