NATE - North American Technician Excellence
RSES – The HVACR Training Authority
Trane Comfort Specialists
BBB – Better Business Bureau
Look for the NATE Patch
Consumers demand technician excellence, and NATE-certified technicians deliver.
What is NATE?
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and it's the only nationwide certification program accepted by the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry – contractors, manufacturers, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and technicians themselves.
Are all HVACR technicians certified by NATE?
NATE is a voluntary certification program designed to ensure that qualifying technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by the consumers who hire them. NATE is the culmination of several years’ worth of work by ACCA and other industry organizations to establish one single, nationwide certification.
Over the past few years, NATE has grown considerably. More than 20,000 technicians have been NATE-certified and the list continues to grow. With a strong endorsement from the leading manufacturers of HVACR equipment, NATE certification is the standard by which all technicians should be judged.
Don't you want third-party reassurance that the technician in your home is a capable, qualified individual?
Nearly 90 percent of consumers do. Ask your contractor if he or she employs NATE-certified technicians, and request that only NATE-certified technicians service your system. Some contractors choose to show off their NATE-certified status in ACCA's online Contractor Locator, and others do not. Be sure to ask.
Is the NATE certification really meaningful?
Yes! The NATE certification is rigorous and voluntary. There are other third-party certification programs out there, but they have suspiciously high "pass" rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate and is the only nationwide certification program endorsed by the HVACR industry across all levels. Technicians, contractors, manufacturers, utilities, educators, wholesalers, and leading industry trade associations support NATE, and industry organizations such as ACCA have helped develop the tests to ensure they maintain high professional standards.
In short ... ask for NATE-certified technicians. And look for the NATE patch!
© Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association, Inc., www.acca.org. Reprinted with permission.
RSES is the world’s leading education, training, and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration professionals.
For more than 70 years RSES has provided opportunities for advancement in the HVACR industry. RSES membership allows access to training and education, which is increasingly important for succeeding in today’s HVACR industry.
About the Comfort Specialist Program
All dealers are not created equal, which is why you must be thorough when selecting one. But, here’s something that will make your search a little easier. Just look for the Trane Comfort Specialist badge. It will indicate a Trane dealer of the highest standing, a dealer that is committed to excellence in every aspect of his business, from installation and service, to customer care and employee training.
The Trane Comfort Specialist designation is not easy to come by. Dealers qualify for this honor on a yearly basis by meeting the Trane Company’s stringent standards for professionalism and technological expertise. When it’s time to purchase a heating and air conditioning system, put your comfort in the hands of an Independent Trane Comfort Specialist dealer.
Better Business Bureau Membership