The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the credentialing body for the NCCER CORE Curriculum certification. The NCCER HVAC level 1 certification course is part of the required training for many companies’ apprenticeship programs. This course is intended for students interested in entering the HVAC industry and it can help you get a foot-in-the-door to a helper or apprentice position. Instruction will cover topics such as HVAC Field Calculations, Basic Electricity, Basic Heating and Cooling Systems, and will include test preparation for the EPA-608 refrigerant certification exam. There may be an additional cost for EPA 608 certification. Registration in NCCER CORE, or previous NCCER CORE certification is required for enrollment in HVAC level 1.