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The NATE Advantage – November 2014

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November 2014: Utilizing Tools and Resources from NATE

NATE has a number of tools and resources at your disposal as the winter months quickly approach. Below is information on NATE certification, proctor training webinars and NATE continuing education hours.

In This Issue…

  • NATE Certification Renewal
  • NATE Proctor Training
  • NATE Recognizes Nest Installer Training
  • Help Wanted

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Accepting Applications to Renew 2014 NATE Certifications

Did your NATE certifications expire this year? Did you renew? Note that recertification is not automatic. You must submit a recertification application and the appropriate fees to recertify. But with our new lower recertification fee starting at just $25, it’s easier and cheaper than ever.

Just visit www.mynate.org or call us at 877-420-6283 to see if you already have the 16 training hours needed to renew today for just $25 for the first certification, and $5 for each additional certification. Even if your certification expired months ago, we’re accepting applications until December 31, so don’t delay.

NATE Proctor Training and Resources

Did you miss any of our recent NATE Proctor Training Webinars? Click here to download training recordings, documents, information, and resources to assist you with the ordering and proctoring NATE exams.

Interested in marketing your NATE testing services? Visit http://www.natex.org/site/306/Partners-Testing/Marketing-Materials to download new web and print materials to help you do so.

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Nest Laboratories Offers NATE Recognized Training

Nest Laboratories recently registered Nest Thermostat Installer Training to qualify for NATE continuing education hours (CEH).

Nest Laboratories which goes to market with the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect, a smoke and CO (carbon monoxide) alarm that also has the ability to communicate with the thermostat, the key to understanding and learning the ins and outs of these products is a mix of classroom, online, and field education.

The training course is part of the Nest Pro Tour during which the Nest Pro team will tour the country to show contractors how they can grow their businesses by selling and installing Nest products. At the end of the training session, Nest will help contractors enroll in the Nest Pro program and receive exclusive training and tools, live VIP support, and referrals to help business grow. At the end of the Nest Pro Tour, Nest will award a custom-designed Nest Van to one Nest Pro.

This training earns you two (2) NATE Continuing Education Hours to apply to your NATE recertification. Online registration is required for Nest Pro training and space is limited. See the schedule of training dates at nest.com/pro.

Help Wanted

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.

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 Visit the NATE consumer web site: hvacradvice.com
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October 2014: Using the NATE Resources

As heating season is quickly upon us, take some time to learn about how the NATE resources can help you in your business. Below is information on NATE certification, Spanish exams, and NATE testing providers.

In This Issue…

  • NATE Certification Renewal
  • Spanish Exams
  • NATE Testing Providers
  • Thermostat Recycling
  • Help Wanted
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That’s hot! 95% AFUE Gas Pack for Roof or Slab

Yes, a condensing gas/electric unit does exist. NORDYNE model R8HE delivers 95% AFUE two-stage heating and 14 SEER cooling. Condensate is piped below the frost line, eliminating concerns of condensate freezing. See how we did it at nordyne.com.

Have You Renewed Your NATE Certification?

NATE TestingDid your NATE certifications expire this year? Did you renew? Note that recertification is not automatic. You must submit a recertification application and the appropriate fees to recertify. But with our new lower recertification fee starting at just $25, it’s easier and cheaper than ever. Just visit www.mynate.org or call us at 877-420-6283 to see if you already have the 16 training hours needed to renew today for just $25 for the first certification, and $5 for each additional certification.

NATE Paper Spanish Exams Now Available in Time for Fall Testing Season

Paper exams for the Spanish versions of the NATE Core exam and Service exams for the Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, and Gas Heating specialties are now available.

To view the KATEs in Spanish, click here.

Testing Organizations can order paper and online exams in Spanish via www.mynate.org.

Reminder: HVACR Contractors May Be Eligible to Serve as NATE Testing Providers

NATE LogoA contractor may apply to become a NATE Testing Organization if it meets the criteria as described in the in the NATE Testing Organization and Proctor Guidelines and

  1. Have at least 25 technicians;
  2. Have an individual outside of the service department and who does not have hiring, firing or supervisor responsibilities over the technicians who will act as the proctor for exams (i.e. an individual from the finance department);
  3. Agree to conduct at least one (1) test session per calendar year to remain an active testing organization.

Serving as a NATE testing provider can save you time and money. That is because proctoring NATE exams for your technicians means you can order the tests directly from NATE. It also means that as the weather or your business needs change, you can host testing at a time that works best for you and your staff.

For more information, visit www.natex.org/tester.

Would you Throw 1,000 CFL Bulbs into the Trash?

Mercury thermostats contain approximately 1,000x more mercury than a CFL bulb. Think about that every time you replace a mercury thermostat. You wouldn’t throw 1,000 CFL bulbs in the trash, would you?

As an industry-funded non-profit, Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s (TRC) mercury thermostat recycling program provides a free and easy way for you to comply with state law to dispose of mercury thermostats at your local HVAC wholesaler. If you reside in a mandatory HVAC wholesaler/distributor state, then they are required by law to take mercury thermostats off your hands at no cost to you.

Visit www.thermostat-recycle.org to find out more.

Help Wanted

Put down the newspaper, hang up the phone, and log on to the NATE Career Center. Technicians with current ICE and NATE certifications can post their resumes for free at the NATE Career Center and employers can search the resume bank for potential candidates or place job postings for a nominal fee.

Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level.

Job postings:

  • Installation Manager

    GRC Mechanical Services

    S. Hackensack, NJ

  • Service Technician

    Aire Rite

    Huntington Beach, CA

  • HVACR Technician

    Nance International

    Beaumont, TX

  • HVAC Service Technician

    Lochridge-Priest, Inc.

    Waco, TX

  • HVAC Technician

    Applewood Plumbing

    Denver, CO

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August 2014: Using NATE to Your Advantage
As you fight through the dog days of summer, take some time to learn about the advantages of NATE. Below is information on how having NATE-certified technicians can improve a business. Beat the heat and the recertification rush with timely information in this issue of "The NATE Advantage."

In This Issue…

  • NATE Marketing Materials
  • Consumer Contractor Connection
  • NATE Testing Providers
  • Spanish Exams

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NATE Marketing Materials for Contractors, Training, and Testing Partners
NATE LogoNATE provides NATE logos, flyers, buckslips, and website banners for contractors who employ NATE-certified technicians, and for Recognized Training Providers and Testing Organizations for promotion to customers.

Connect with Your Customers with the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) Program
C3 ProgramNATE's Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) program is the best way to let customers know you employ NATE-certified technicians. As a NATE C3 Contractor, you can list and advertise your business for free on the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection website.

To qualify, a contractor must have at least 50 percent of its eligible service and installation technicians NATE-certified. Contractors with 80 percent or more of employed technicians NATE-certified are listed as Quality Circle Contractors. If you're eligible, simply register your company information and the technicians' NATE ID numbers in order to be listed on the HVACRAdvice.com website.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.natex.org/C3

Reminder: HVACR Contractors May Be Eligible to Serve as NATE Testing Providers
A contractor may apply to become a NATE Testing Organization if it meets the criteria as described in the in the NATE Testing Organization and Proctor Guidelines and

  1. NATE Testing ProvidersHave at least 25 technicians;
  2. Have an individual outside of the service department and who does not have hiring, firing or supervisor responsibilities over the technicians who will act as the proctor for exams (i.e. an individual from the finance department);
  3. Agree to conduct at least one (1) test session per calendar year to remain an active testing organization.

Serving as a NATE testing provider can save you time and money. That is because proctoring NATE exams for your technicians means you can order the tests directly from NATE. It also means that as the weather or your business needs change, you can host testing at a time that works best for you and your staff.

For more information, visit www.natex.org/tester.

NATE Paper Spanish Exams Now Available for Pre-Order
Paper exams for the Spanish versions of the NATE Core exam and Service exams for the Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, and Gas Heating specialties will be available in early September and NATE is accepting a limited number of preorders for test sessions on September 13. If you’d like to host a paper exam session with Spanish language exams on September 13, click here to download a reservation form. After September 5, proctors can order paper and online exams in Spanish via www.mynate.org.

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May 2014: NATE Under Construction
Summer is here and you are busy, but there is still time to take advantage of the information, recertification, and help that NATE provides technicians. Beat the heat and the recertification rush with timely information in this issue of "The NATE Advantage."

Road ConstructionIn This Issue…

  • New NATE Testing Partners
  • Proctor Policy Changes
  • Online Face Lift
  • Recertification Reminders
  • What Are Waiting For?

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New NATE Testing Partners
Castle WorldwideNATE recently announced two new administrators for its certification testing services. Administering the NATE and Industry Competency Exam (ICE) certification paper testing and the NATE certification online testing is Castle Worldwide, one of the nation’s leading certification and licensure testing companies, assisting more than 80 organizations with their testing, training, certificate, and certification programs. Administering ICE online testing is Performance Assessment Network (PAN), the leading web-based system for the distribution, administration, and analysis of professional assessments, tests, and surveys helping more than 2,500 clients since 2000.

NATE is suggesting that any bookmarks in your computers that contain "nate.vgihost" be changed to www.mynate.org for testing, and https://tara.vitapowered.com/nate for ICE testing.

If there are questions or issues, please contact NATE at 877-420-6283 or asknate@natex.org for immediate assistance.

Proctor Policy Changes
Test TakingAs announced in Nov. 2013, approved NATE proctors who offer general HVACR training can resume training and proctoring NATE exams for the same candidates. This is a change in policy from the previous notification you received in May 2013 prohibiting such activity.

"At NATE, we are committed to serving the industry by advancing the knowledge and skills of HVACR technicians," said the association. "And we understand and appreciate your value as our partner in pursuing that commitment."

There is no additional action required of currently approved NATE proctors. Click here to resume ordering and administering NATE exams.

"The future of the HVACR industry depends on the continued growth in the number of knowledgeable NATE-certified technicians to provide quality service, installation, enhanced system performance, and energy efficiency," said NATE. "Our vision for the future of NATE includes strengthening relationships with partners like you to support technicians in earning and maintaining the certifications that embody the future of our workforce. This policy change is the first of these steps and there will be more to come as we continue to work with you to see our vision come to fruition."

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Spagnoli, NATE Certification Manager at aspagnoli@natex.org.

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Have you seen NATE’s new look? The organization is redesigning its website. Take a look at www.natex.org.
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Under The Ground, By The Sea; the Expo For Efficiency
Learn more about the ground source heat pump industry at the 27th Annual IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, October 15-16, 2014, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel and Baltimore Convention Center. Take a pre-conference, NATE certified Accredited Installer class or other training and certification programs. www.igshpa.okstate.edu/conf.
ApprovedRecertification Reminders

  • NATE certification period is valid for two years.
  • Continuing education requirements have been lowered to 16 hours per two years. This averages out to 8 hours of training a year.
  • The cost to maintain certification with continuing education hours (CEH) is $25 for two years and $5 for each additional certification. Note that Heat Pump Service recertification is only $25 and include Heat Pump Installation and Air Conditioning Service and Installation at no additional cost.

If your certification(s) expire in 2014 and you plan to earn 60 CEH prior to the end of your certification, you have the one-time option to renew the certification for a five-year period for $95 (plus varying fees for additional certifications) or to transition to the new two-year certification period for $25 (plus $5 per any additional certification). As before, you must submit the certification application before your certification expires.
Visit www.mynate.org to view what education hours we have on record for you.

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Job SearchWhat Are You Waiting For?
If you are looking to hire, NATE has you covered. Log into the NATE Career Center. Employers seeking qualified NATE-certified technicians can place job postings for a nominal fee. Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level.

For more information, visit www.jobs.natex.org.

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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

March 2014: Save Time, Find Resources Here
Time is of the essence, and with spring approaching, time will be getting shorter. Take advantage of this special edition where you can find direct links to educational resources, NATE recertification management, and job postings. Forget surfing the Internet for the tools you need, NATE has done the work for you.Computer KeyboardIn This Issue…

  • NATE Partner Resources
  • Pass Along the NATE Advantage
  • Recertification Made Easy
  • Help Wanted
NATE Partner Resources
Technicians looking to certify, recertify, or just keep up their skills, can find multiple resources for different levels of HVACR information by clicking on these links. From free to nominal fees, these programs, papers, videos, and other resources are sure to add to your NATE preparation efforts.
ACCA — NATE Essentials
These 10 computer video training programs can be used at a computer, in training rooms, classrooms, at the office, or at home. They are self-directed and allow users to move at their own pace.

ASHRAE — Free Resources
From webcasts to software to an interactive publications catalog, this list of 11 links lets you access ASHRAE’s free resources quickly. No need to be a member for these items. Members, however, will find further resources at the top of the page.

Eastern Heating and Cooling Council — Courses
If you need a class for continuing education credits, this site will tell you exactly which of its courses will work for NATE. Check out this quick reference chart.

Indoor Air Quality Association — Tech Tip Videos
IAQA takes a detailed look an indoor air quality topic each week. These free training videos are available for everyone. Topics include condensation, filter replacement, respirators, mold inspections, ventialtion, energy, and more.

RSES — Exam Prep
These materials and products are to help individuals and classrooms prepare for the NATE series of examinations.

RSES — Recertification Sources
A number of RSES training courses, as well as eLearning and seminars have been recognized by NATE for continuing education hours. Individuals who successfully complete one or more of these courses or seminars will receive credit toward renewing their NATE certification.

This is just a sampling of what NATE’s partners provide towards education, training, and NATE certification. Click here for direct links to more of NATE’s partners and their industry resources.

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Recertification Made Easy
NATE has changed its recertification process and simplified certification maintenance. Here are the top three changes made to the program that have been effective since Jan. 1, 2014.NATE certification period is valid for two years.

Continuing education requirements have been lowered to 16 hours per two years. This averages out to 8 hours of training a year.

The cost to maintain certification with continuing education hours (CEH) is $25 for two years and $5 for each additional certification.

If your certification(s) expire in 2014 and you plan to earn 60 CEH prior to the end of your certification, you have the one-time option to renew the certification for a five-year period for $95 (plus varying fees for additional certifications) or to transition to the new two-year certification period for $25 (plus $5 per any additional certification). As before, you must submit the certification application before your certification expires.

Visit www.mynate.org to view what education hours we have on record for you.

Help Wanted SignHelp Wanted
Put down the newspaper, hang up the phone, and log on to the NATE Career Center. Technicians with current ICE and NATE certifications can post their resumes for free at the NATE Career Center and employers can search the resume bank for potential candidates or place job postings for a nominal fee.
Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level.

See job posting examples below and don’t forget to post your resume.

Installation/Commissioning Technician — EnTouch Controls, Richardson, Texas
The Installation/Commissioning Technician will perform the installation of EnTouch products throughout the United States.

HVAC Technician Ñ Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Denver
Applewood Plumbing Heating and Electric is seeking experienced HVAC Technicians to service and repair the equipment in our customer’s homes. This is your opportunity to get your foot in the door at one of the best places to work in Denver. If you are an experienced HVAC Technician with excellent residential troubleshooting skills, we want to talk with you.

HVACR Technician Ñ C&L Refrigeration, Brea, CA
C&L Refrigeration is currently seeking experienced HVACR Commercial Service Technicians to join its professional team. As a technician working for a locally owned and privately held service provider, you will be backed by a group of highly trained professionals. We will support your career growth with ongoing technical training programs and the tools to succeed. In addition you will have the opportunity to choose from many different career paths within the same organization.

For more information, visit www.jobs.natex.org.

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Contractors

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January 2014: New Year, New NATEIt’s a new year and a new NATE. Changes in the association’s certification and continuing education requirements are showing a different side of HVACR technician certification. Coupled with a new job board and John Lanier being appointed as a NEWSmaker, January has a lot in store for NATE and its members.

FireworksIn This Issue…

  • Certification Simplification
  • Career Center Launched
  • The New N-A-T-E
  • NEWSmaker Honors for John Lanier
  • Don’t Miss Out
Certification SimplificationThe changes NATE is making to its certification requirements are based on industry feedback. The goal is to make it simpler to maintain NATE certification by better recognizing the HVACR industry that technicians already attend while lowering maintenance costs where possible. Here are the top three changes made to the program that are effective as of Jan. 1, 2014.

  1. NATE certification period is valid for two years.
  2. Continuing education requirements have been lowered to 16 hours per two years. This averages out to 8 hours of training a year.
  3. The cost to maintain certification with continuing education hours (CEH) is $25 for two years and $5 for each additional certification.

Certification Simplification

If your certification(s) expire in 2014 and you plan to earn 60 CEH prior to the end of your certification, you have the one-time option to renew the certification for a five-year period for $95 (plus varying fees for additional certifications) or to transition to the new two-year certification period for $25 (plus $5 per any additional certification). As before, you must submit the certification application before your certification expires.

You worked hard to earn your NATE certification. Don’t let it lapse. Start your New Year right with plans to maintain your NATE certification.

Visit www.mynate.org to view what education hours we have on record for you.

Career Center LaunchedNATE Career CenterThe NATE Career Center was launched for the New Year. It is an online career center designed specifically to match NATE-certified and Industry Competency Exam (ICE)-certified technicians with employers who seek excellence in HVACR service and installation.

“Technicians who have earned NATE certification tend to require fewer callbacks, generate more in-come for their employers, and thus demonstrate greater value to employers than noncertified technicians,” said NATE COO John Lanier. “We are pleased to launch the new NATE Career Center where employers can find the finest technicians in HVACR all in one place.”

See job posting examples below and don’t forget to post your resume.

Trade Ally Representative — The Trade Ally Representative provides builder, contractor and industry partner outreach and education as part of a large utility’s energy conservation program. They must be comfortable selling the program and providing technical support to builders, contractors and residential customers. Salary is commensurate with educational level, experience, and qualifications. This position is exempt from overtime compensation.

Residential Service Technician — The basic function of the service technician is to troubleshoot, diagnose, maintain and repair residential HVAC systems. The Service Technician is responsible for performing those operations as assigned to him/her by the Service Manager or Dispatcher. This position works in the field. They are exposed to driving hazards. Adherence to safety and driving safety policy is vital.

For more information, visit www.jobs.natex.org.

The New N-A-T-EThe changes to the NATE program can be described in four words — Necessary, Added-value, Timely, and Earned.

N is for Necessary — Earning and maintaining NATE certification demonstrates knowledge and skill in the workforce. Technicians who have earned NATE certification tend to require fewer callbacks, generate more income for their employers, and thus earn higher wages on average and demonstrate greater value to employers than non-certified technicians.

A is for Added-value — Throughout a technician’s career, training is vital. The HVACR industry changes constantly and requires technicians to constantly update their knowledge on the latest advancements in products and processes. Over the coming months, NATE will work to develop stronger ties with career and technical schools, distributors, and contractors to help direct technicians to appropriate continuing education when needed. We want to use our testing vehicles to provide feedback where appropriate, help identify gaps in knowledge or skills, and to close the gap between current knowledge level and mastery.

T is for Timely — Based on industry changes, job analyses, and input by the Technical Committee, we will soon be introducing a newly revised NATE Core examination, along with updated service and installation exams for the Air Conditioning, Air Distribution, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, and Oil Furnace specialties.

 

E is for Earned — Once NATE certification is earned, it is important to maintain it. That is why we have updated the certification maintenance process and costs to recognize the time commitment required to maintain this important industry credential.

Find out more.

NEWSmaker Honors for John Lanier 

The Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration News named NATE COO John Lanier as one of its 2013 NEWSmakers. Though he’s only been on the job for about six months, Lanier has set a vision for NATE that earned him NEWSmaker recognition. In the short term, Lanier has challenged NATE to increase the number of technicians recertifying with the organization by delivering a better value proposition to technicians and contractors. The organization has a long-term goal of a NATE patch being proudly worn on every technician’s shirt.Read more of the story and find out what Lanier’s peers had to say about his start with NATE.

Don’t Miss OutThe 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.
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It is the largest event that brings together all facets

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