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.


2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 510Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-276-7247Toll Free Phone: 877-420-6283 (NATE)

Paper & Pencil Tests

Paper and Pencil Testing

If taking the test with pencil and paper, be sure to fill in all information on your answer sheet, including telephone numbers, email addresses and employer contact information. If you do not, you may not receive your results and NATE will not have a way to contact you.

What to Bring

  • Photo Identification.
  • Your NATE ID number if you have one.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you created when you first tested with NATE. Candidates who have already tested with NATE and do not recall their NATE ID or PIN must call the NATE office for assistance. This should be done at least two days before the test. Call toll free: 1.877.420.6283.
  • A non-programmable calculator

What NOT to Bring

  • Blackberries, cell phones, programmable calculator, or other electronic devices.

Good luck!