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.


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Continuing Education

Keep Track of Your Continuing Education Hours

In order to help you stay on top of your CEHs, we established the NATE-Recognized Provider Program, which recognizes training that meets the KATEs standards.

When attending a CEH class from a NATE Recognized Provider, make sure you:

  • Check course alignment with your specialty before attending classes.
  • Have your NATE ID number on hand to complete the NATE Recognized Provider Attendance Record — without this information NATE cannot help track your continuing education hours.
  • Request a certificate of attendance

Sometimes you may choose to attend non-NATE-recognized courses to stay current with industry trends. If these courses apply to your specialty, you may submit these courses for consideration on your recertification application. All courses must be technical in nature, relevant to your specialty, and taken within time you were certified.

Remember: NATE does not track these hours. To receive credit for these courses, NATE requires you to provide a Certificate of Attendance from the training provider, including your name, class hours, contact information and course description with your application. NATE has created the form below for the training provider to complete and sign for you if a standard Certificate of Attendance is not provided.

Note:  All electrical and HVACR safety course hours can count towards renewal for all specialties.

NATE Continuing Education Hours Form