|Why NATE certification?
Graduate to the industry standard
of HVAC technician excellence and get better visibility for
The NATE program focuses on
certification and is designed to strengthen existing training
and education programs instead of competing with them. NATE
works with you to set knowledge standards.
Besides getting your program in
front of potential students, NATE certification can help
validate your training/education. Just compare aggregate data
on your students to the national average and you'll know if
your programs help technicians better prepare to meet the
industry's highest standards!
proficient are NATE certified technicians?
We won't sugar-coat it - the NATE
test is challenging. NATE certified only those technicians who
achieve mastery of an industry-approved level of knowledge.
The tests are developed by industry leaders and reflect a
consensus opinion of what the average technician should know
to effectively install and service HVAC systems.
NATE certification is designed for
Installation and Service technicians who work on residential
and light commercial equipment and systems: Air Conditioning,
Air Distribution, Gas Heating, Heat Pumps, and Oil
There are no experience or
educational requirements, but NATE recommends that
Installation technicians have at least one year of field
experience and Service technicians have at least two years'
field experience. Those with less should have taken and passed
ICE - the Industry
Competency Exam. The more education and training a
technician has received, the more likely he or she is to pass
the exam of their choice.