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NATE: The August Issue

Ad Close:  August 5 | Material Due:  August 11

The Value of the ICE Exam
The Industry Competency Exams (ICE) – administered by NATE – enable entry-level technicians to demonstrate that their HVACR programs have provided them with the proficiency needed to handle the duties of the job.  These assessment tools represent the first step for technicians seeking certification of their skills.

Association Collaboration
The best way for technicians to not only keep up with industry changes but also be on the leading edge is through education. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Nationals Contractors’ Association (SMACNA) partner with NATE, providing training that complements NATE certification programs.

Training for “Smart” Technologies
Manufacturers of “smart” technologies recognize that for these innovative devices to be fully embraced by the end users, the HVACR community must understand them. Find out what manufacturers are doing to educate technicians in installing and troubleshooting these devices.

Manufacturers and Instruction
Make it easy. Make it fast. Make it relevant. Because time is a precious commodity, manufacturers understand that if they want to capture the attention of technicians and installers, they need to deliver training in various formats. See how they do it.

Distributors: Helping Customers Get Nate Certified
At HVAC Distributors Inc., the commitment to ongoing training for service technicians comes from the top down. Discover how this distribution firm does all it can to help its contractor customers get and keep their technicians NATE certified.

Contractors: Committed to Technician Excellence
Precision Air and Heating, Chandler, AZ, has had NATE-certified contractors on staff since 2004. Beginning in 2014, the company made NATE certification a requirement for all of the company’s techs. See why CEO Erik Bryan believes it’s a wise financial move.