North American Technician Excellence

2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 510Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-276-7247Toll Free Phone: 877-420-6283 (NATE)
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About NATE

Dedicated to promoting technician excellence About NATE

NATE (North American Technician Excellence), headquartered in Arlington, VA, was founded in 1997 and is the nation’s largest independent, third-party non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. NATE-certified technicians are skilled professionals who have proven their knowledge in the HVACR industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests. We’re dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of choosing certified HVACR professionals.

With over 30,000 NATE-certified technicians, NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry. And as part of a coalition of industry-recognized partners, you’ll have greater peace of mind knowing your contractor is sending the right person out for the job.

From air conditioning and heating installer certifications to residential and light commercial maintenance, NATE techs are the best in the business. Locate a local contractor that employs NATE-certified technicians today.*

Specialty Certifications

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.

Specialties include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Oil Furnaces
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

*NATE encourages the employment of NATE certified technicians for superior installation and maintenance or service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. NATE certified technicians have proven their knowledge in the HVAC/R industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests; however, NATE does not directly supervise or employ technicians, and does not endorse or guarantee their work or performance. As a result, NATE disclaims any liability related to services performed by an individual technician or recommended employer.