North American Technician Excellence

2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 510Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-276-7247Toll Free Phone: 877-420-6283 (NATE)

NATE Contractors

New NATE Exams

NATE has added two new certificate exams, designed to help contractors build a stronger workforce as techncians work to earn and maintain NATE certification at earlier stages of their career. See links to exam knowlege areas below:

Ready-To-Work Certificate

  • Click here for candidate instructions to register and take the un-proctored, online Ready-to-Work certificate exam

HVAC Support Technician Certificate


Contractors Can Host NATE Testing

HVACR contractors can administer NATE exams for staff technicians at your convenience, as an approved NATE Testing Organization. This means as the weather or your business needs change, you can host testing at the time that works best for your and your staff. Contractors may become a NATE Testing Organization if they meet the following criteria in addition to those described in the NATE Testing Organization and Proctor Guidelines:

1. Must have at least 5 technicians on staff
2. Must have an individual outside of the service department and who does not have hiring, firing or supervisor responsibilities over the technicians who will act as the proctor for the exams (i.e. an administrative assistant) Click here for the proctor application
3. Must agree to conduct at least one (1) test session per calendar year

Click here to apply to become a NATE Testing Organization. 

Advertise NATE to Your Customers

According to a survey by Decision Analyst Inc., 90 percent of consumers prefer a certified HVACR technician over a non-certified technician to service their heating and cooling systems. It is no surprise that consumers want a job done right the first time. Call-backs are not only expensive to you and inconvenient to your customers, they can undermine the relationships with your customers you have worked so hard to establish. Do not let an inexperienced, non-certified technician put your business at risk. A NATE-certified technician will do the job right the first time.

Use the resources below to let your customers know you employ NATE certified technicians. You can find additional resources at the NATE store. You must currently employ at least one NATE-certified technician in order to use the NATE logo and materials.

NATE Logo usage guidelines

Contractor logo EPS
Contractor logo JPEG

Contractor logo vertical EPS
Contractor logo vertical JPEG

Contractor web banner 180 x 150
Contractor web banner 728 x 90
Contractor web banner 300 x 250

Contractor flyer
Contractor buckslip