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12 Sep 2013

NATE is a proud sponsor of the first annual PHCC Educational Foundation HVAC Apprentice Contest. The contest will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17 at the CONNECT 13 product and technology showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. The HVAC apprentice contest features competitors from around the United States who will demonstrate their skills in brazing, refrigerant recovery and recharging, taking readings on a package unit, electrical diagnostics, and basic electrical wiring.

For more information on Connect 13, click here.

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03 Sep 2013

ARLINGTON, VA. – (September 3, 2013) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE) in partnership with Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), is offering NATE certification testing at the 76th RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo, in conjunction with the EKA 50th Annual Conference. The annual conference runs October 23-26 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

The NATE test session is scheduled for October 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Station Square Hotel Edenburg Room. Technicians can choose to take the NATE Core exam and/or a NATE specialty exam for $100.00 each.

One of the ways technicians can prepare for the NATE exams is to attend a four-hour course hosted by RSES in the Sheraton Station Square Hotel Grand Station III Room, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The course will be led by RSES Certified Trainer Art Miller, CMS.

NATE will also host Exhibitor Showcase session on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. during the Technology Expo for those who wish to learn more about NATE certification.

“NATE is pleased to partner with RSES to offer NATE testing during its annual conference. Through its products and services, RSES has helped thousands of technicians successfully pursue NATE certification.  We hope technicians from far and wide take advantage of the opportunity to take the NATE exam this while attending the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo,” said NATE COO John Lanier.

“RSES is delighted NATE continues its prominent role in our Annual Conference,” says RSES EVP Mark Lowry.  “NATE certification and RSES education are a natural fit and we’re delighted to be able to offer technicians both opportunities at once.  There’s no better place for HVACR professionals to expand their knowledge, and earn the credentials to prove it!”

In addition, RSES is waiving the one-day conference registration fee for those who register for the NATE course and test session.  For more information, visit www.rses.org/conference.aspx

NATE test session registration forms are available on the NATE website (www.natex.org/nate-events/rses-annual-conference-and-hvacr-technology-expo) and the RSES website (www.rses.org). 

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, hydronics gas, hydronics 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.

RSES is the world’s leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 11,000 members in nearly 150 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information, visit www.rses.org.

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26 Aug 2013

The NATE office will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day. The office will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.

To prepare for our closure, we recommend contacting us in advance for NATE ID’s, PIN numbers, testing instructions, or any other pertinent information needed at 877-420-6283.

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07 Aug 2013
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01 Aug 2013

NATE (in partnership with The News) has published the NATE Edge ebook available for download.


To access your free copy, click here.

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01 Aug 2013