Nate Continuing Education Hours

NATE Certified HVAC Technician

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.

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Choose from a wide selection of ACTUAL learning modules from our on-line courses spanning a wide variety of HVAC/R subjects. The modules include an Overview, Instructional Assets, video lectures, games, images, animations, and a rich course content.  After you enroll for FREE you will receive an email with your username and password –  click the link to login to the campus, locate and open your Free Sample course!

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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)

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.

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)

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 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.

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)

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.

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 

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