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October 2015: New Apps and Certification
Exams From NATE Available Now In this issue of The NATE Advantage, learn about EPA 608 certification exams available from NATE approved proctors. Also, discover the new ResLoad-J and Toolkit+ Apps, learn how to pay NATE recertification fees online, upload training certificates, and update your C3 listing at HVACRAdvice.com.
NATE Now Offers EPA 608 Certification Exams
Approved NATE testing organizations and proctors can now order and administer exams for EPA 608 Type–I, Type–II, Type–III, Universal certifications via our online testing platform with Castle Worldwide. Training guides for the exams are also now available at the NATE Online Store. To find a testing location nearest you to schedule a test session, visit www.natex.org/test
Pay NATE Recertification Fees at NATE Store
You can now pay your recertification fees online at the NATE store at https://store.natex.org/techncian-recertification. These fees (starting at $25) are only for technicians seeking recertification of NATE certifications who already have a minimum of 16 continuing education hours (CEH) recorded to NATE. You can check CEH recorded (and update your contact information) by logging in at www.mynate.org or contacting NATE.
NATE ResLoad-J and Toolkit+ Apps Now Available
The NATE ResLoad-J app is an ACCA-approved Manual J8 residential load calculation app for the Apple iPad. It allows engineers, contractors, and technicians to perform field-based cooling and heating load calculations on residential and small commercial buildings and then email PDF reports to customers and local building officials. The NATE Toolkit+ app is the essential app for anyone in the HVAC industry. It is a compilation of most of the individual iPhone and iPad applications offered by Carmel Software plus bonus software, including the HVACR Equipment Locator, HVACR PT Chart, HVAC Refrigerant Charge, HVAC Duct Sizer, HVAC Quick Load, HVAC Psychometric Chart, ASHRAE Ventilation Calcs, and HVAC Pipe Sizer Gas modules. For more information and to order, visit www.store.natex.org/accessories.
To change company name, address or contact information, service mileage radius, or the total number of technicians employed
To add your company website, update company description and special offers
To add newly certified NATE technicians
To remove technicians you no longer employ
Interested in registering your business? NATE Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) contractors can list and advertise for free at www.hvacradvice.com, which sees over 5,000 visitors monthly. For more information and to register (contractor must have at least 25% of eligible install and service technicians NATE-certified), visit http://www.natex.org/C3. If you need your login information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org