As part of the Ozone Depleting Substances Awareness Program, Individuals who handle refrigerants must successfully complete training and an examination under regulations of the Province of Ontario, This training is designed for individuals to obtain an Environmental Awareness Card (OPD card) or for those whose certificate has expired.
Training provided in the course deals with handling procedures for CFC/HCFC/HFC refrigerants and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from fuel fired equipment. The content will enable individuals responsible for residential, commercial, domestic and mobile refrigeration applications and handling of refrigerants to comply with the regulations covering refrigerant products.
Topics include awareness of the effect on the Ozone layer and global warming/greenhouse reduction issues from refrigerants such as refrigeration leak detection methods; system charging procedures; special maintenance, refrigeration recover; re-use, recycle and reclamation procedures, the Ontario and federal regulations.
Those who successfully complete the full one-day course will receive a renewable Ontario Ozone Depletion (ODP) Card and a nationally-registered number for refrigerant purchase.
Environmental Awareness Certificate (Ozone Depletion Card) Renewal
Environmental Awareness (ODP) certificate holders are required to renew their certificate every five years, before the certificate's renewal date.
The recertification requirement has been replaced with a five-year renewal provision. Therefore, ODP certificate holders will only be required to update their information and renew their certificate every five years.
For more information on renewal procedures, please contact:
Mohawk College, Continuing Education
Ganimete Nuredini/Rebecca Weylie
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
2800 Skymark Avenue, Building 1, Suite 201
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 5A6