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 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!
Much like educational degrees, HVAC certifications show proficiency and expertise.
Like any profession, continuing education and training in the HVACR industry is a must. Many contractors see certifications as a way of just this.
ARLINGTON, VA. – (February 8, 2017) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a #CelebrateWithNATE campaign.
A special anniversary page, www.natex.org/celebratewithnate lists activities of campaign, to include:
- A 20 percent discount on all items, including training materials, apparel, hats, chevrons, patches, decals and accessories at the NATE online store at www.store.natex.org for during February (in honor of NATE’s founding in 1997) with special promo code NATE20
- The first ever National NATE Testing Week, March 6-11, 2017, to help interested test-takers schedule testing with participating approved NATE Testing Organizations
- A special video featuring industry leaders from manufacturing, distribution, and contracting, discussing the value of NATE to the industry
- A special commemorative issue of the NATE Magazine
- Special anniversary booth giveaways at industry events
“For the past 20 years, NATE has been committed to elevating the industry by certifying the finest professionals in HVACR,” said John Lanier, NATE COO. The key to NATE’s longevity is that it was created and supported by the entire HVACR industry, for the benefit NATE certification provides throughout the value chain. We are thrilled to invite the industry to #CelebrateWithNATE the progress NATE has made over these two decades, as we work to continue to support the industry for decades more to come.”
As an ever-increasing number of industry professionals recognize the value of NATE certification, the number of certified technicians is reaching new heights. Today, nearly 34,000 technicians hold an active NATE certification throughout North America.
Stakeholders throughout the HVACR value chain benefit from NATE certification:
- Technicians who have earned NATE certification are preferred among consumers, require fewer callbacks, and generate more income for their employers, thus earning higher wages on average and demonstrating greater value to employers than non-certified technicians.
- Contractors prefer NATE-certified technicians because they remain in the industry longer, know how to do the job right the first time and are more productive than non-certified technicians.
- Manufacturers and distributors know that NATE certification encourages proper installation and service, which means fewer warranty returns and, ultimately, a better bottom line.
- Educators and trainers benefit from NATE certification’s uniform testing standard.
- Utilities appreciate NATE certification’s focus on correctly installing and servicing sophisticated HVACR equipment, which saves energy and money when operating at peak efficiency.
- Consumers look for NATE certification because they are seeking knowledgeable, well-trained and highly experienced technician who will service their home heating or cooling systems.
About North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in 11 specialty areas: air conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, ground source heat pump and senior efficiency analyst.
For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
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Southern PHC magazine features profile of NATE COO John Lanier as part of its new Meet the Leaders feature. Click link below.
ARLINGTON, VA. – (December 7, 2016) – 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.
In addition to the Top Single Location Certifier and Most Improved Certifier honors, NATE announced awards recognizing NATE certifier organizations in the HARDI North American chapters/regions. The 2016 awardees, listed below, 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.
- 2016 NATE Single Location Top Certifier: Mingledorff’s of Norcross, GA was recognized for certifying more NATE technicians than any other HARDI member at a single location.
- 2016 NATE Most Improved Certifier: Temperature Equipment Corp of Lansing, IL was recognized as the HARDI member with the greatest increase in the number of NATE technician certifications from the past year.
- 2016 NATE Top Central Region Certifier: Auer Steel, Milwaukee, WI
- 2016 NATE Top Great Lakes Region Certifier: Refrigeration Sales Corporation, Valley View, OH
- 2016 NATE Top Mid-Atlantic Region Certifier: HVAC Distributors, Mount Joy, PA
- 2016 NATE Top Northeastern Region Certifier: Homans Associates, Hudson, NH
- 2016 NATE Top Southeastern Region Certifier: Value Added Distributors, Midlothian, VA
- 2016 NATE Top Southwestern Region Certifier: Johnstone Supply, Austin, TX
- 2016 NATE Top Western Region Certifier: AIREFCO, Inc. Tualatin, OR
“NATE is pleased to continue to partner with HARDI to present the NATE Certifier Awards at this year’s Conference,” said John Lanier, NATE COO. “These HARDI members host NATE certification testing because they understand the value NATE certifications provide in improving the level of knowledge, training, and service in the HVACR industry. We are proud to recognize their efforts.”
He continued, “We are proud to partner with over 200 HARDI members across North America to continue to support the industry with qualified NATE-certified technicians. Distributors who offer NATE testing tend to have contractors that are better selling customers, have fewer warranty costs, and require less technical service and support than contractors without NATE-certified technicians. We hope this increased recognition will support more distributors to join us in our efforts.”
For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
About North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commerciall refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
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Big Rapids, MI (October 18, 2016) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians, and NOCTI, the leader in creating customized and standardized credentialing solutions for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs, announce partnership. This partnership will allow students to receive a NATE certificate for successful passage of the NOCTI HVAC Installation and Start-up and HVAC Service and Repair assessments. “We believe this collaboration give HVAC students a jumpstart on their career path,” said John C. Foster, Ph.D., president and CEO of NOCTI.
The NATE certificate will support future HVAC technicians as they pursue additional formal training via a post-secondary program and/or HVAC employment. Furthermore, those technicians will have a foundation that will support the pursuit third-party recognition with NATE such as the Industry Competency Exam or ICE, and professional certifications in the future.
“For nearly 20 years, NATE has provided certification testing for the industry’s finest, more experienced technicians. We are pleased to partner with NOCTI to introduce NATE to students at the beginning of their HVAC education to support them throughout their careers,” said John Lanier, NATE Chief Operating Officer.
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in specialty areas including air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
NOCTI is the nation’s largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. NOCTI provides curricular and instructional improvement tools for secondary and post-secondary institutions. In addition to over 100 industry-based credentials, NOCTI also works with customers to create customized solutions. Services include job and task analysis, assessment construction, assessment delivery, credentialing, score reporting, score interpretation, digital badging and professional development workshops. Nocti Business Solutions, a subsidiary of NOCTI, addresses the needs of business/industry by offering customized solutions to enhance workplace productivity. For more information, visit www.nocti.org.