North American Technician Excellence Exams Hosted by: Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Exams Technical Training Services, LLC About You About Your Employer Last Name First Name Middle Initial Company Name Daytime Telephone Number Email Address Daytime Telephone Number Fax Mailing Address (street, apt. number) Mailing Address City State Zip/Postal City State Zip/Postal Test Session Date & Location: April 29, 2010 Grand Rapids, MN – Cohasset City Hall Fees and Payment 1:00 – 5:00 PM Test fees are determined by how many exams Exam Information you register for. All exams (core & specialty) Please mark each exam for which you are registering. See are $250.00 each. Registration closes on April registration information page for more information. 9, 2010. We cannot accept any registrations Core Exam after this date. No telephone registrations. Air Conditioning Specialty Air Distribution Specialty Gas Heating Specialty Core Exam $__________ Heat Pump Specialty Specialty Exam(s) $__________ Oil Heating Specialty Hydronics Gas Specialty TOTAL FEES DUE: $__________ Hydronics Oil Specialty Light Commercial Refrigeration Check or Money Order Payable to: Commercial Refrigeration Technical Training Services, LLC Senior Efficiency Analyst Technician Information Send form and fees to: Please mark ONE technician type. See reverse for more information. Technical Training Services, LLC 11584 170th Street Installation Technician Little Falls, MN 56345 Service Technician You may also register online at: www.daveanderson-training.com Passage of Core and at least one Specialty exam is All major credit cards and PayPal necessary for certification. The exam session lasts four are accepted on our website hours, which is adequate time to take a Core and one Questions? Call Dave 320-333-1943 Specialty exam. or email email@example.com Exam Registration Information Is this your first time taking a NATE Exam? How many certifications should I attempt at To achieve certification, you must take and pass once? both the Core exam and a Specialty exam. NATE recommends that the first time you sit for certification, you should register for the Core exam Do you need to take the Core Exam? and ONE Specialty exam. Then, when you wish to Please register for the Core exam if this is your first earn additional certifications, you will have a better time taking a NATE HVAC/R exam OR you did not sense of how much time it takes you to complete pass the Core exam on a prior attempt. each exam. Remember, each test session lasts four hours. What specialty do you want to certify in? Choose the specialty that matches the equipment What if I need to cancel? and systems you work on, and for which you want to Your exams are paid in full when you register. We earn certification. Technicians who achieve are simply ordering the testing materials for you. certification in Heat Pumps are automatically NATE does not refund for unused testing materials considered certified in Air Conditioning*. and all testing materials used or unused must be returned to NATE with each test group. Please call if What kind of technician are you? you have an emergency and cannot make it to your Check only one box for the technician type that best testing session. describes you. Service technicians are automatically certified as Installation technicians*. Important disclaimer NATE reserves the right to cancel any test score, Installation technician bar participating in the NATE program, or revoke the Primarily prepares the installation site (including certification if NATE has any reason to question the removal of existing HVAC equipment), fabricates validity of a test score, suspect misconduct at the connections and assembles systems as specified in test center, or suspect the reporting of fraudulent the installation instructions. Must be able to properly information on the registration form. power up and set control positions to cycle equipment through primary heating, cooling and Education & experience requirements blower operation under on-site or off-site supervision There are no education or experience requirements of a service technician of applicable specialty. to become certified, but at least one years’ Installation technician takes HVAC specialized experience is recommended for Installation readings, such as temperatures, refrigerant circuit certification. If you have less experience, it is pressure and basic VOM electrical readings, with recommended that you take the Industry both operating and non-operating equipment, as Competency Exam. We recommend at least two required by others. years' experience for Service certification. If you Service technician become certified as a Service Technician, you are Must be able to accomplish same tasks as an automatically certified as an Installation Technician Installation technician, as well as be able to without additional testing. independently power up and adjust control settings Exam descriptions to cycle equipment through all designed-for Core Exam – 50 Questions sequences. Must be able to acquire, evaluate and interpret such readings as may be necessary to Specialty Exam – 100 Questions determine the adequacy of, and qualify as Registration confirmation acceptable, system operation to meet specifications. We will send out informational packets by mail to all Service technician must be able to perform sufficient registered candidates. The packet will contain exam field diagnostic procedures as necessary to location information and CD based training materials determine causes of inadequate performance and for the exams you registered for. Please study the identify corrective actions as needed. packet closely as it will have information to obtain Payment & fees certification. Your total fee is determined by how many exams you are registering for. Please use one form per Online registrations person. Payment is due with this form. Please You can also register online at: submit by the due date noted. www.daveanderson-training.com How long does certification last? Once certification is obtained it lasts for five years. What happens at the end of five years? To meet the requirements for recertification you should either complete 60 continuing education hours (CEH) in your specialty or retake your specialty exam, before certification lapses. If you choose to use continuing education hours to re- certify you must document your CEHs and submit an application for recertification. Veterans NATE Certification opens doors for you, allowing you to obtain a job or advance in your chosen profession. The US military awards promotion points for servicemen earning NATE Certification and the benefits of these certifications continue when you leave the service. The VA's licensing and certification benefit allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay the licensing and certification fees of all eligible veterans. (NOTE: The VA only pays for the test and not other expenses associated with obtaining a license or certification.) Veterans can receive up to $2000 per test but not more than the actual cost of the test. You can receive benefits to retake a test you failed. The number of tests you may take is unlimited, except that you cannot receive benefits for tests you have already successfully completed. To receive Veteran's Benefits, please apply using Form 22-1990. Once you apply and have been approved as eligible, you will be notified by the VA. Then you can sign up for benefits and apply for reimbursement after you have taken the NATE test. Who developed these exams? The NATE Technical Committee oversees the Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs) and all test development. The KATEs are the statistically proven job task analysis from which all questions are developed. All exams are developed by subject matter experts from across the HVAC/R industry representing a wide variety of perspectives which includes contractors, technicians, distributors, educators, manufacturers, and utilities.
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