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AAFAME has partnered with Air Performance Service of Central Texas, Inc to conduct a full-day review & exam to receive the EPA 608 Certification. 

What is the EPA 608 Certification?  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required that all persons handling refrigerants should be certified. EPA-Approved Section 608 certification is needed to service building air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Additionally, with 608 certification you can purchase any refrigerant in containers greater than 20 pounds.

Four levels of certification are available depending on the outcome of the exam results (must pass all 4 levels to receive Universal):
  • Type I Certification - Can only work on Small Appliances (5lbs or less of refrigerant)
  • Type II Certification - Can only work on Medium, High and Very-High Pressure Appliances.
  • Type III Certification - Can only work on Low-Pressure Appliances.
  • Universal Certification - Someone who possesses Type I, Type II and Type III Certifications
Students will receive their book with DVD at least 2 weeks in advance of course (depending on registration date) and are expected to review the following materials prior:
  • Service Tips & Techniques
  • Study Guide
  • DVD with Practice Test
  • Videos & Audio
The first half of the class will be a review of training materials followed by a 3 hour closed book exam administered by Johnstone Supply.

Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

$125 for members & $150 for non-members


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10/17/20198:00am to 4:00pm

Course Details
Two of our Fire Protection Industry experts Donnie Rogers with Firetrol, and John Davis with Firetron are presenting two important topics that cannot be overlooked!
  • 5-year internal valve inspections for Sprinklers:  Why? What to look for, how to prevent failure. This topic is often overlooked or misunderstood, but it is a required inspection that could save lives.
  • Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing: NFPA 4 Overview, including What does this standard address, local requirements, test plans, scenarios and frequencies.  Future impacts on building management.
Speaker Names & Bios
Donnie Rogers has been in the Life Safety industry for over 15 years in ever increasing roles of responsibility.  Currently, Donnie serves as the District General Manager of Firetrol Protection Systems and is responsible for the area between Hillsboro, Texas to San Marcos, Texas and from College Station, Texas to Fredericksburg, Texas.   
John Davis has been in the Life Safety Industry for over 20 years, with roles in design, management, and application sales solutions.  Currently, John is an Account Executive for FireTron Life Safety Solutions, responsible for building relationships based on providing customers with reliable information on both current systems and emerging technologies.

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10/22/201911:00am to 1:00pmEmily Merritt

Lunch will be provided.

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10/24/201911:30am to 1:00pmEmily Merritt

Texas Ramp Project - More Details Coming Soon!
Questions? Call, text or email Donna at (512) 423-8450,

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10/26/20198:00am to 1:00pmDonna Taylor


Julie Brand Lynch
Chief Talent Officer & Adjunct Professor

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11/1/201911:00am to 1:30pm

Conference call meeting access information:
Dial-in Number: 1-800-750-4065
Participant Code: 630947#

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11/1/201911:30am to 12:30pmBlari Rankin

Lunch will be provided.

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11/7/201911:30am to 1:00pmRick Cannon

The BOMA Austin Sustainability Committee is hosting the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program in a classroom setting for those that wish to further their knowledge of energy management.  BEEP® is the industry standard for energy management training.  The six-course series (plus two bonus modules) gives you the information, strategies, technologies, how-to guides and resources you need to reduce energy and costs.  

BEEP seminars qualify for continuing professional development credits for the renewal of industry designations including RPA, FMA, CPM, ARM, SMA, SMT, CCM and CMCP, and are approved for GBCI Continuing Education hours for LEED designations.

Select the registration button below to open BOMA website with more details on the which modules are being presented and credits received.


Prior to 10/31/19:  $95 per day (includes two courses) or $295 for all sessions!
After Deadline/Door: $105 per day or $350 for all sessions
Lunch will be provided before the class!
Certificate awarded at the completion of each course

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11/7/20191:00pm to 4:00pmAllison Petersen

AAFAME members have helped with Parade logistics for many years!  Here are the details for this year as coordinated by Bob Franks (retired AAFAME Member).  AAFAME volunteers should sign up below so that we can track your volunteer hours in our system.  We wil also let Bob know you have signed up.

The planning for the 2019 Veterans Day Parade, Monday, November 11th is well underway and our sign-up for volunteers has officially begun. We will be meeting on the south side of the Congress bridge near the Bat Statue for  assignments and briefing at 6:30 am, Monday, Nov.11, 2019.  Our job is to help approx 2,000 people and 200 vehicles safely in their marching order. The Parade Chairman will give us a formation list and we will greet people and guide them to their proper position.  It's fun and easy until we start to get gridlocked.

Austin Veterans Day Parade Foundation

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11/11/20196:30am to 11:30amBob Franks

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