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09 Aug 2017

 

The NATE Advantage – August 2017

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August 2017: Become a NATE Testing Organization, See NATE Website Upgrades
In the August issue of the NATE advantage, we continue celebrating the 20th anniversary of NATE, look at how eligible HVACR contractors can become NATE testing organizations, and discover NATE website upgrades. In addition, text message alerts are coming soon, and the NATE event schedule for fall 2017 is available.
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Eligible HVACR Contractors Encouraged to Become NATE Testing Organizations
Registering to become a NATE Testing Organization is good for business. Eligible contractors save time and money by ordering exams directly from NATE to test their technicians. As weather or business needs change, contractors can host sessions at a time that is most convenient.
NATE Testing Organization applications can be completed online at www.natex.org for contractors with:

  1. At least five technicians
  2. An individual outside of the service department who does not have hiring, firing or supervisor responsibilities over the technicians, who will act as the proctor for exams
  3. The ability to conduct at least one (1) test session per year
  4. A space such as training or meeting room that is conducive to testing
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NATE Website Upgrades
Technicians and business managers seeking options for testing and training can now benefit from upgrades to the NATE website. The Location Map search feature used to find testing and training organizations by zip code now shows the number of exams given in the last year, the last test session date, and the number of NATE-recognized training courses available respectively. These upgrades help technicians and business managers easily identify the NATE partners that are most likely to assist in their career development needs.
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Text Message Alerts Coming Soon
In the coming weeks, NATE will utilize text messages to share renewal deadline reminders, promotional information and alerts. Simply ensure that your mobile number is the primary number listed in your myNATE account, and you can benefit from this free* service.
The platform that NATE uses is a 100% opt-out service. Those who do not wish to receive messages can opt out at any time. Phone numbers and contact information will not be shared with other organizations, so those wishing to receive text alerts can be assured that their contact information is secure. To unsubscribe from the message alerts, simply text ‘STOP’ or contact NATE’s customer service team at 877-420-6283.*Message and data rates may apply in the U.S., and standard message and data rates apply in Canada.
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The 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Do you wear your NATE with pride? Then we’d love to see! Help NATE celebrate 20 years of certification excellence by sharing fun photos of yourself or fellow NATE-certified technicians wearing your NATE patches. We want to see you – out on the job, at the office, helping your customers, in a training class or whatever you see fit. Get creative and share your pics with us! Email asknate@natex.org with your name, phone number and photo for a chance to win cool prizes! Keep in mind that your first name and photo may be used in our our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the NATE Magazine. Stay tuned to www.natex.org, as well as our social media accounts using #CelebrateWithNATE, to celebrate with us all year long!
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NATE Event Schedule for Fall 2017

Contractor Leadership Live
12-14 Sept
Cleveland, OH

Connect 2017 – PHCC Convention
4 – 5 Oct
Milwaukee, WI

ACCA Business Technology and Operations Managers Forum
24 & 25 Oct
New Orleans, LA

ACCA Service Leadership Forum
26 & 27 Oct
New Orleans, LA

IHACI Trade Show
2 Nov
Pasadena, CA

Trane Comfort Specialists Meeting
9 – 12 Nov
Washington, DC

HARDI Annual Conference
2 – 5 Dec
Las Vegas, NV

* Dates and events are subject to change

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The NATE Advantage – May 2017

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May 2017:
Connect with NATE

In the May issue of the NATE advantage, we continue to observe our 20th anniversary. Technicians, help NATE to celebrate you by sharing fun photos using the #CelebrateWithNate. Contractors, take advantage of the free Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) program to support your business. Learn about the NATE Technical Committee’s review of the AC Exam and how recertification fees can paid entirely online!
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#CelebrateWithNATE
Do you wear your NATE with pride? Then we’d love to see! Help NATE celebrate 20 years of certification excellence by sharing fun photos of yourself or fellow NATE-certified technicians wearing your NATE patches. We want to see you – out on the job, at the office, helping your customers, in a training class or whatever you see fit. Get creative and share your pics with us! Email asknate@natex.org with your name, phone number and photo for a chance to win cool prizes! Keep in mind that your first name and photo may be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Stay tuned to www.natex.org, as well as our social media accounts using #CelebrateWithNATE, to celebrate with us all year long!


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NATE Technical Committee Reviews AC Exam
NATE continues to ensure that its exams meet the highest standard of quality, with questions that are clear, relevant to the industry and set at the appropriate skill level. The NATE technical committee – comprised of experts in education, manufacturing, distribution and contracting – met on April 12th and 13th at the company headquarters in Arlington, VA, to review the Air Conditioning Service exam. Updated questions will be incorporated into a new exam form to be implemented this fall.


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Contractors, Enjoy Free Advertising with NATE!
Ready to take your business to the next level? Register to become a member of the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) program today! The NATE C3 program allows you to gain access to new customers seeking NATE-certified technicians and your company benefits from association with the leading certification organization in the HVACR industry. Whether you are a one-person shop or have NATE-certified technicians in multiple locations, a free listing on our website puts you in touch with more than 5,000 visits monthly. To qualify, a contractor must have at least 25 percent of its eligible service and installation technicians NATE-certified. Visit http://www.natex.org/site/395/Contractors/Consumer-Connection-C3 to find out more about the program today!


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Pay Recertification Fees Online
Pay Recertification Fees Online Why let the time and money spent on earning your certification go to waste? Technicians seeking NATE recertification who already have a minimum of S – 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) reported to NATE can pay recertification fees online at https://store.natex.org/technician-recertification. If needed, technicians can confirm CEH’s reported to NATE by logging in at www.mynate.org or calling 877-420-6283.
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March 2017:
Commemorating NATE, and Two New Exams to Grow Your Workforce

In the March issue of the NATE advantage, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of NATE, look at two new exams to help technicians, and learn where to pay recertification fees online. In addition, new PowerPoint instructor CDs are for sale, and we provide a link to a recent Distribution Center story.  
It’s Time to #CelebrateWithNATE 20 Years of Certification
This year, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Stay tuned to www.natex.org/celebratewithnate and social media (#CelebrateWithNATE) for information on celebration activities.
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New Exams to Help Grow Your Workforce
It has been estimated that 115,000 new HVACR workers will need to be trained by 2022 to fill jobs due to industry growth and retirements. NATE’s two new exams, the Ready-To-Work certificate, and the HVACR Support Technician certificate, are designed to help technicians build strong careers and contractors build a stronger HVACR workforce. Visit http://www.natex.org/site/431/Contractors/Technician-Development to learn more.
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Pay Recertification Fees Online
Why let the time and money spent on earning your certification go to waste? Technicians seeking NATE recertification who already have a minimum of 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) reported to NATE can pay recertification fees online at https://store.natex.org/technician-recertification. If needed, technicians can confirm CEH reported to NATE by logging in at www.mynate.org or calling 877-420-6283.
New PowerPoint Instructor CDs for Sale
Are you an instructor or NATE proctor? Then visit the NATE Online Store to order training materials, including the new NATE PowerPoint Instructor CD series. This CD series is for HVACR-industry instructors as they help individuals ready themselves to take the NATE series of exams. CDs are available for the Core, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Oil Heating, Air Distribution and Hydronics NATE certifications exams. For more information and to order, visit https://store.natex.org/training
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The NATE Advantage – February 2017

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February 2017:
Celebrate 20 Years of NATE Certification, Recognize Certifiers

In the February issue of the NATE advantage, we celebrate 20 years of NATE certification, recognize NATE certifiers at the annual HARDI Conference, and NATE serves as Bronze sponsor of the 2017 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo. Plus, the NATE Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2016-2017.  
It’s Time to #CelebrateWithNATE 20 Years of Certification
This year marks the 20th anniversary of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Visit www.natex.org/celebratewithnate for information on celebration activities, including National NATE Testing Week, March 6-11 and a special anniversary sale at the NATE online store!

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National NATE Testing Week, March 6-11
Thinking of testing in March? Over 100 NATE approved testing providers have signed up to host testing for interested technicians during our first ever National NATE Testing Week, in honor of NATE’s 20th anniversary. Click here to see if there’s a testing site near you.
NATE Board of Trustees Announces Membership
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2016-2017, including a new chairman and new and replacement members elected to serve for the new term.

The NATE Board of Trustees named David McIlwaine, president, CEO and founder of HVAC Distributors in Mount Joy, PA as the 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board. McIlwaine earned an MBA from Drexel University and served on several community and industry boards and committees, including Assets Lancaster, Associated Builders and Contractors, HARDI, and the Boy Scouts of America. He has been honored with various awards including the Small Business Person of the Year by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Boy Scouts of America Leadership Award.

Wade Mayfield, President of Thermal Services, Inc. of Omaha, NE will now assume the role of Immediate Past Chairman, after serving for two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board.

See a complete board listing at http://natex.org/site/390/About-Us/Board

NATE Recognizes NATE Certifiers at HARDI Conference
At the 2016 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification in the HVACR industry. The 2016 awardees will receive large banner signs, which they can display in their locations to recognize their accomplishments, while also driving interest in NATE technician certification among their customers. In addition, each will receive a cash prize to be used to celebrate with their staff.
Click here to view the list of awardees.
NATE Serves as Bronze Sponsor of 2017 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo
DIG IN to the ground-source heat pump industry at the 2017 IGSHPA Conference and Expo March 14-16 in Denver, Colorado, at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center. With a new start day, expanded breakout session slots, and dedicated expo hours, the IGSHPA Conference and Expo provides attendees with the tools and information needed to take their business to the next level. Conference sponsors are platinum sponsor WaterFurnace International, silver sponsor EarthLinked Technologies Inc., and bronze sponsors AWEB Supply, Geo Excel, and North American Technician Excellence. For more information about the 2017 IGSHPA Conference and Expo, contact Erin Portman at erin@igshpa.org or register at www.igshpaconference.com.
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The NATE Advantage – November 2016

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November 2016:
Prepare for NATE Testing, Visit the Online Store

In the November issue of the NATE Advantage, find out where to pay NATE recertification fees online, learn about two NATE technician certification test sessions being proctored by Johnstone Supply in Las Vegas, visit the NATE Online Store, and check out dates for the Nest Pro Tour. Plus, there are updates to AHRI Guideline N and Guideline Q that you won’t want to miss. 

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Pay Recertification Fees Online
Why let the time and money spent on earning your certification go to waste? Technicians seeking NATE recertification who already have a minimum of 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) reported to NATE can pay recertification fees online at https://store.natex.org/technician-recertification. If needed, technicians can confirm CEH reported to NATE by logging in at www.mynate.org or calling 877-420-6283.
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Johnstone Supply of Las Vegas to Host NATE testing at the AHR Expo 2017
Johnstone Supply of Las Vegas will proctor two (2) sessions of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) technician certification testing on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the AHR Expo 2017. The NATE test sessions will be at 8 a.m. to 12 noon and at 1-5 p.m. Registration is required. Click here for instructions to register.
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Planning to Test this Fall?
Visit the NATE Online Store to order training materials, including the new HVAC Support Technician Study Guide, the EPA 608 Universal Reference Manual, and the Preparing for the NATE Exam series, including guides for Core exam (available in both English and Spanish), and the specialty exams for Air Distribution, Gas Heating and Oil Heating, Hydronics and Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (available in both English and Spanish). For more information and to order, visit https://store.natex.org/training.
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The Nest Pro team is touring the country to show you how to grow your business by selling and installing Nest products and expanding your business into the connected home. Click below for a local event and learn about:

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  • How to get started selling connected home products.
  • Exclusive resources and benefits for Nest Pros.

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Updates to AHRI Guideline N and Guideline Q
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recently published revisions to Guideline N, Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors and Guideline Q, Content Recovery and Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders. Visit AHRI’s website at www.ahrinet.org to review and download standards and guidelines free of charge.
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The NATE Advantage – October 2016

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October 2016:
NATE delivers Golden Toolbox Award, offers Technician Recertification

In the October issue of the NATE advantage, read about the NATE Golden Toolbox Award and the industry professional who earned the honor, discover a great price on the NATE HVAC Support Exam study guide, and learn how to get technicians recertified. Plus, pay recertification fees and find out where NATE road events will be visiting soon. 
Contractor Webinar: Recertify Your Technicians
Need to keep your NATE-certified technicians current? Learn how to track your technicians’ hours via the NATE C3 program and recertify them in mass via the NATE online store during this free NATE webinar.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/796228365
United States +1 (669) 224-3412
Access Code: 796-228-365
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Jose De La Portilla Receives NATE Golden Toolbox Award
NATE is proud to announce that Jose De La Portilla of Lennox HVAC Learning Solutions has been awarded the 2016 Golden Toolbox Award. Presented to De La Portilla in Philadelphia, the NATE Golden Toolbox Award recognizes an industry professional who demonstrates outstanding service, support, and advocacy for technician certification. Click here to read more.
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NATE HVAC Support Exam Study Guide Just $9.99
A study guide for the new HVAC Support Technician certificate exam is now available at the NATE Online Store. This HVAC Support Technician certificate exam is for technicians who have been in the field for 6-12 months and covers topics linked to the professional level certification, but at a more fundamental skill level. When ready to test, use our network of NATE-approved testing providers to schedule a test time or become your own testing site to test them in-house.
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Recertify at NATE Online Store
Technicians seeking NATE recertification who already have a minimum of 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) reported to NATE can pay recertification fees online at https://store.natex.org/technician-recertification. If needed, technicians can confirm CEH reported to NATE by logging in at www.mynate.org or calling 877-420-6283.
NATE on the Road
Members of the NATE staff are going on the road and would like to meet you. Look for us at one of these events to discuss NATE certification or just to say “hello.”
PHCC Convention Booth 306
October 19-21
San Antonio, TX
www.phccweb.org
ACCA Office & Operations Managers Forum
and Service Managers Forum Booth
October 25-28
Cincinnati, OH
www.acca.org

IHACI Booth 822
November 16
Pasadena, CA
www.ihaci.org

HARDI Booth 823
December 3-6
Colorado Springs, CO
www.hardinet.org

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