NATE Recertification and CE Hours Online

Nate Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education Hours/CE Hours

NATE requires that every NATE-certified technician continues their education and remains up to date at certified standards.

  • Each technician must recertify every two years to maintain their certified status
  • Proof of 16 continuing education hours must be submitted with the renewal application and renewal fee paid directly to NATE
  • makes this process simple. With our NATE recognized online classes, this requirement can be met with little trouble

How Does The Program Work?

  • Every course is ONLINE, taken at your own pace.
  • Choose a course that interests you. NATE does not require you to take a specific subject.
  • Successfully complete and pass the course online.
  • issues your course completion certificate satisfying the CE Hour requirement.
  • Each of the CE Hour series of courses is valid for at least 16 CE Hours and exceeds the minimum  NATE CE Hour standard of 16 hours.
  • After payment your username and password are sent to your immediatly.
  • The NATE Certificate of Completion is issued upon successfully passing the course.
  • Online Faculty is available to the student during business hours.

Choose From These 4 Courses

Choose from these four discounted courses OR Choose from one of premium programs below.

1.  Electrical AC Theory

 A continuation of the Electrical 111 course, concepts presented focus on alternating current production and application to devices utilized in HVACR systems.  Topics include magnetism, alternating current, two types of loads, capacitors, and values of load devices and their calculations, and transformers. Instruction aligns with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. The ESCO Electrical Theory and Application e-book is also included in the course.

This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

The Six modules Cover:

  • Magnetism
  • Alternating current
  • Loads, Resistive and Inductive
  • Capacitors
  • Resistance
  • Transformers

2. Geo Thermal Heat Pump

You will gain an introduction to geothermal heat pumps as one of the most efficient heating and cooling technologies available today.  The course focuses on geothermal (water source) heat pumps utilized for residential and light commercial applications.  Recommended Prerequisites: you will want to have a strong working knowledge of basic HVACR fundamentals and a good understanding of the refrigeration cycle prior to enrollment into this advanced course.

This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE recertification.

The Six Modules Cover: 

  • Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Mechanics
  • Ground-Water (Open-Loop) Systems
  • Closed-Loop Systems
  • Equipment Selection Criteria and Economics
  • Installation Setup, Startup, and Troubleshooting

3. Refrigeration

Refrigeration 141 provides a thorough examination of the refrigeration cycle as it is applied to both air conditioning and refrigeration purposes, and presents a practical and systematic method to diagnose problems in the refrigeration cycle. 

If you understand the parameters governing the operation of the refrigeration cycle, you will be able to diagnose any piece of equipment.

The six modules cover: 

  • Basic Refrigeration Cycle Physics 
  • Condensation and Condensers 
  • Expansion and Metering Devices 
  • Evaporation and Evaporators 
  • Compression and Compressors 
  • Measure the Normal Cycle

4. Gas Heating

This course provides knowledge and skills required to become a highly skilled technician who will install, maintain, and repair residential and small commercial Gas Heat Systems. 

We explore all the mechanical, electrical, and accessory devices commonly found in the modern Gas Heating Systems. With this knowledge, you will build troubleshooting skills and identify applicable codes as they pertain to the installation and use of these systems. 

The six modules cover:  

  • Fuel Gas Composition
  • Pressure Regulators, Burners, and Heat Exchangers 
  • Standing Pilot Systems
  • Electronic Ignition
  • High Efficiency Furnaces
  • Troubleshooting Gas Burner Systems

Premium Programs

We’re excited to bring you premium programs that meet the requirements of complete technician training. Each of these programs provides content designed to train any level of technician from the basics to advanced topics in each category.

Click on any Program for complete details

Continuing Education in the HVAC/R Trades

Courses are open-entry, self-paced, open-exit (unless described otherwise). You have access to each course for 60 days (unless stated otherwise). Spend as much time as needed on a certain subject or move along more quickly.

"All courses and Programs include instructor support. "

If you have questions for the instructor, just send an e-mail and you will have an answer within 24 hours.

Our courses present specific HVACR concepts by incorporating some or all of the following: text reading assignments, web site tours, applied exercises, online quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images and downloadable/printable handouts. Each module concludes with a 20 question module-specific exam and the course may conclude with a 25 question comprehensive final exam. Students are required to earn a minimum score of 70% overall for successful course completion, and to complete the Online Learning Survey before a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

All courses are aligned with the National Standards for HVACR education and the Home Performance industry as formulated by numerous industry groups such as ACCA Quality Standards, AHRI, HVAC Excellence, PAHRA, PHCC, RSES, and others. Each course is recognized for NATE Continuing Education Hours applicable to re-certification (see each course description). Courses may also qualify for state and local re-licensure CEH’s, and for state teaching certification renewal CEU’s (check with your local agency for details and contact us if you need assistance). Intermediate and Advanced course descriptions also describe the Recommended Prerequisites.

Please refer to each course description in the Catalog for the specific details. You may use your certificate(s) of completion to verify successful completion of a course by providing it to any of the following: your state’s HVACR licensing board, state’s board of education as credit toward renewal of a teaching certificate, national industry certification organizations (such as NATE) to be applied to re-certification, your employer to be used for advancement, or if you’re enrolled in a state apprenticeship program-to the state office of apprenticeship as verification of successful completion of the required course of study.

You may also use certificates in your professional portfolio as part of maintaining, upskilling, or advancing job qualifications; or when job hunting.