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.

NORTH AMERICAN TECHNICIAN EXCELLENCE

2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 510Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-276-7247Toll Free Phone: 877-420-6283 (NATE)

KATE for CORE Exam

The Core tests a candidate’s general knowledge, construction knowledge, and HVACR specific knowledge in the areas of:

  • Safety
  • Tools
  • Basic Construction
  • Using Basic Science
  • Achieving Desired Conditions
  • Taking Temperature and Humidity Measurements
  • Basic Electrical

The Core exam once passed does not have to be retaken as long as technicians maintain their certification and do not allow their certification to lapse.

Passing the Core Service exam automatically awards the Core Installation credit.

Core Installation

Core Service