NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry and is the only test supported by the entire industry.
NATE exams reflect a consensus of opinion of what technicians need to know to effectively service and install today’s sophisticated HVAC systems.
For years customers have wanted the comfort of knowing that they are being sent a certified technician with the knowledge to solve their problem. This is where NATE comes in. As an independent, non-profit coalition of industry leaders, NATE provides comprehensive, nationwide testing and certification for HVAC technicians.
Leading Manufacturers, Trade Organizations and even Government Agencies support NATE:
– Air Conditioning Contractors Assoc (ACCA)
– Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
– American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
– Engineers Assoc. (ASHREA)
– Plumbing, Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC)
– Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
– US Department of Energy
– US Enviromental Protection Agency – Energy Star Program
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