Ready to Work Exam Purchase Code


* If you are planning on taking the exam yourself, there is no need to purchase the code here. You can make your payment directly on the myNATE site when registering for the exam. *

The Ready to Work exam is an entry-level certificate exam is designed for technicians who are just entering the HVACR field with little to no formal education or training. It focuses on fundamental job knowledge and skills needed to enter 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 must be purchased via credit card. Contractors, proctors and others can reserve exams here for one or more technicians and for each purchase, NATE will email the codes needed for each technician to schedule an exam and download the study guide at

If you are interested in scheduling a Ready to Work exam for your own use, log in to your myNATE account, click on the “RTW” tab, and click the purple “Create” button at the bottom of the page.

Do not order this exam for NATE recertification. If you need to recertify, call 877-420-6283 for assistance.