CRCM Workshop September 2022

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “The risks associated with the use of refrigerants in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment can include toxicity, flammability, asphyxiation, and physical hazards. Although refrigerants can pose one or more of these risks, system design, engineering controls, and other techniques mitigate this risk for the use of refrigerant in various types of equipment.” 

Part of managing that risk involves the proper training of personnel, which is why the Certified Refrigerant Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification exists. NREPSM will offer a two-day, online workshop and examination for professionals able to manage refrigerant-related environmental and safety issues.

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Administered by Sphera Solutions (previously known as IHS), the examination will determine if applicants possess the requisite competence and skills for buying, transporting, using, storing, and disposing of refrigerant. Prior to taking the examination, participants should be familiar with the main duties of a refrigerant compliance manager, which include the following: 

  • Gathering and distributing information on refrigerant rules, regulations, and technology 
  • Coordinating refrigerant purchases and disposal 
  • Maintaining records of refrigerant inventory and use 
  • Developing and implementing refrigerant management policies and controls 
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance through the use of a refrigerant management plan schedule 
  • Participating in budgeting for refrigerant management 
  • Training and managing all personnel in the safe handling of refrigerants 
  • Reducing risks associated with refrigerant handling 

Refrigerant Compliance Manager checking dials

In addition to passing the exam, applicants will need a combination of five years of education and/or experience in refrigeration compliance, environmental engineering, or a related field in order to receive CRCM certification. The exact level of experience required will depend on the applicant’s level of education. 

The online workshop will take place September 21-22, 2022 and will be followed by the examination. The workshop fee is $2,000.00, and the exam fee is $200.00. There is no application fee.  

For more information, please contact Sphera Solutions’ Mark Harbin at

Certified Refrigerant Compliance Manager Online Training