2014 Mobile Air Conditioning Law Changes: Frequently Asked Questions
The Wisconsin Legislature approved AB 695, a bill repealing the licensing requirement for businesses that perform mobile air conditioning work. This change is effective as of April 18, 2014.
Question: Do businesses need to have a Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) mobile air conditioning license to install and repair mobile air conditioning systems, or any other business license?
Response: DATCP no longer registers or licenses mobile businesses or technicians.
Question: What training certification do technicians need to work on mobile refrigeration systems?
Question: I am not EPA 609 certified and want to perform mobile air conditioning work on a motor vehicle. How do I get certified?
Question: I am not EPA 608 certified and want to perform work on trailer refrigeration equipment. How do I get certified?
Question: I have a Wisconsin approved training certificate, but how do I know if I have a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certificate?
Question: How does a technical college or business become an EPA approved Section 609 testing and certification organization?
Question: What is required to buy mobile air refrigerants?
Response: Persons that buy and sell new or reclaimed refrigerant now only need to meet EPA standards for training and certification.
EPA requirements include:
- Purchasers of R 134a do not need any certification
- Purchasers of ozone depleting refrigerants such as R 22 for trailers or R 12 for vehicles require EPA 608(trailers) or 609(vehicles) training and certification.