What is Nate?

Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVAC/R industry.

NATE Tests. Others Train.
 
NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVAC/R topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike.
 
All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more SPECIALTY areas, including:
 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Oil Furnaces
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst