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Air Conditioning - Refrigerant Handler (F-Gas) Accreditation

Course Overview


This half-day course is intended for technicians who are able to work unsupervised – ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least three months experience of working on automotive air condition systems, to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to recover and recharge vehicle Air Conditioning systems without knowingly releasing refrigerant to the atmosphere.


They should also be familiar with the knowledge of the legislation applied to the use of refrigerants (F-Gas) used in the automotive industry.


Course Structure

The accreditation covers the theory* and practical knowledge and applications required to maintain air conditioning systems. It will enable a candidate to demonstrate their competence in:

  • How to interpret the legislative and organisational requirements and procedures

  • How to select and use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling F-Gas refrigerants

  • Leak detection

  • Recovery of refrigerant

  • Recycling of refrigerant

  • Recharging of air conditioning systems.

*A Pre-learning Document will be provided and must be studied prior to course date

This course consists of an online test, upon successful completion of which the technician will then conduct a Practical Assessment. 



On successful completion of the course technicians will be issued with an accreditation certificate in Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handler Accreditation which allows them to work safely and legally on automotive mobile air conditioning systems. 



There are no eligibility criteria for this course.




RMI Members: £295 + VAT


Non-RMI Members: £315 + VAT

Please note Online Retakes will incur an additional fee. Should a retake be required please call 01788 538399 to make the appropriate arrangements. No refunds will be provided if a course is not completed for any reason; including failure of the online assessment.

Course Calendars

If you cannot find a suitable course date at your nearest academy, please call us and we will try to accommodate your requirements.


To book this course, contact us here or call us on 01788 538 399

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