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ODP- Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

CFC 1482

By law, the removal, discharge, handling and disposal of refrigerants that contain ozone depleting substances and other hydrocarbons such as CFCs, HCFCs or HFCs must be performed by a certified technician.

The course (which includes a participant manual) deals with environmentally-correct equipment design, proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFCs, and will prepare participants for complying with provincial regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Participants who attend the course, and successfully achieve a mark of 75% or higher on the exam, will receive certification in the form of an Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) card, from the HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute).

This course is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Specific topics covered are: CFCs and the ozone layer, isolation valving, recommended components, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment.


The instructor will deliver the course online using Zoom or another platform during the normally-scheduled class time. Assignments and tests will be posted using our Desire2Learn Learning Management System through Ontario Learn. Therefore, students will need a computer with a webcam, audio and reliable high-speed Internet connectivity to participate.

Students will receive an email 2-3 days before course starts with access instructions. Students must have a functioning webcam and will be asked to present photo identification during the course. Students who do not have a functioning webcam or who do not present their ID as required will not be permitted to take the online exam and will not receive their ODP card.

Topics include:

  • CFCs and the Ozone Layer
  • Global efforts to reduce CFC/HCFC/HFC emissions
  • The significance of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry
  • The Code of Practice
  • Minimizing emissions
  • Recommended standard practices
  • Commercial/Industrial systems
  • Residential systems
  • Domestic sppliances
  • Mobile systems
  • Summary of current federal regulations on CFC's and halons
  • Recovering, reusing, recycling, and reclaiming techniques
  • Provincial regulations
  • Supplementary information for the recommended standard practices

This is now an online course, delivered by an instructor using Video technologies.
Course fee includes online participant manual and exam.


  • Fall - None required


  • CFC 1402

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11046TueSeptember 12, 2023 to September 19, 202306:10 pm - 09:40 pm7Monthly Intake Online$253.16CLOSEDNotify Me