April 29, 2019

NATE Certification for HVAC Technicians


The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the largest, non profit organization which tests and certifies HVAC technicians. This ensures technicians have the knowledge and skills required in this industry.

This certification offers HVAC consumers confidence in knowing these certified technicians are properly trained and proficient with the equipment they service:

  • Air Conditioning.
  • Ventilation.
  • Heat Pumps.
  • Heating (Gas and Oil).

Testing Levels

There are four testing levels that NATE certifies. Levels:

  • 1- Ready to Work Certificate, Focuses on fundamental job knowledge and skills certification.
  • 2- HVAC Support Technician, covers fundamental level topics linked to higher skilled levels.
  • 3- Core and Specialty Certificate, for technicians with two or more years in the field. This testing covers a broad range of installation and service knowledge.
  • 4- Senior Level Efficiency Analyst Certification- Senior level certification requires at least two prior testing levels on both heating and air conditioning.


Technicians must recertify every two years to ensure they are up to date on evolving technology. NATE recertification requires sixteen hours of ongoing continuing education hours or retesting in order to comply.

Why Choose NATE Certified Technicians

You know the technician servicing or installing your expensive equipment investment has the proven track record to handle the work properly.

Technicians are trained and tested then third party certified. They must participate in ongoing training and certification to prove they meet or exceed industry standards.

NATE certified technicians are professionals with the tested knowledge and skills to perform service and installations for all HVAC equipment and components. They are professionals you can trust.

Air Doctor Heating and Air employs NATE certified technicians. We provide them with ongoing, continuing training. It is important that we have the best technicians to offer service and installations for you.


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