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New Low-GWP Refrigerants Certification Exam

NATE is proud to introduce a new low-GWP refrigerant certification exam. The exam is designed to validate a technician’s knowledge of the low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants becoming common in the HVACR industry due to new state and federal regulations.


These new products have additional safety concerns and procedures. The NATE low-GWP refrigerant exam is designed to ensure that HVAC engineers and technicians have the necessary skills and job knowledge to handle refrigerants of all types, with a strong emphasis on the safe handling and use of these new refrigerants.

Click here to view the Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs) for this certification exam.


What are Low-GWP Refrigerants?

With the passage of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act), HFC refrigerants will be gradually phased out. The alternative refrigerants being used have additional safety concerns such as flammability. The new certification addresses these new safety concerns being ensuring technicians have the skills and job knowledge necessary to use these new refrigerants safely.


Study Guide Available

NATE created an accompanying study guide to help technicians prepare for the exam. The guide is available for purchase in the NATE online store.