North American Technical Excellence (NATE) certification represents the highest achievement in the HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) industry. The newly revised NATE exam means that when you choose an HVACR company that carries this designation, you’re getting the most qualified, competent, and educated technicians available.
As an organization, NATE goes to great lengths to stay current in the industry. It has a rigorous test question development process that involves using the best minds in the industry. The experts go through each potential question and subject it to statistical analysis to test its validity and the level of knowledge the question poses.
The most recent revisions for the certification and the retesting process went into effect in 2013, and each NATE-certified technician must retake the exam every five years to keep the designation current. This means that when you hire a NATE-certified contractor, you’re hiring someone who’s on top of all the new developments in this ever-changing industry.
Because there’s such a strong push to conserve energy, the HVACR industry feels more pressure to improve the equipment so that it uses less energy and fuel. The engineering inside these systems gets more and more complex all the time, and the revised NATE exam reflects these improvements.
The NATE designation covers HVACR in general and has several specialized exams that applicants can take in their particular specialty, including installation, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning systems.
Pipe Works Services is a NATE-designated contractor, providing HVAC services for northern New Jersey homeowners for more than a decade. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our technicians and their accomplishments. If you’d like to learn more about how the revised NATE exam assures you, the homeowner, of receiving the best service in the industry, please contact us to learn more.