NATE

North American Technician Excellence

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

Technician Development

NATE has launched two new certificate exams to help HVACR employers hire, train, and develop the best technicians possible and create a pathway to professional development and certification.


Ready-to-Work Certificate


This entry-level exam is designed for technicians who are just entering the HVACR field with little to no formal education or training. Includes a study guide which focuses on fundamental job knowledge and skills needed in the HVACR workforce.

This exam is only available online and does not require a proctor, so it can be taken from any computer, anywhere, including at home.

The exam costs $50 and includes a downloadable study guide and available when exam is ordered. Retakes of the exam for the same technician cost $35 each.

Those who pass this exam earn a certificate, not a NATE certification. Therefore, no recertification is required.

  • Click here for exam knowledge areas or KATE for Ready-to-Work certificate exam

  • Click here for instructions on how to register and take the Ready-to-Work certificate exam

HVAC Support Technician Certificate

This exam is for technicians who have worked in the field for 6-12 months. The exam covers topics linked to the NATE professional level certifications, but at a more fundamental level, and provides career-focused technicians the chance to demonstrated increased knowledge and skills to pursue NATE professional certification.

Those who pass this exam earn a certificate, not a NATE certification. Therefore, no recertification is required.

Click here for exam knowledge areas or KATE for the HVAC Support Technician certfiicate exam.