NATE Certified HVAC Technician

Nate Continuing Education Hours

The NATE Certified HVAC Technician Program (NCT) is a comprehensive online HVAC education program encompassing a well-rounded set of skills used by installers and technicians who are seeking NATE Certification.

(Price and payment options below)

What You Get From This Program

  • OSHA 10 hour safety card
  • Voucher code, good for (1) Ready-to-Work Certificate exam (optional) 

(This exam is offered for technicians with less than two years experience, and is designed to support technicians that have recently entered the HVAC field)

  • Ready-to-Work Certificate of Completion
  • 60 days access to TekAssist
  • Voucher code, good for (1) Nate Core exam (required)
  • Nate Core Certificate of Completion
  • Voucher code, good for (1) EPA 608 exam (optional for Nate Certification)
  • Voucher code, good for (1) NATE Specialty exam (required)

Once you pass the required certificate exams, you will receive your official Nate Certification credentials which include:

  •  A NATE certificate and wallet card (sent via email from Nate, as a PDF and digital badge for download and sharing)
  • A complimentary NATE patch (sent via mail)
  •  A Quick Reference Guide to help you manage your NATE certification 

Why should you be Nate Certified? Because certifications helps techs seal the deal. Much like educational degrees, HVAC certifications show proficiency and expertise. “Certifications are important because they show that technicians have done their due diligence in learning the trade to pass the exams,” said Rob Minnick, president and CEO of Minnicks. Read more HERE about why you should be Nate certified if you are in the HVAC field. 

Courses That Are Covered

Step 1: Ready to Work (RTW) Program (43 hrs)

010 Employability Skills (9 hours)

050 HVACR Applied Math (12 hours)

106 Building Systems (3 hours)

109 Basic Hand and Power Tools (6 hours)

BHE Intro to HVAC Systems (3 hours)

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety (10 hours)

NATE Ready to Work Exam (included)

Step 2: NATE CORE Program (69+ hrs)

015 Customer Service and Sales Skills (15 hours)

101 Fundamentals (18 hours)

111 Electrical DC Theory Plus (18 hours)

112 Electrical AC Theory Plus (18 hours)

Service Core Review (30 days)

TekAssist (Core Exam Practice Session) (30 days)

NATE CORE Exam (included)

Step 3: Air Conditioning NATE Certified Technician Program (144+ hrs)

104 Copper Works (12 hours)

113 Electrical Common Components (18 hours)

114 Electrical Motors (21 hours)

121 Air Properties and Measurement (18 hours)

141 Refrigeration I (18 hours)

143 Refrigeration Cycle Service Procedures (9 hours)

242 R-410A Refrigerant Technology (18 hours)

241 Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting (18 hours)

EPA 608 Certification Prep (12 Hours)

EPA 608 Exam (included)

TekAssist (Final Prep for NATE Certification Exam) (30 days)

NATE Air Conditioning Specialty Exam (included)

The first group of courses make up the Ready To Work Program and includes all the basics of beginning a career in HVAC. Successfully completing this online HVAC Nate Certification program with a grade of 70% or more provides you with your OSHA 10 hour safety card (included); prepares and provides you with your first NATE Ready-to-Work (RTW) Certificate Exam (included). This exam is not a proctored exam; and is optional. You can take the RTW exam on the NATE web site (it comes with a PDF study guide) right from your own computer.

But this series doesn’t end there – we’re just getting started – When you choose to continue into Step 2, it will train you for the NATE CORE knowledge areas, including the needed fundamentals. You have access to a Service Core Review and 30 days access to TekAssist again, where you can practice reading and responding to hundreds of exam questions for a full month or until you have the confidence to schedule your NATE Core exam at the service level. A voucher code, good for (1) exam, will be provided to you and is included in your online HVAC Nate Certification program. You can take the NATE Core exam on the NATE web site. NATE’s Live Online Proctored Exams give you the opportunity to take your exam from the comfort of your own home or office, at a time that fits your schedule.

Once you have passed the NATE Core Certification exam, you will be ready for Step 3, the final group of courses that guide you through everything you need to know to pass your NATE Air Conditioning Specialty exam at the Service Level.  We’ve also included your EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Certification Prep and Exam. A voucher code, good for (1) exam, will be provided to you for the NATE AC Exam AND a voucher code, good for (1) EPA 608 exam, and is included in your program.

This program qualifies for our pay-as-you-go in-house financing

Full Price: $2,665.00

$500.00 down payment, followed by 6 monthly payments of $360.83

NATE Recognized Training Provider

About Our NATE Training Provider Recognition is a recognized NATE Training Provider. We offer NATE-recognized training to support your NATE certification and recertification goals with professional development.

All of our self-directed courses as eligible for NATE CE Hours recognition.

Why Does NATE Certification Matter?

NATE certification recognizes your knowledge and dedication to excellence, while increasing your job demand and earning potential. That is because technicians who have earned NATE certification are preferred among consumers, and deliver higher billable efficiency, reduced warranty returns and fewer callbacks.

Training and Time Management

The Online HVAC Nate Certification program model is called an ALN (Asynchronous Learning Network).

  • The program is a self-directed ONLINE study 
  • Done on your schedule at your time and place
  • Recommended: Spending 20 minutes a day AND at least (1) module completion per week is all that is needed to complete you program on-time

    The best way of getting the look and feel of our courses is to enroll into our Free Sample Course. (with a direct link to the store page for the sample course)

Available Classifications

  • Air Conditioning (we recommend your first certification begins with Air Conditioning)
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Air Distribution
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Heat Pumps (Air-to-Air)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Gas Heating
  • Commercial Refrigeration 
  • Oil Heating
  • HVAC Efficiency Analyst (Senior Level)

Continuing Education Hours

“All of our courses are ONLINE and delivered 24×7.  You can train on your personal schedule!”

If you require just a few continuing education hours, please select THIS option to download our Master Catalog. You can find 50+ individual courses to meet your continuing education requirements there by selecting a course with the appropriate number of NATE CE Hours associated with it.