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)

Test Results

NATE Test results

Once you’ve taken your NATE exam, you can access your test results on our NATE Testing site. You will need your login information. You can also use this same site later to view  your tracked Continuing Education Hours(CEHs).

Passing NATE Exams

When you have earned NATE certification you will receive a NATE patch, wallet card, certificate, and a chevron reflecting the certification specialty for which you tested. Any additional patches and chevrons can be ordered at the NATE online store.

Failing NATE Exams

If you fail the core or specialty exam, certification is not awarded until you successfully re-take and pass the exam. There is no mandatory time limit in between testings, you can re-test whenever you feel ready to try again. If you pass your Core but not the Specialty(or the Specialty but not the Core) you have a two year time frame to re-take and pass the exam you failed without having to re-take the exam you passed.