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NATE – North American Technician Excellence

3rd Party Verification of HVAC Tech Capabilities

At AccuTemp Refrigeration all of our service and support technicians are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified which means they have meet the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry.


NATE certification tests represent real working knowledge of HVACR systems and are designed to allow you to be certified in specific knowledge areas. You can earn installation, service or senior certification in one or more of the following specialty areas:

  • Air Conditioning (AC)
  • Air Distribution (AD)
  • Heat Pumps (Air-to-Air) (HP)
  • Gas Heating (GS)
  • Oil Heating (OL)
  • Hydronics Gas (service only) (HG)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only) (HO)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only) (LC)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only) (RC)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • HVAC Efficiency Analyst (Senior Level) (EA)


Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVACR industry.


NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVACR systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVACR topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike. All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more Specialty areas.

*NATE encourages the employment of NATE certified technicians for superior installation andmaintenance or service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. NATE certified technicians have proven their knowledge in the HVACR industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests; however, NATE does not directly supervise 
or employ technicians, and does not endorse or guarantee their work or performance.  As a result, NATE disclaims any liability related to services performed by an individual technician or recommended employer.

AccuTemp Technician Services

At AccuTemp Refrigeration our technicians are specifically certified to work on a variety of HVAC configurations. Here is a list of some specific pages on our site that discuss our services:

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