Professional training of service technicians on handling equipment that contains ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases

Professional training and examinations for service technicians on the handling of equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone-depleting substances are provided by training providers selected on the basis of an open call of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.

Training providers are also responsible for assessing the competences of candidates to become service technicians for equipment containing ozone-depleting substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases.

There is an examination catalogue for each training programme and exam which sets out in detail the exam subjects, the manner in which the exam is conducted and its scope (product, service, work tasks), the duration of the exam, the evaluation criteria, the minimum conditions for passing the exam and the recommended reading material.

Professional competence is assessed with an exam that consists of a theoretical and a practical part. The examination is carried out by an examination board appointed by the training provider.

The training provider must schedule an exam at least once a year. No later than one month prior to the exam date, the exam announcement must be sent to the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning that publishes it on its website.

The training provider is also required to provide annual reports on training.

Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning | Last updated: 30. 10. 2020