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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.
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:
At least five technicians
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
The ability to conduct at least one (1) test session per year
A space such as training or meeting room that is conducive to testing
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
NATE Event Schedule for Fall 2017
Contractor Leadership Live
Connect 2017 – PHCC Convention
4 – 5 Oct
ACCA Business Technology and Operations Managers Forum