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.


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


NATE Contractors Overview

While NATE Certification is reserved exclusively for individual technicians, NATE allows contractors of all sizes to participate in the NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3). By being part of the C3, you show your customers you care by assuring your technicians are among the very best when it comes to heating and cooling needs.

Do Right By Your Customers

According to a survey by Decision Analyst for Contracting Business magazine, 87 percent of consumers prefer a certified HVACR technician over a non-certified technician to service their heating and cooling systems. And of this 87 percent, more than half said they have purchases, upgrades or retro-fits they would like to make but are delaying because they do not know a reliable contractor. That means many contractors are losing out on valuable jobs they could have had if they had gained homeowners’ trust. NATE can help you build this trust.

It is no surprise that consumers want a job done right the first time. Call-backs are not only expensive to you and inconvenient to your customers, they can undermine the relationships with your customers you have worked so hard to establish. Do not let an inexperienced, uncertified technician put your business at risk. A NATE-certified technician will do the job right the first time.