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CFC/EPA Certification (virtual!) with Instructor John Riggs

Monday, June 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 6/10/21 at 12:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

The CFC/EPA license allows personnel to work on systems that contain Freon as well as handle Freon.

Students will understand and practice troubleshooting to the individual component level.

This will reduce troubleshooting time in the field and develop efficiency in system diagnostics.

Everyone will receive their ESCO book prior to the class via email to study. 

Testing will be set up through the Instructor.

The Go To Meeting link will be in your registration confirmation to log into the class.

*If you are a member of the GFAA, please log in to get the correct pricing! If you need assistance, email the GFAA at

About the Instructor: John Riggs

John started his career in the apartment industry in 1975. He has been a certified instructor for the National Apartment Association (NAA) since 2009.

In 2001, John started with a newly developed multi-family management company as a service technician and was later promoted to Service Manager in 2002.  John was promoted to Senior Service Manager in 2012.  John was Service Manager of the year in 2006 and received the Positive Impact Award in 2010. John currently serves on the Education Committee with the Wilmington Apartment Association. John has been a key mentor to service personnel since 2011. He teaches maintenance related classes for Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA), Wilmington Apartment Association (WAA), Triangle Apartment Association (TAA) and Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (GCAA). He co-authored HVAC Best Practices for local apartment associations. John has a degree in Horticulture from NC State University.

John’s certifications include: NSPF Certified Pool Operator, (CAMT) Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician, Certified Storm Water BMP Inspections & Maintenance, EPA Universal and R-410A.

He is a certified R-410A Instructor and a Certified Appliance Technician (CAP) for Whirlpool, Maytag, Frigidaire and General Electric.

John resides in Richlands, NC and his hobbies include boating, fishing and playing musical instruments.