Standard Supply to Host NATE Testing and Preparation at 2013 Show
ARLINGTON, VA. – (November 19, 2012) – Standard Supply will host North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification testing at this year’s AHR Expo. The world’s largest HVACR event will be held in Dallas, Texas, will run from January 28 through January 30, 2013.
The test session will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 28. To help prepare technicians for the test, Standard Supply will offer an HVACR Review Session from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the day of the test. Registration forms are available on the AHR Expo website (www.ahrexpo.com), as well as on NATE’s website (www.natex.org).
NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in 11 specialty areas: air conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, ground source heat pump and senior efficiency analyst.
“We take great pride in our partnership with NATE, and we look forward to offering technicians the opportunity to become NATE-certified at this year’s AHR Expo,” said Steve Roberts, Technical Service Advisor at Standard Supply. “Through NATE certification, today’s technicians can verify their competency and set themselves apart from the competition to both employing contractors and homeowner customers.”
About Standard Supply
Founded in 1946 as an adhesive distributor, Standard Supply is now the largest HVAC supply company in Texas. With 13 locations across the state, Standard Supply is known for offering the broadest line of HVAC supplies in the region and delivering solutions for today’s contractors. Through continuous innovation, utilization of advanced technology and a comprehensive understanding of contractors’ business needs, Standard Supply aims to offer the best service in the industry.
About North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.