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Congratulations to our employees Nick Reno and Joe Bloomer for successfully completing their NATE certification on 12/20/2009. They are the latest addition to our growing list of employees that have taken this rigorous training and testing program.
What is NATE?
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and it’s the only nationwide certification program accepted by the entire HVACR industry — contractors, manufacturers, and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. NATE is a voluntary certification program designed to ensure that qualifying technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by the consumers who hire them. NATE is the culmination of several years worth of work by ACCA and other industry organizations to establish one single, nationwide certification.
Why is NATE certification by our employees important to you?
The NATE certification is rigorous and voluntary. There are other third-party certification programs out there, but they have suspiciously high “pass” rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate and is the only nationwide certification program that is endorsed by the HVACR industry across all levels. Technicians, contractors, manufacturers, utilities, educators, wholesalers and leading industry trade associations support NATE. And industry organizations such as ACCA have helped develop the tests to ensure they maintain high professional standards.