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’s Covered in The Program

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 program with a grade of 70% or more provides you with your OSHA 10 hour safety card (included); and you are prepared for your first NATE Ready-to-Work (RTW) Certificate Exam. This exam is optional. The RTW exam is not a proctored exam. Any tech can purchase the exam on their own (it comes with a PDF study guide) and take it at home. The exam fee will be refunded to you in full! All we need is for you to email us proof that you passed the exam and a copy of your paid invoice/receipt. We will mail you a check.

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. After you successfully complete this Online HVAC Nate Certification program with a grade of 70% or more, you have access to a Service Core Review and 30 days access to TekAssist. You can practice reading and responding to hundreds of exam Page 5 Catalog 3/30/20 questions for a full month until you have the confidence to schedule your NATE Core Exam at the service level. Again, the NATE Exam fee will be refunded to you in full! Just send us proof of your passing the exam and a copy of your paid invoice/receipt, and we will mail you a check.

Once you have passed the NATE Core Certification Exam, you will be ready for the third and final group of courses that guide you through everything you need to know to pass yor NATE Air Conditioning Specialty at the Service Level Exam. Once you successfully pass this series with a grade of 70% or more, you can return to TekAssist to practice and brush up again. We’ve also included your EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Certification Prep and Exam. You’ll be reimbursed for both exams. Send us your proof of passing the exam with a copy of your paid invoice/receipt, and we’ll reimburse you for the exam fee.

When you reach the end of the program with an overall passing grade of 70% or higher, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the NATE Certified HVAC Technician Program. This is the Online HVAC Nate Certification program that pays you for upskilling your credentials. You can be proud of your Certificate of Completion and your NATE Certification!

Note: The 101 Fundamentals course for Program Students requires that students must pass each module exam with a score of 70% or higher before they can move on to the next module. Once this strong foundation is established in the 101 course, students can then move through the remainder of their program at their own pace, one course at a time.

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.

When you attend our courses as a NATE Recognized Training Provider, we will report the training hours to NATE on your behalf.

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 study is self-directed an ONLINE
  • Done on your schedule at your time and place
  • Must be diligently pursued to completion

All programs are self-directed online with a 60-day enrollment period.

The best way of getting the look and feel of the program is to schedule a live demonstration with our student registrar team.

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.