Chesapeake, VA –Oct. 9, 2014 – Superior Equipment Sales, Inc. has been approved to be a Testing Organization by North American Technician Excellence (NATE). NATE is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians.
As an approved testing organization, Superior Equipment Sales will host testing sessions for candidates seeking NATE HVACR technician certification.
By passing nationally recognized tests and becoming NATE-certified, a technician verifies that they possess the skills and knowledge to perform at the highest industry standards. Since the HVACR industry does not require technicians to take mandatory competency tests, many of today’s consumers hire contractors with NATE-certified technicians to ensure they are working with qualified professionals.
“We are pleased to be recognized by NATE as a Testing Organization and look forward to offering sessions for those interested in earning certification,” said Mike Healy, President and CEO of Superior Equipment Sales.
“Testing organizations are the cornerstone of the NATE certification program and are responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the NATE certification exam process. We are pleased to welcome Superior Equipment Sales to the NATE testing program and wish them success moving forward,” said Don Frendberg, Chairman of the NATE Board of Trustees.
NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVAC/R 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, including:
- Air Conditioning
- Air Distribution
- Heat Pumps
- Gas Furnaces
- Oil Furnaces
- Hydronics Gas
- Hydronics Oil
- Light Commercial Refrigeration
- Commercial Refrigeration
- Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
- Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst