What it Means to be NATE Certified

A little over 20 years ago the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) was created when a group of industry leaders became concerned with the service and installation coming from contractors. There were concerns that not every individual had the proper knowledge and experience, so they wanted to create a way to educate contractors to reduce the amount of call backs and added costs. In 1997 NATE received organizational funding by manufacturers and was represented by contracting, distribution, manufacturing and utility communities and trade associations. A board of trustees consulted on test development, and created the first NATE test which was administered nationally.

The Test

The NATE test was created to test the real-world knowledge of the HVACR systems. The test is taken by contractors, educators and manufacturers nationwide. The multiple choice test focuses on topics such as air conditioning, gas/oil heating, air distribution and more. There are four steps to this test which will end in a Senior Level Efficiency. The first step is earning your NATE certificate which can be achieved by taking the entry-level exam focused on the skills needed to be in the HVACR workforce. Once that test is passed, the next test can be taken after working in the field for 6-12 months. This test will cover topics more related to the professional level. After two years of experience in the field you are eligible to earn installation or service certification. The highest level of NATE certification is the senior level, which can be achieved by holding two NATE service certifications in heating and cooling.

Why Choose Joseph Frederick & Sons?

Jos. Frederick & Sons is both NATE certified and a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. Our service team meets the national requirements and has the right training to provide expert work in your home. With our NATE certification, we guarantee that our work will meet your standards of efficiency, longevity and capacity. You can trust that you’ll get the very best from Jos. Frederick & Sons, so Contact Us Today for all of your heating, cooling or remodeling needs.


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