Welcome to North American Technician Excellence, Inc. The leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry.


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Industry Competency Exams (ICE) Proctors

Industry Competency Exams (ICE)


The Industry Competency Exams, formerly the ARI/GAMA Competency Exams, are administered by NATE.  The exams measure industry-agreed standards of basic competency for entry-level (one year or less) technicians. More than 300 schools nationwide require student participation in at least one of the Industry Competency Exams to graduate.

Become an ICE Proctor

To become an ICE Proctor please complete the ICE Proctor Application. You will receive a confirmation email when you are approved. You can review the ICE Proctor Guide here.

Retrieve School ID and Password

School ID numbers and passwords may be retrieved by contacting NATE at 877-420-6283 or by email: aspagnoli@natex.org.

Order ICE Test Materials

Once approved as an ICE Proctor, you can order materials online at www.natetesting.com/ice. You may also submit an ICE Order Form.

Give the ICE Exam Online

The exams can be conducted online through NATE’s online testing site. ICE Proctors will need to log in using their school ID number (SID-XXXX) and password.

ICE Proctor Online ICE Testing Instructions