By: Patricia Cermignano

North American Technician Excellence, also referred to as NATE®, is a non-profit program headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that specializes in certifications for HVACR technicians. The technicians that have earned these highly credible and recognized certifications have exceptional knowledge in the HVACR field. The NATE® certifications exams are created by a committee of industry experts and are broken down into two main categories: Core Exams and Specialty Exams. The various types of exams that are available are as follows:

  • HVAC Support Technician
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • HVAC Efficiency Analyst
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • HVAC Performance Verifier
  • EPA 608
  • Industry Competency Exam

As the HVACR industry is constantly evolving, the exam is refreshed frequently to stay on top of the newest codes and standards. Another important fact to note is that the NATE® exams are created for both Installation and Service technicians working in the HVACR field.

Lastly, as Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer, we must ensure that at least half of the technicians that approve each installation and/or service are factory certified by NATE®. This gives you a piece of mind knowing that the technicians we employee are trained and knowledgeable in the HVACR industry.