ATA Air Conditioning - Service Technician (IMIA/AC/2)
Qual Ref: IMIA/AC08/2
Note: All Air Conditioning ATA levels meet the minimum requirements set out in EC Regulation (EC) No. 307/2008.
How do you become accredited?
To become an ATA Air Conditioning Service Technician, you must pass two practical assessments and an on-line knowledge test at an IMI Awards assessment centre approved to offer this ATA route/level.
ATA Air Conditioning Service Technician assessments will usually last a full day
Before you can take an assessment you must be able to prove your experience of working as an Air Conditioning Service Technician for at 1 year, or hold a relevant nationally recognised qualification and have a minimum level of post qualification industry experience in an appropriate role for 6 months.
On the assessment day you must sign the ATA Code of Conduct. You will also have your photograph taken in readiness for the ID card issued to successful candidates.
You must successfully complete all the assessments within a 12 month period from the first assessment date.
You are allowed to re-take up to two assessments. If you are referred on more than two, you will have to take them all again.
Once you have achieved your accreditation, your details will be entered on the ATA register of accredited technicians.
To ensure that you have kept up-to-date with new technologies, you will have to be re-assessed every 5 years to maintain your accreditation.
Two practical assessments covering:
- AC systems service
- Refrigerant cylinder handler
One on-line knowledge test comprising 45 questions which must be completed in 60 minutes. Topics which may be included are:
- Montreal Agreement and Kyoto Protocol
- Global Warming Potential
- Basic knowledge of the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 and Directive 2006/40/EC
- Applicable current EC regulations to the proposed market (i.e. UK)
- Health and Safety
- First Aid
- Refrigerant state temperature/pressure/conditions
- Identification of various AC systems
- Working practices pre and post
- Air Conditioning refrigerant handling
- Contamination of refrigerant
- EC waste regulations
- Transportation of refrigerants
- Refrigerant documentation activity records