North American Technical Excellence Program (NATE)
PHCC is a partner in the North American Technical Excellence Program (NATE). Founded in 1997, NATE is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVAC/R industry.
NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, NATE exams represent HVAC/R topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike. NATE does not sponsor or provide training programs, it is an independent third party evaluator of a technicians knowledge.
All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests designed to validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more SPECIALTY areas, including:
- Air Conditioning
- Air Distribution
- Heat Pumps
- Gas Furnaces
- Oil Furnaces
- Hydronics Gas
- Hydronics Oil
- Light Commercial Refrigeration
- Commercial Refrigeration
- Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
- Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst