New Hampshire Uses NATE Certification in Contractor Licensing

Arlington, VA — Effective January 1, 2007, New Hampshire has approved licensing for that state's more than 5,000 gas fitters by passing House Bill 1711, called Amilia's Law.

The New Hampshire's executive and administration departments unanimously supported legislation chaired by Senator Joseph D. Kenney. This legislation states that in New Hampshire, contractors must use technicians who “have had mandatory training and are licensed to ensure proper installation and repairs of gas systems.”

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) technician certification is a component of this licensure requirement. Amilia's Law makes New Hampshire the first state to include NATE certification as a component of a state's licensing law. In 2005, the city of Terre Haute, IN, became the first U.S. city to require NATE certification of technicians as a component of contractor licensing.

For more information, visit www.natex.org.

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