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What it Means to be NATE Certified

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A.J. Perri is proud of our tradition of excellence serving homeowners in New Jersey. We encourage our customers to check out our references. We are fortunate to be affiliated with the best organizations in the heating, cooling, and plumbing industry. These organizations work with, audit, and support our efforts to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

One of the organizations we work closely with is NATE. Lets take an inside look at what NATE is and how important it is for our technicians.

What is NATE?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. It’s a leading non-profit certification program founded in 1997 for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industry. It is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed, and supported by the HVACR industry.

What does it mean to be NATE certified?

NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC systems. NATE certified technicians have proven their knowledge in the HVACR industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests. All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple choice, knowledge based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge.

A technician’s NATE certification lasts for two years. When those two years are up our technicians must have earned 16 hours of specialty-related continuing education within those two years, or they may choose to retake their exam.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) use NATE testing. The tests help ensure the heating and air conditioning industry, which is always growing, is growing with certified technicians that provide quality service, installation, enhanced system performance, and energy efficiency to all customers.

For questions concerning our HVAC technician’s training and certifications please reach out to us.