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25 Nov 2015

 

The NATE Advantage – November 2015

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 2015:
NATE Introduces Two New Exams to Build Stronger Workforce

In this issue of The NATE Advantage, learn about two new certification exams being introduced by NATE in January of 2016; the Ready-to-Work Certificate and the Support Technician Certificate. Also, discover other certifications NATE offers, pay NATE recertification fees, and get more information on EPA 608 exams.In This Issue…

  • New NATE Exams in 2016
  • Pay NATE Recertifications in the NATE Store
  • NATE Offers EPA 608 Exams
  • NATE Review and Testing Hosted by FRACCA

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New NATE Exams in 2016
In January 2016, NATE will introduce new exams designed to help technicians build strong careers and contractors build a stronger HVACR workforce via the levels below. Visit www.natex.org or email vbriggs@natex.org in the coming weeks for more information.

NATE Industry Competency Exam (ICE) Certification

  • Certification exam for those completing a HVACR training program

NATE HVACR Ready-to-Work Certificate (New)

  • Job-ready online certificate exam, with NATE training guides, to test HVACR work-readiness, regardless of educational background

NATE HVACR Support Technician Certificate (New)

  • Certificate exam for technicians with 6-12 months of experience
  • Less difficult exam; serves as a gateway to professional NATE certification in the future

NATE Heating & Cooling Professional Technician and NATE Refrigeration Professional Technician Certifications

  • Certification exam for technicians with 2+ years of experience
  • Current NATE service heating, cooling and refrigeration specialty exams, testing advanced skills in installation, service, components

NATE Efficiency Analyst Professional Technician Certification

  • Master Certification advanced testing on service, design and efficiency for those with two or more heating and cooling certifications
 

AHRI Names Chief Operating Officer
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that John Lanier, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of North American Technician Excellence (NATE), will perform the same role for AHRI, overseeing Public Affairs, Technical Services, Regulatory & International Policy, and Information Technology, while continuing to lead NATE.

“John Lanier’s expanded role at AHRI will help us meet the many challenges that come with the growth and success we have seen and expect to experience in the coming years,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “I’m excited that he has agreed to take on this challenge, and I look forward to having him apply his many skills and his focus to some of our most important programs.”

In his expanded role, Lanier will manage AHRI’s certification programs, as well as standards, software development, regulatory and international policy, communications, and information technology. Lanier, who was named COO of NATE in 2013, oversees the management and execution of all of NATE’s programs. He has held a variety of executive leadership roles, most notably as Senior Vice President of Operations at the National Federation of Independent Business.

Lanier will report to Yurek, who will continue his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of AHRI.

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NATE Review and Testing Hosted by Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association
The Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) will offer NATE certification review and testing at the 2016 AHR Expo on Monday, January 25th from 8am-5pm in Orlando, FL

The test session will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 25 and the HVACR Review Session will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on that day, prior to the test session. Registration forms are available for download via this NATE Registration AHR Expo 2016 link at http://www.natex.org/site/387/About-NATE/NATE-News or contact vbriggs@natex.org. The cost is $155 per exam.

Those interested in testing must register by January 8, 2016.

 

Pay NATE Recertification Fees at NATE Store
If you have already have a minimum of 16 continuing education hours (CEH) recorded to NATE, you can now pay your recertification fees online (starting at $25) at the NATE store at https://store.natex.org/techncian-recertification. You can check CEH recorded (and update your contact information) by logging in at www.mynate.org or contacting NATE.

 

NATE Offers EPA 608 Exams
NATE proctors and testing organizations can now administer EPA 608 Type–I, Type–II, Type–III, Universal certifications via our online testing platform with Castle Worldwide. For more information on the EPA 608 exams, visit http://natex.org/site/339/Technicians/What-Tests-to-Take/KATEs/Other-Credentials

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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25 Nov 2015

 

The NATE Advantage – October 2015

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 2015: New Apps and Certification
Exams From NATE Available Now

In this issue of The NATE Advantage, learn about EPA 608 certification exams available from NATE approved proctors. Also, discover the new ResLoad-J and Toolkit+ Apps, learn how to pay NATE recertification fees online, upload training certificates, and update your C3 listing at HVACRAdvice.com.

In This Issue…

ICM Controls

 

NATE Now Offers EPA 608 Certification Exams
Approved NATE testing organizations and proctors can now order and administer exams for EPA 608 Type–I, Type–II, Type–III, Universal certifications via our online testing platform with Castle Worldwide. Training guides for the exams are also now available at the NATE Online Store. To find a testing location nearest you to schedule a test session, visit www.natex.org/test

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Pay NATE Recertification Fees at NATE Store
You can now pay your recertification fees online at the NATE store at https://store.natex.org/techncian-recertification. These fees (starting at $25) are only for technicians seeking recertification of NATE certifications who already have a minimum of 16 continuing education hours (CEH) recorded to NATE. You can check CEH recorded (and update your contact information) by logging in at www.mynate.org or contacting NATE.

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Submit Proof of Training for NATE Recertification
Did you know that NATE-certified professionals can upload training certificates of attendance directly to their MyNATE accounts to count toward their recertification goal of 16 hours? For more information, visit http://www.natex.org/site/345/Technicians/Recertification/Continuing-Education

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NATE ResLoad-J and Toolkit+ Apps Now Available
The NATE ResLoad-J app is an ACCA-approved Manual J8 residential load calculation app for the Apple iPad. It allows engineers, contractors, and technicians to perform field-based cooling and heating load calculations on residential and small commercial buildings and then email PDF reports to customers and local building officials. The NATE Toolkit+ app is the essential app for anyone in the HVAC industry. It is a compilation of most of the individual iPhone and iPad applications offered by Carmel Software plus bonus software, including the HVACR Equipment Locator, HVACR PT Chart, HVAC Refrigerant Charge, HVAC Duct Sizer, HVAC Quick Load, HVAC Psychometric Chart, ASHRAE Ventilation Calcs, and HVAC Pipe Sizer Gas modules. For more information and to order, visit www.store.natex.org/accessories.
You Must Update Your Contracting Business Listing at HVACRAdvice.com
If you have registered as a Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) contractor with NATE, updates to your listing at http://hvacradvice.com/site/324/About-NATE/Find-A-NATE-Certified-Technician are not made by NATE. Be sure to login at www.mynate.org to update your records:

  • To change company name, address or contact information, service mileage radius, or the total number of technicians employed
  • To add your company website, update company description and special offers
  • To add newly certified NATE technicians
  • To remove technicians you no longer employ

Interested in registering your business? NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) contractors can list and advertise for free at www.hvacradvice.com, which sees over 5,000 visitors monthly. For more information and to register (contractor must have at least 25% of eligible install and service technicians NATE-certified), visit http://www.natex.org/C3. If you need your login information, please contact us at asknate@natex.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.

 

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18 Aug 2015

The NATE Advantage – August 2015

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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August 2015: New Products and Exams Coming from NATE

Alongside the summer heat are great savings inside the NATE Online Store. In this issue, learn about great deals and discounts throughout the store. Also, discover the new ResLoad-J App, EPA 608 exams, an enhanced contractor locator at HVACRAdvice.com, NATE contractor resources, and more.

In This Issue…

  • NATE ResLoad-J App Now Available
  • NATE Online Store Summer Sales
  • NATE to Offer EPA 608 Exams
  • HVACRadvice.com Contractor Locator
  • NATE Career Center

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NATE ResLoad-J and
Toolkit+
Apps Now Available

The NATE ResLoad-J app is an ACCA-approved Manual J8 residential load calculation app for the Apple iPad. It allows engineers, contractors, and technicians to perform field-based cooling and heating load calculations on residential and small commercial buildings and then email PDF reports to customers and local building officials. The NATE Toolkit+ app is the essential app for anyone in the HVAC industry. It is a compilation of most of the individual iPhone and iPad applications offered by Carmel Software plus bonus software, including the HVACR Equipment Locator, HVACR PT Chart, HVAC Refrigerant Charge, HVAC Duct Sizer, HVAC Quick Load, HVAC Psychometric Chart, ASHRAE Ventilation Calcs, and HVAC Pipe Sizer Gas modules. For more information and to order, visit www.store.natex.org/accessories.

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Thermostat Recycling

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Summer Sales at the

NATE Online Store

We’re celebrating summer with great discounts at the NATE Online Store! We’ve cut prices on select NATE decals, and apparel, and are offering some BOGO (buy one get one 1/2 off) deals* on accessories to help you show your NATE pride all summer long! We also offer the popular Preparing for the NATE Exam study guide series, including the new Commercial Refrigeration exam guide. With the click of your mouse, you can shop 24/7. Visit www.store.natex.org to shop and save today!

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NATE to Offer EPA 608 Exams in September

Beginning in September 2015, approved NATE testing organizations and proctors will be able to order and administer exams for EPA 608 Type–I, Type–II, Type–III, Universal certifications via our online testing platform with Castle Worldwide. See www.natex.org in the coming weeks for details.

Is Your Contracting Business Listed at HVACRAdvice.com?

NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) Contractors can list and advertise for free at www.hvacradvice.com, which sees over 5,000 visitors monthly. For more information and to register (contractor must have at least 25% of eligible install and service technicians NATE-certified), visit http://www.natex.org/C3. Already a NATE C3 contractor? Then be sure to login at www.mynate.org to make sure your listing is up to date, including your website and special offers.

 

Help Wanted

Did you know the NATE Career Center connects 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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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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03 Jun 2015

 

The NATE Advantage – May 2015

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 2015: NATE Partners with BadgeCert for E-Certifications

May is upon us and now is the time to pursue certification before the busy cooling season. In this issue, learn all about NATE’s partnership with BadgeCert, an enhanced contractor locator at HVACRAdvice.com, NATE contractor resources, and more.

In This Issue…

  • NATE and BadgeCert E-Certifications
  • NATE Contractor Resources
  • HVACRadvice.com Contractor Locator
  • NATE Online Store
  • NATE Career Center
NATE BadgeCert ECertification

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New NATE BadgeCert E-Certification

Beginning this year, NATE has partnered with BadgeCert to offer digital e-certification badges for those technicians certifying and recertifying in 2014 and 2015. With a unique personalized URL for each technician’s certification, technicians and contractors can print certificates and a wallet card for free anytime. Now you can proudly share NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and on your company website. You can also share the unique URL link with customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, whenever you need to prove current NATE certification. For more information, contact NATE at ecert@natex.org.

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NATE Contractor Resources

If your technicians are certified, let your potential customers know! NATE offers access to free logos, online and print marketing materials at http://www.natex.org/site/398/Contractors/Overview. Your business must employ at least one currently NATE-certified technician to use the NATE logo.

 

Enhanced Contractor Locator at HVACRAdvice.com

Did you know the hvacradvice.com website gets over 5,000 visits per month? To offer more options to consumers, NATE now has three categories of listings — for contractors with 25-49 percent of their technicians NATE-certified, for contractors with 50-74 percent of their technicians’ certified, and for those with 75-100 percent of their technicians’ certified. The site has also been enhanced so you can provide more detailed information to the homeowner, including a company description, special offers, the number of NATE-certified technicians, and a link to your company’s website. For more information and to register, visit http://www.natex.org/site/395/Contractors/Consumer-Connection-C3.

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NATE Store Now Online

The NATE online store is now open for business with new products including training guides from the Preparing for the NATE Exam series and additional items including uniform patches, replacement certificates and wallet cards, vehicle decals, NATE logo apparel, and more. Visit www.store.natex.org to shop today.

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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, like these employers did. Visit http://www.jobs.natex.org to see the postings and learn more about the Career Center.

Online Career Center
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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The NATE Advantage – March 2015

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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March 2015: Visit the NATE Online Store

March is upon us and the NATE online store is now open and ready for business. Below is information on the NATE online store, NATE BadgeCert ECertification, and recognition from the DOE.

In This Issue…

  • DOE Recognizes NATE Certifications
  • NATE COO John Lanier Podcast
  • NATE Online Store
  • NATE BadgeCert ECertification
  • Help Wanted

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NATE Certifications Recognized by DOE

The DOE Home Energy Score Program has recognized select NATE certifications, among others, to qualify as a minimum credential for those interested in becoming Home Energy Score Assessors.

The accepted credentials from NATE are certifications in the following specialties:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Gas Hydronics
  • Oil Hydronics

In addition, DOE announced the release of the Home Energy Score Simulation Training, a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted training and testing to individuals interested in providing the Home Energy Score — a standard energy efficiency assessment and score generated only by qualifying professionals.

More details can be found at www.homeenergyscore.gov.

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Thermostat Recycling

Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is a non-profit stewardship organization that assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats. TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.8 million thermostats since its inception. It’s easy and free for HVAC contractors to recycle — learn more here.

NEWS Podcast

Hear more about NATE from COO John Lanier: http://www.achrnews.com/media/podcasts/2904.

 

NATE Store Now Online

The NATE online store is now open for business with new products including training guides from the Preparing for the NATE Exam series.

These guides can help technicians prepare for the 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.

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New NATE BadgeCert ECertification

Beginning this year, NATE has partnered with BadgeCert to offer digital e-certification badges for those technicians certifying and recertifying in 2014 and 2015. With a unique personalized URL for each technician’s certification, technicians and contractors can now print certificates and a wallet card FOR FREE anytime. Replacement certificate and wallet cards are still available for sale via the NATE Online store.

Now you can proudly share NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and even on your company website! You can also share the unique URL link with customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, whenever you need to prove current NATE certification. For more information, contact NATE at ecert@natex.org.

NATE BadgeCert ECertification
 

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, like these employers did. Visit www.jobs.natex.org to see the postings and learn more about the Career Center.

Fire & Ice Heating & Air-Conditioning

Columbus, OH

Senior HVAC Tech — $5,000 Sign on Bonus

Comfort Xpress LLC

Seminole, Oklahoma

Lead Service Technician

VIS VIVA Energy and Services

Atlanta, Georgia

Service Technician

Online Career Center
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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23 Jan 2015

 

The NATE Advantage – January 2015

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 2015: Update your NATE for the New Year

The new year is finally upon us and that means it is time to update your NATE materials. Below is information on NATE certification, the NATE Career Center and NATE testing providers.

In This Issue…

  • MyNATE information
  • Contractors as NATE Testing Organizations
  • NATE Spanish Exams
  • Help Wanted

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Time to Update Your NATE

The beginning of the year is a good time to visit MyNATE at www.mynate.org to make sure we have current contact information.

Technicians: Use MyNATE to check your continuing education hours and certification expiration dates.

Testing organizations: Use MyNATE to begin scheduling your upcoming spring test sessions and to ensure there is enough time for shipping of paper exams (8 business days required). To view or review instructions on how to order and administer exams click here.

Recognized Training Providers: Use MyNATE to submit new courses, and renew and pay for expired courses online at www.mynate.org, so please check the statuses when you login. You can also use your MyNATE login to submit attendance records online so those technicians attending your courses receive instantaneous credit. We have instructions on both processes posted here and a video demonstration here. We plan to phase out the use and acceptance of paper attendance forms by later this year.

Contractors in the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) program: Use MyNATE to update your C3 listing, check the certification statuses of your technicians and add and remove NATE certified technicians.

 

HVACR Contractors Can Serve as NATE Testing Providers

HVACR contractors can administer NATE exams for staff technicians at your convenience, as an approved NATE Testing Organization. This means as the weather or your business needs change, you can host testing at the time that works best for your and your staff. Over 100 contractors serve as testing organizations to save time and money by testing staff technicians directly. For more information visit http://www.natex.org/site/398/Contractors/Overview.

Online Career Center
NATE Spanish Exams Now Available

Both paper and online versions of the NATE Core exam and Service exams for the Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, and Gas Heating specialties are now available in Spanish. To view the KATEs in Spanish, click here. Testing Organizations can order paper and online exams in Spanish via www.mynate.org.

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.

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.

Please note the NATE offices will be closed on January 19, 2015 and February 16, 2015 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
AHR Expo

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.