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NATE Advantage March 2015

03 Jun 2015


The NATE Advantage – March 2015

The NATE Advantage
A Note from the Publisher

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Mike Murphy

Publisher, The NEWS


March 2015: Visit the NATE Online Store

March is upon us and the NATE online store is now open and ready for business. Below is information on the NATE online store, NATE BadgeCert ECertification, and recognition from the DOE.

In This Issue…

  • DOE Recognizes NATE Certifications
  • NATE COO John Lanier Podcast
  • NATE Online Store
  • NATE BadgeCert ECertification
  • Help Wanted

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NATE Certifications Recognized by DOE

The DOE Home Energy Score Program has recognized select NATE certifications, among others, to qualify as a minimum credential for those interested in becoming Home Energy Score Assessors.

The accepted credentials from NATE are certifications in the following specialties:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Gas Hydronics
  • Oil Hydronics

In addition, DOE announced the release of the Home Energy Score Simulation Training, a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted training and testing to individuals interested in providing the Home Energy Score — a standard energy efficiency assessment and score generated only by qualifying professionals.

More details can be found at www.homeenergyscore.gov.


Thermostat Recycling

Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is a non-profit stewardship organization that assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats. TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.8 million thermostats since its inception. It’s easy and free for HVAC contractors to recycle — learn more here.

NEWS Podcast

Hear more about NATE from COO John Lanier: http://www.achrnews.com/media/podcasts/2904.


NATE Store Now Online

The NATE online store is now open for business with new products including training guides from the Preparing for the NATE Exam series.

These guides can help technicians prepare for the Core exam (available in both English and Spanish), and the specialty exams for Air Distribution, Gas Heating and Oil Heating, Hydronics and Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (available in both English and Spanish). For more information and to order, visit https://store.natex.org.

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New NATE BadgeCert ECertification

Beginning this year, NATE has partnered with BadgeCert to offer digital e-certification badges for those technicians certifying and recertifying in 2014 and 2015. With a unique personalized URL for each technician’s certification, technicians and contractors can now print certificates and a wallet card FOR FREE anytime. Replacement certificate and wallet cards are still available for sale via the NATE Online store.

Now you can proudly share NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and even on your company website! You can also share the unique URL link with customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, whenever you need to prove current NATE certification. For more information, contact NATE at ecert@natex.org.

NATE BadgeCert ECertification

Help Wanted

Did you know the NATE Career Center can connect you with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work? Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level, like these employers did. Visit www.jobs.natex.org to see the postings and learn more about the Career Center.

Fire & Ice Heating & Air-Conditioning

Columbus, OH

Senior HVAC Tech — $5,000 Sign on Bonus

Comfort Xpress LLC

Seminole, Oklahoma

Lead Service Technician

VIS VIVA Energy and Services

Atlanta, Georgia

Service Technician

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