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The NATE Advantage – November 2016

The NATE Advantage
A Note from the Publisher

This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you’re enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

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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.
Join the Nest Pro Tour
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:

  • What the connected home means for your business.
  • Nest products, including the new Nest Cam Outdoor security camera.
  • How to get started selling connected home products.
  • Exclusive resources and benefits for Nest Pros.

November 16
4-7 pm
Kansas City

November 16
4-7 pm
Phoenix

November 17
4-7 pm
Vaughn

November 30
4-7 pm
Roseville

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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NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.
 
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02 Nov 2016

 

The NATE Advantage – October 2016

The NATE Advantage
A Note from the Publisher

This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you’re enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

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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

Technicians:
NATE testing organizations NATE training locations NATE recertification information

Contractors:
Post a job Sign up for the free NATE contractor locator as featured on hvacradvice.com Download Marketing Materials

NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.
The NEWS
Service World Expo
LinkedIn
Extra Edition

 

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15 Aug 2016

 

The NATE Advantage – August 2016

The NATE Advantage
A Note from the Publisher

This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you’re enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

Carrier

August 2016:
Nate Provides New HVAC Support Exam Guide, Logo Feature for Online Career Center

In the August issue of the NATE advantage, discover a study guide for the new HVAC Support Technician certificate exam, learn about a new logo feature in the Online Career Center, and read about the SkillsUSA competition and Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards. Plus, pay recertification fees and check out digital badging. 

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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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New Logo Feature at NATE Online Career Center
The NATE Online Career Center connects contractors with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work. And now interested employers can add company logos free of charge, with active job postings to show on search results and within job detail pages.
Nearly 1,000 certified technicians have registered with the NATE Online Career Center. Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level. Visit jobs.natex.org for details.
NATE Hosts HVACR Written Testing at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference; Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards Scholarships to Winners
This summer, NATE administered the HVACR written testing prior to the technical contest at this year’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY. For the first time, NATE exhibited at the event, and Valerie Briggs, director marketing and business development at NATE said, “This is an opportunity for us to not only show our support of the development of our future workforce but also to promote the importance of NATE certification among technicians.” Those who competed in the HVACR category were awarded scholarships from the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship The Gold, Silver, and Bronze level winners in the secondary and post-secondary categories qualified for $2,000, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively. The Rees Scholarship and SkillsUSA partnership began last year and is designed to support students with an established interest in the industry to continue their studies. See a list of winners at http://reesscholarship.org/site/321/About/SkillsUSA
Pay Recertification Fees 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 Digital Badging
The newest thing in certification, digital badging, has come to NATE. In partnership with BadgeCert, NATE now provides each new and recertifying NATE technician with digital badges for each certification. Technicians can print certificates and wallet cards for free anytime and share the digital badges with employers, customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, to prove current NATE certification. In addition, technicians can proudly publicize NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and on a company website. Click here to learn how to use the NATE digital badge today.
Technicians:
NATE testing organizations NATE training locations NATE recertification information

Contractors:
Post a job Sign up for the free NATE contractor locator as featured on hvacradvice.com Download Marketing Materials

NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.
Service World Expo
LinkedIn
Extra Edition

 

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The NATE Advantage – May 2016

The NATE Advantage

A Note from the Publisher

This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you're enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

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May 2016:
NATE Administers New Exams, Showcases Digital Badging

In the May issue of the NATE advantage, learn about how NATE is administering two recently launched exams. Also, discover digital badging, find out where to pay recertification fees, read about the Spring Board of Trustees meeting, and visit NATE’s consumer site.

In This Issue…

  • Hundreds of New NATE Certifications Earned
  • Pay Recertification Fees at NATE Online Store
  • Discover NATE Digital Badging
  • NATE Holds Spring Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Three Categories of Listings on hvacradvice.com

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Hundreds of New NATE Certificates Earned
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. In January, NATE launched two new exams, the Ready to Work certificate, and the HVAC Support Technician certificate, designed to help HVACR employers recruit, train, and develop the best technicians possible and to help technicians build strong careers.

Over 200 of the new exams were administered in just the first few weeks of testing. A survey of those who have taken the Ready to Work exam found over 70 percent say they would recommend the exam to a friend or colleague entering the HVACR field. Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Training Director Kevin Traut praised the exam, saying “I think this is a good test of an individual’s HVAC equipment and tool vocabulary, providing them the basis for learning the trade.”

Visit http://www.natex.org/site/431/Contractors/Technician-Development to learn more.


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Pay Recertification Fees 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.

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NATE Digital Badging
The newest thing in certification, digital badging, has come to NATE. In partnership with BadgeCert, NATE now provides each new and recertifying NATE technician with digital badges for each technician’s certification. Technicians can print certificates and wallet cards for free anytime and share the digital badges with employers, customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, to prove current NATE certification. In addition, technicians can proudly publicize NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and on your company website. Click here to learn how to use the NATE digital badge today.

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NATE Holds Spring Board of Trustees Meeting
NATE held its Spring Board of Trustees meeting in April at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to discuss its continued plans to demonstrate the value of NATE certification in the HVACR industry.

“These meetings serve as an important opportunity for the NATE Board of Trustees and staff to come together to advance our purpose and vision, and establish goals and objectives for the future of NATE certification,” said Wade Mayfield, Chairman of the NATE Board of Trustees. “We want to ensure that the NATE certification process remains relevant and supports the technicians who work to earn it, and the contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and utilities who value NATE certification.”

The NATE Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from various stakeholders in the HVACR industry. For a complete listing of the board, visit http://natex.org/site/390/About-Us/Board

Will Homeowners Find You This Summer?
NATE’s consumer site, www.hvacradvice.com gets over 5,000 visits a month from homeowners. To offer more options to consumers, NATE now has 3 categories of listings—for contractors with 25-49 percent of their technicians NATE-certified, those with 50-74 percent of their technicians’ certified, and those with 75-100 percent of their technicians’ certified. The site has also been enhanced to provide more information, including a contracting company’s description, special offers, the number of NATE-certified technicians, and a link to a company’s website. Visit the contractor locator at http://hvacradvice.com/site/324/About-NATE/Find-A-NATE-Certified-Technician for more information.
Technicians:
NATE testing organizations NATE training locations NATE recertification information

Contractors:
Post a job Sign up for the free NATE contractor locator as featured on hvacradvice.com Download Marketing Materials

NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.

Service World Expo
LinkedIn
Extra Edition



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The NATE Advantage – March 2016

The NATE Advantage
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This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you’re enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

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March 2016:
NATE Announces Board of Trustees Roster and New Scholarships

In the March issue of the NATE advantage, read through the recently announced 2015-2016 NATE Board of Trustees roster. Also, listen in to John Lanier’s appearance on The NEWSMakers podcast, discover new exams for technicians, recently announced scholarships, and visit the NATE career center.

In This Issue…

  • NATE Board of Trustees Announced Membership
  • New Exams to Help Grow Your Workforce
  • NATE Announces Donald Frendberg Scholarship
  • Hiring for the Upcoming Cooling Season?

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NATE Board of Trustees Announced Membership
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2015-2016, including a renewed chairmanship and seven new and replacement members elected to serve for the new term. View the complete roster at www.natex.org/site/390/About-Us/Board

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John Lanier on The NEWSMakers Podcast
John Lanier, chief operating officer of AHRI and NATE discusses his new role within AHRI, NATE’s 2016 outlook, the organization’s new certification exams, and more. www.achrnews.com/videos?bctid=4726433935001

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New Exams to Help Grow Your Workforce
NATE has launched two new exams, the Ready-To-Work certificate, and the HVACR Support Technician certificate, designed to help technicians build strong careers and contractors build a stronger HVACR workforce. Visit www.natex.org/site/431/Contractors/Technician-Development to learn more.

 

NATE Announces Donald Frendberg Scholarship
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announced the creation of three scholarships annually, in honor of Donald Frendberg, longtime HVACR champion and former Chairman of NATE and HARDI and former Executive Director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation. The announcement was made as Frendberg was awarded the 8th Annual Golden Toolbox Award.

The Donald Frendberg Scholarship will support qualified students pursuing a career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) and who are enrolled in an HVACR program at an accredited institution in the state of Florida. See full announcement here.

 

Hiring for the Upcoming Cooling Season?
Did you know the NATE Career Center connect you with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work? Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level. Visit www.jobs.natex.org for details.

 

Don’t Miss Out
The NATE e-newsletter could arrive in your inbox every other month. Don’t miss a moment of updates, NATE news, and timely items provided for your information. Sign up here.

Technicians:
NATE testing organizations NATE training locations NATE recertification information

Contractors:
Post a job Sign up for the free NATE contractor locator as featured on hvacradvice.com Download Marketing Materials

NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.

 

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14 Mar 2016

 

The NATE Advantage – January 2016

The NATE Advantage
A Note from the Publisher

This message is brought to you on behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. We hope you’re enjoying your subscription to The NEWS. Visit us online at www.achrnews.com for daily news updates and the latest product information.

Mike Murphy
Publisher, The NEWS

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January 2016:
New Year, New NATE Contractor Webinars and Certificate Exams

In 2016’s first issue of The NATE Advantage, learn about two new certificate exams NATE has launched to help the HVACR workforce. Also, find out how to join upcoming contractor webinars, see who were the top NATE Certifiers in 2015, and visit the NATE Career Center.

In This Issue…

  • New NATE Certificate Exams Now Available
  • Contractor Webinars for New NATE Exams
  • Congrats to 2015 Top NATE Certifiers
  • Help Wanted
 

New NATE Certificate
Exams Now Available

NATE has launched two new exams, the Ready-To-Work certificate, and the HVACR Support Technician certificate, designed to help technicians build strong careers and contractors build a stronger HVACR workforce. Visit http://www.natex.org/site/353/Technicians/Certification-Basics/101 to learn more.

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Contractor Webinars for New NATE Exams
NATE is hosting webinars for contractors to learn how to take advantage of the new NATE exams and training for technician recruiting and development. For more information, visit http://www.natex.org/site/398/Contractors/Overview

See the webinar dates below. There is no need to RSVP. Simply use the information below to join on the date you choose:

Thu, Jan 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Join from computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/421725133 Dial in via phone: (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 421-725-133

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Join from computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/865741309 Dial in via phone: (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 865-741-309

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Join from computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/866463093 Dial in via phone: (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 866-463-093

 

Congrats to 2015 Top NATE Certifiers
At the 2015 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference in December in Orlando, Florida, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies as top NATE Certifiers for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification and the advancement of the HVACR industry.

The 2015 awardees listed above 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. For more information on becoming a NATE testing location, visit www.natex.org/tester

 

Help Wanted
Did you know the NATE Career Center can connect you with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work? Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level. Visit www.jobs.natex.org for details.

 

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Please note the NATE offices will be closed on January 18, 2016 and February 15, 2016 for national holidays. Please contact us in advance for any assistance you may need.

Technicians:
NATE testing organizations NATE training locations NATE recertification information

Contractors:
Post a job Sign up for the free NATE contractor locator as featured on hvacradvice.com Download Marketing Materials

NATE Supports the AHR EXPO

It is the largest event that brings together all facets
of HVACR industry under one roof for three exciting days.