On Class Day
On the day of the class, you can submit attendance records directly to the myNATE portal. See instructions beginning on slide ten of the slidedeck found here. This method is quick, easy and allows the technician to see the hours applied to their record instantly.
The following are reasons credit may not have been posted to a technicians account:
- Not a NATE-recognized course
- Course has expired
- Technician did not provide NATE ID number
- Attendance form is not received within 60 days of the class
To maintain NATE certification, technicians attend courses at training organizations. These courses help NATE-certified technicians earn the 16 hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) needed every two years for recertification.
NATE recommends that all training organizations issue technicians certificates of completion to maintain for their records of training completed.
A Certificate of Completion must include the following:
- Technician’s name
- Course hours
- Course hours and date
- Contact information of the educational organization
- Short description of the class
NATE has some special requirements a training organization needs to meet in order for these types of courses to be recognized. They are:
- Establish the hours for credit. Individuals differ and will complete course content faster or slower than another individual. Therefore it is the responsibility of the Recognized Provider to establish the time frame for the technician to receive credit hours.
- Conduct an online test for the technician at the end of the training that also collects the technicians NATE ID.