You can take the ASE Refrigerant Recovery and
Recycling Program two different ways:



  1. The most convenient method is online; click here to go to the ASE Campus website. If you complete the online program and pass the quiz, you may immediately print a 60-day temporary credential. ASE is required to collect sales tax on applicable purchases in CO, HI, NJ, NM, NY, OH, SC, SD, TX, VA, WA, and WV.
  2. Using a printed booklet, you mail your completed quiz to ASE and $19 payment (quizzes not accepted via fax). It normally takes several weeks for mailed quizzes to be graded and to receive your credentials.



If you prefer to use the printed booklet, you can order copies at no cost. Printed booklets include a copy of the quiz. You only pay when you send in a completed quiz for scoring. Please note that each quiz returned for scoring must bear original marks on the answer sheet. Photocopies and faxes of completed sheets will not be accepted. Request a Booklet.

The online ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program matches the content found in the 2019 version of the printed booklet. You may also use 2018, 2017 2016 and 2015 versions of the booklet to prepare for the quiz (booklet version shown on front cover). Do not use any booklet version prior to 2015. To review the 2019 booklet, download a PDF version here.

The ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Review and Quiz is an EPA-approved program that meets Section 609 regulations from the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This program is intended only for technicians servicing motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems. Under no circumstances should this program be considered as acceptable for Section 608 compliance, a separate requirement that applies to the servicing of other types of air conditioning systems. Also, some state and local jurisdictions have adopted their own credential requirements; check with your state and local authorities for details.

If you aren’t sure whether the air conditioning work you do is covered under Section 609, click here to review an application fact sheet from the U.S. EPA.

What’s Covered

ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program – Now Includes R-1234yf!



Refrigerant recovery and recycling is an integral part of servicing motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems. The ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program provides a self-paced, comprehensive overview of everything you need to comply with EPA requirements, including:

  • The Next Generation of Air Conditioning Service
  • Understanding Refrigerants and Their Impact on Health and the Environment
  • EPA Regulations as they apply to service technicians
  • Alternative Refrigerants (including R-1234yf, R-744 and R-152a)
  • Responsible Refrigerant Management
  • 30-question quiz



To take the online quiz, you can pay with one of four major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. The fee for the quiz is $19. The online program also features a special voucher payment feature, where multiple vouchers can be bought at once. This is a convenient way to administer the program to individuals in a group of quiz takers. After successfully paying and registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt, along with any vouchers purchased. ASE is required to collect sales tax on applicable purchases in AZ, CO, HI, MD, ME, NJ, NM, NY, OH, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV.

To pass the quiz and earn credentials, you must answer at least 24 out of 30 questions correctly. At the completion of the quiz, you will find out immediately whether you passed or failed.

Attention registered myASE users:

The ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program is delivered on the ASE Campus site, not through myASE. Therefore, you must create a profile on the ASE Campus site before you can register to take the refrigerant program.

Download the Booklet
ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program –
Learn what you need to know from our instructional guide.



The electronic version of the Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Review Booklet includes all of the same content as the print version, with the exception of the quiz. You must review the training information in the booklet thoroughly prior to taking the online ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Quiz at the ASE Campus.

By downloading the Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Review training booklet, you are allowed to use the content solely for the purposes of meeting EPA training requirements prior to taking the online quiz. The booklet is not to be redistributed, sold, stored, or used for any other purpose. By clicking on the download link, you agree to these terms of use. Click here to download the booklet in Adobe PDF format.

If you prefer, you can obtain printed copies of the training booklet at no cost. Printed booklets include a copy of the quiz. You only pay when you send in a completed quiz for scoring. Click here to complete the request form.