What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Rob's Albertan Service Experts in Edmonton always writes about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it actually mean?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed nearly 20 years ago and is supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified through NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Rob's Albertan Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these criteria, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems for technicians. The exams are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Rob's Albertan Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only certain areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can count on the technicians at Rob's Albertan Service Experts to be highly skilled and professional to do the job right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the best care of your equipment. Call 780-800-9047 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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