ARLINGTON, VA. – (August 7, 2012) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2012 by offering 15 percent off of all NATE merchandise for the remainder of the year. Founded in 1997, NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for HVAC/R technicians.
NATE was created by the HVAC/R industry and has thrived over the past 15 years as a result of ongoing support from all areas of the industry. For example:
As an ever-increasing number of industry professionals recognize the value of NATE certification, the number of certified technicians is reaching new heights. Today, nearly 30,000 technicians hold an active NATE certification, with 20 percent of these technicians holding multiple certifications.
“Over the past 15 years, NATE has been committed to elevating the industry by certifying technician excellence,” stated Don Frendberg, Chairman of the NATE Board of Trustees. “NATE is the only certification organization developed and supported by the entire HVAC/R industry, and our ongoing efforts will ensure continual quality service and installation.”
An integral part of elevating the industry by certifying technician excellence, NATE achieved a milestone in its development in December, 2011 – being accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Based on the 17024 requirements and a review of all NATE practices and processes, NATE implemented a wide range of updates and enhancements to strengthen its processes and ensure that the integrity of NATE certification is upheld at all levels. On December 13, 2011, the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) reviewed NATE’s assessment report and granted NATE ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation as a qualified Certification Body.
To purchase discounted NATE merchandise in honor of the 15th anniversary, visit the NATE Store. NATE is offering 15 percent off all items, including apparel, hats, chevrons, patches, decals and accessories through December 31, 2012, with promo code “15ANN.”
For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
About North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
Congratulations to NATE on 15 years of excellence in certifying the HVAC industry.