North American Technician Excellence (NATE), headquartered in Arlington, VA, was founded in 1997 and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry.
Why should you use NATE technicians and companies?
NATE, North American Technician Excellence Inc., is an independent, third-party non-profit certification body for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for technicians. NATE tests technicians; others train. NATE’s certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVACR systems and candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in one or more specialty areas. The NATE Technical Committee oversees the Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs) and all test development. The KATEs are the statistically proven job task analysis from which all questions are developed. All exams are developed by subject matter experts from across the HVACR industry representing a wide variety of perspectives including contractors, technicians, distributors, educators, manufacturers, and utilities.