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Activate. Earn. Track. Recertify.

To maintain NATE Certification, technicians must recertify every two years. To recertify, technicians can either:

  1. Complete 16 hours of continuing education hours (CEHs) and pay a renewal fee. OR
  2. Re-take the specialty exam before the expiration date.

Technicians have a 120 day grace period to recertify after their certification expiration date. After 120 days, technicians must take and pass all exams in a NATE Certification Pathway (Traditional or CHP-5) to re-establish their certification.

You can find more information about CEH courses, recertification fees, how to track progress, and more on our Recertification FAQs and Policies and Fees pages.

HVAC business owners, managers and technicians can easily manage NATE certifications using the four steps outlined below.

Activate myNATE

Easily review continuing education credit balances and expiration dates, upload proof of training and keep contact information up-to-date. Call or email customer service for account activation information.

Earn Training Hours

NATE accepts any training taken in class or online. Courses must be related to a technician’s specialty or in general areas such as safety, electricity, controls, codes and regulations. Credits from state licenses in these areas are also accepted.

Track Credits

Technicians are advised to keep a personal record of all training taken. Any courses not listed in myNATE can be personally uploaded for approval. NATE accepts rosters, certificates, receipts and official letters from training organizations. These documents must clearly show the technician’s name, the name and date of the course, as well as the duration. If you do not have proof of training, fill out and submit the attendance form here.


When 16 credit hours have been approved, eligible technicians may pay renewal fees by phone or online through the NATE store. While NATE accepts payments that are emailed, faxed and mailed, online transactions are secure and much faster! Click here for the recertification application form, to be used by those sending proof of training and payment by mail or fax.