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What is NATE?
WHAT IS NATE?
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and it's the only nationwide certification program accepted by the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry – contractors, manufacturers, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and technicians themselves.
ARE ALL HVACR TECHNICIANS CERTIFIED BY NATE?
NATE is a voluntary certification program designed to ensure that qualifying technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by the consumers who hire them. NATE is the culmination of several years' worth of work by ACCA and other industry organizations to establish one single, nationwide certification.
Over the past few years, NATE has grown considerably. More than 20,000 technicians have been NATE-certified and the list continues to grow. With a strong endorsement from the leading manufacturers of HVACR equipment, NATE certification is the standard by which all technicians should be judged.
DON'T YOU WANT THIRD-PARTY REASSURANCE THAT THE TECHNICIAN IN YOUR HOME IS A CAPABLE, QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL?
Nearly 90 percent of consumers do. Ask your contractor if he or she employs NATE-certified technicians, and request that only NATE-certified technicians service your system. Some contractors choose to show off their NATE-certified status in ACCA's online Contractor Locator, and others do not. Be sure to ask.
IS THE NATE CERTIFICATION REALLY MEANINGFUL?
Yes! The NATE certification is rigorous and voluntary. There are other third-party certification programs out there, but they have suspiciously high "pass" rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate and is the only nationwide certification program endorsed by the HVACR industry across all levels. Technicians, contractors, manufacturers, utilities, educators, wholesalers, and leading industry trade associations support NATE, and industry organizations such as ACCA have helped develop the tests to ensure they maintain high professional standards.
In short ... ask for NATE-certified technicians. And look for the NATE patch!
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This certification is issued from NATE (www.natex.org) based on successful passing of the corresponding NATE exams. NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVACR systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, NATE exams are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge.
What does employing NATE-certified technicians mean to you?
NATE-certified technicians are recognized as meeting the highest industry standards for knowledgeable installation and services of HVACR equipment and systems. Because NATE-certified technicians meet those high, industry-established standards, it is more likely that they will install and service systems right the first time. This means better customer service, fewer callbacks and better word of mouth. By hiring NATE-certified technicians, customers know they are getting employees who know what they are doing and who are serious about their careers.
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This NATE ID has the following:
Air Conditioning Installation: This Certification expires on 01/31/2021
Air Conditioning Service: This Certification expires on 01/31/2021
Air Distribution Installation: This Certification expires on 01/14/2021
Air Distribution Service: This Certification expires on 01/14/2021
Air to Air Heat Pump Installation: This Certification expires on 01/31/2021
Air to Air Heat Pump Service: This Certification expires on 01/31/2021
Gas Heating (Air) Installation: This Certification expires on 01/14/2021
Gas Heating (Air) Service: This Certification expires on 01/14/2021