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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Consumer Connection (C3)

Connect With Your Customers

When you become a member of the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection Program, you not only receive the benefits of professionalism, consumer confidence and profitability, you gain access to new customers

Whether you are a one-person shop or have NATE-certified technicians in multiple locations, NATE’s Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) is the best way to let customers know you employ NATE-certified technicians.

As a NATE C3 Contractor, you can:

Once 50 percent of your technicians have passed the NATE exams and have received valid NATE IDs, you may register to be listed on the NATE C3 website. All you need to do is register your company information and technician NATE ID numbers.

Contractors that are committed to the importance of certifying their technicians are designated as Quality Circle Contractors. These contractors have at least 80% of their technicians NATE certified.

Already registered as a NATE C3 Contractor? Click here to log in to myNATE.

Register for Your C3 ID

When registering to obtain NATE C3 Contractor status, remember to have all your technicians NATE ID numbers on hand and to jot down your chosen PIN.

Register for C3