NATE Certification

NATE Certification

RJ Murray recommends NATE certification.North American Technician Excellence (NATE) 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. We continue to see growing interest in NATE certification in the HVAC field.

From our perspective as a HVAC distributor, it is another tool that can help to promote technical competence and professionalism in the heating and cooling industry and helps every entity in the chain to function more profitably and to deliver the best value to the consumer.

Carrier has encouraged individual technicians to pursue NATE certification, and also views it as a means for dealers to upgrade the skill sets of their people, to the benefit of everyone involved.

Nate LogoThe NATE website contains information on certification and testing procedures, training books and study materials, professional associations, and various other resources.

One important point to remember is that NATE certification is awarded to the individual technician, not the employer. This makes the certified technician a more valuable commodity and reflects favorably upon the dealers who employ them.

Carrier University LogoCarrier’s training website also contains certification information. The site also lists additional resources, including classroom training at Carrier’s training center, and home study materials that can be purchased.

It is now possible to take NATE exams online, although traditional written exams are also available. Many regional and national organizations offer them, and groups such as RSES and ACCA are active in that area. If you wish to take a test, refer to the NATE website for information.

RJ Murray Company has hosted testing in the past. If you are interested, please contact us.