Formerly known as the CFC/HCFC/HFC control Training Program (ENVRRE904), this program is now the Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program. It is intended for those who do not have an Environmental Awareness Certificate (Ontario Ozone Depletion) card or for those whose card has expired.
Under Province of Ontario regulations, individuals who handle refrigerants must successfully complete training and an examination as part of the Ozone Depleting Substances Awareness Program.
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. You will examine environmentally correct equipment design, and handling procedures for CFC/HCFC/HFC refrigerants. This includes 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
ceskills [at] mohawkcollege.ca ( (opens new window))
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
2800 Skymark Avenue, Building 1, Suite 201
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 5A6
Email: amantei [at] hrai.ca ( (opens new window))
Admission & Registration
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
A course manual will be provided.