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F-Gas Renewal Course

In partnership with BESA Affiliate Mitsubishi Electric, the BESA has developed its first online F-Gas Renewal course.

BESA f-gas renewal course - cat 1 & cat 2

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The BESA has developed its first online F-Gas Renewal course in partnership with BESA Affiliate Mitsubishi Electric.

The BESA F-Gas Renewal course is aimed at refrigeration engineers who are either approaching the end of their five year certification period for Category 1 and Category 2 F-Gas or want to ensure they are up to date with the latest mandatory F-Gas requirements.

If you can provide current evidence of F-Gas Cat 1 or F-Gas Cat 2 working on live RACHP systems and your existing F-Gas certificate is valid or expired within the last 12 months, you can recertificate online at your own pace.

Once you have successfully completed the BESA F-Gas Renewal course and passed the online assessment you will be legally entitled to work on stationery RACHP systems within the UK. The BESA F-Gas Renewal Cat 1 or Cat 2 qualification will be valid for 5 years and will enable you to renew your F-Gas registration with REFCOM and apply for an ACRIB Refrigerant Handler SKILLcard.

 

Modules

The BESA F-Gas Renewal course is made up of six modules:

Fundamental Terms and Principles

Environmental Impact and Regulatory Requirements

Importance of Leak Checks and Other Maintenance

Key Components of the Refrigeration Cycle

Impact of Ozone Depletion and Global Warming

Practical Tasks Performed by an F-Gas Certified Engineer

 

Required Evidence

IMPORTANT!! In order to complete the BESA F-Gas Renewal course and assessment you will need to upload evidence to the Besa.Academy portal, which proves you have been working regularly on RACHP systems at Cat 1 or Cat 2 over the last 5 years. You will not be able to start the assessment until your evidence has been passed.

NOTE: if you upload your evidence after 4pm on a Friday this will not be checked until the following Monday so expect a delay 

Documents you will need to upload online before you get started include:

  • Signed Statement of Eligibility from your employer (self-declaration if self-employed) Download form here
  • 2 x commissioning/log sheets Download example sheet here
  • Current or recently expired F-Gas Cat 1 or Cat 2 certificate (must be less than 12 months expired) Certificates we will accept include:
    • Cat 1
      BESA – Cat 1
      CITB – J11
      C&G – 2079-11
      Logic4training – Cat 1
    • Cat 2
      BESA – Cat 2
      CITB – J12
      C&G – 2079-12
      Logic4training – Cat 2

Download our full step-by-step prerequisites guidance here which covers:

  • How to access the course
  • How to upload documents
  • How to submit documents
  • How to resubmit documents

 

Why book with BESA Academy?

100% online - saving you time and money

No hassle booking a test centre or travel expenses

Instant assessment results and downloadable certificate if passed

Learn from the safety and comfort of your own home

Ensure you are fully compliant, competent and qualified to do your job by meeting the mandatory F-Gas Requirements

Recognised by REFCOM - the UK's original and market leading F-Gas register and DEFRA

Study at your own pace if you prefer to learn in bite size chunks

Interactive and engaging course content

 

Duration

Should take no longer than 5 hours for experienced workers to complete the course.

The timed assessment is 1 hour and you will receive immediate confirmation of your score and a downloadable certificate if passed.

If you are unsuccessful at passing the BESA F-Gas Renewal course first time, you will have the opportunity to repurchase the renewal course a further two times. After an unsuccessful third attempt, you will need to complete the full F-Gas assessment which includes a practical test. You can book your full F-Gas assessment at one of our approved training centres here.

 

Cost

Exclusive discount! BESA and REFCOM Members: £250+VAT

Non-members: £295+VAT 

 

Taking the online test

BESA Academy uses specialist online proctoring software to verify who is taking the test to prevent plagiarism.

Once your prerequisite documents have passed, you will be able to start the onboarding process.

You cannot start the F-Gas Renewal assessment until your onboarding status has been approved.

PLEASE NOTE ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE VERIFICATION PROCESS IT CAN TAKE UP TO 4-8 HOURS TO CONFIRM BEFORE YOU CAN SIT THE TEST! 

For more guidance on our online assessment proctoring click here.

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