What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?
When you hire an air conditioning or heating company, you want to know you’re getting the best, most highly trained individuals to install or service your HVAC system. Contracting with NATE certified technicians lets you easily do this.
North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE), a non-profit organization for air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and ventilation, provides certification of skills. This independent organization located in Arlington, VA has provided testing and confirmation of knowledge and skills since 1997.
NATE does not provide the training. HVACR technicians receive that from a variety of sources, including vocational-technical schools, business colleges or community colleges. NATE provides the testing of their work knowledge through multiple-choice standardized tests developed by a committee of industry experts. Technicians undergo rigorous testing on topics spanning HVACR topics relating to contractors, educators, manufacturers, and utilities.
You can easily recognize a NATE certified individual by the patch on their uniform. Most companies also purchase decals for their vehicles denoting their trained technicians. NATE only provides these patches and decals to firms with at least one NATE certified technician in their employ.
Areas of Knowledge Testing
Your potential contractor won’t take a single test to cover all HVACR. Rather, NATE candidates receive testing in one or more specialty areas. Your contractor could have certification in any of the following areas:
- Air Conditioning
- Air Distribution
- Commercial Refrigeration Servicing
- Gas Heat Systems
- Heat Pumps
- Light Commercial Refrigeration Servicing
- Oil Heat Systems
- Ready-to-work Certificate
- And More!
HVACR professional interested in obtaining certification or consumers wishing to check on certification credentials can phone NATE at 703-276-7247 or 877-420-NATE (6283).
NATE Certified Louisville Heating and Air Conditioning
In Kentucky, Air Comfort in Louisville provides the metropolitan area with the trained and NATE certified professionals you need to keep your home or office cool in summer and warm in winter. Our technicians receive on-going training because we believe in continuing education that keeps our technicians abreast of industry developments and improvements. Our family-owned business has served the greater Louisville area since 1976. Our business is Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association (ACCA) certified. The ACCA is the leading trade organization for the heating and cooling industry.
Call us today for HVAC service provided by our NATE certified technicians. We’ll conduct installation and service calls in Louisville and surrounding areas. We are heating and cooling professionals, proudly serving the greater Louisville area since 1976. We are a family-owned company offering quality products along with superior customer service. Schedule an appointment online with us!Tags: Air Conditioning, NATE, Technicians