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March 2014: Save Time, Find Resources Here Time is of the essence, and with spring approaching, time will be getting shorter. Take advantage of this special edition where you can find direct links to educational resources, NATE recertification management, and job postings. Forget surfing the Internet for the tools you need, NATE has done the work for you.In This Issue…
NATE Partner Resources
Pass Along the NATE Advantage
Recertification Made Easy
NATE Partner Resources
Technicians looking to certify, recertify, or just keep up their skills, can find multiple resources for different levels of HVACR information by clicking on these links. From free to nominal fees, these programs, papers, videos, and other resources are sure to add to your NATE preparation efforts.ACCA — NATE Essentials These 10 computer video training programs can be used at a computer, in training rooms, classrooms, at the office, or at home. They are self-directed and allow users to move at their own pace.
ASHRAE — Free Resources
From webcasts to software to an interactive publications catalog, this list of 11 links lets you access ASHRAE’s free resources quickly. No need to be a member for these items. Members, however, will find further resources at the top of the page.
Indoor Air Quality Association — Tech Tip Videos
IAQA takes a detailed look an indoor air quality topic each week. These free training videos are available for everyone. Topics include condensation, filter replacement, respirators, mold inspections, ventialtion, energy, and more.
RSES — Exam Prep
These materials and products are to help individuals and classrooms prepare for the NATE series of examinations.
RSES — Recertification Sources
A number of RSES training courses, as well as eLearning and seminars have been recognized by NATE for continuing education hours. Individuals who successfully complete one or more of these courses or seminars will receive credit toward renewing their NATE certification.
This is just a sampling of what NATE’s partners provide towards education, training, and NATE certification. Click here for direct links to more of NATE’s partners and their industry resources.
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Recertification Made Easy NATE has changed its recertification process and simplified certification maintenance. Here are the top three changes made to the program that have been effective since Jan. 1, 2014.NATE certification period is valid for two years.
Continuing education requirements have been lowered to 16 hours per two years. This averages out to 8 hours of training a year.
The cost to maintain certification with continuing education hours (CEH) is $25 for two years and $5 for each additional certification.
If your certification(s) expire in 2014 and you plan to earn 60 CEH prior to the end of your certification, you have the one-time option to renew the certification for a five-year period for $95 (plus varying fees for additional certifications) or to transition to the new two-year certification period for $25 (plus $5 per any additional certification). As before, you must submit the certification application before your certification expires.
Visit www.mynate.org to view what education hours we have on record for you.
Put down the newspaper, hang up the phone, and log on to the NATE Career Center. Technicians with current ICE and NATE certifications can post their resumes for free at the NATE Career Center and employers can search the resume bank for potential candidates or place job postings for a nominal fee.Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level.
Installation/Commissioning Technician — EnTouch Controls, Richardson, Texas
The Installation/Commissioning Technician will perform the installation of EnTouch products throughout the United States.
HVAC Technician Ñ Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Denver
Applewood Plumbing Heating and Electric is seeking experienced HVAC Technicians to service and repair the equipment in our customer’s homes. This is your opportunity to get your foot in the door at one of the best places to work in Denver. If you are an experienced HVAC Technician with excellent residential troubleshooting skills, we want to talk with you.
HVACR Technician Ñ C&L Refrigeration, Brea, CA C&L Refrigeration is currently seeking experienced HVACR Commercial Service Technicians to join its professional team. As a technician working for a locally owned and privately held service provider, you will be backed by a group of highly trained professionals. We will support your career growth with ongoing technical training programs and the tools to succeed. In addition you will have the opportunity to choose from many different career paths within the same organization.