North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the organization responsible for administering the leading testing & certification program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. NATE is the only testing organization supported by the entire HVAC/R industry.
NATE Certified technicians have passed one, or more, of the five North American Technician Excellence Tests that validates and verifies their knowledge of heating and/or cooling systems.
The NATE tests are more than just book learning, they are tests of applied knowledge. No one can guarantee how someone else will apply the knowledge they possess, but you can be assured that a technician who passes the NATE tests has the required knowledge to do the job.
We are one of the few NATE Quality Circle Contractors in the area. Being a Quality Circle Contractor means that we commit to having 80% – 100% of our Technicians NATE Certified.
Having a NATE Certified Technician on staff is fine, but if that technician is not the one that shows up at your home or office, you don’t benefit. TriState Home Services currently employs 10 NATE Certified Technicians, including all of our Lead Technicians who perform system installations.