Core Tests

North American Technician Excellence

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KATE for Core Exam

The Core exam tests a candidate’s general knowledge, construction knowledge, and HVACR specific knowledge in the areas of:

  • Safety
  • Tools
  • Basic Construction
  • Using Basic Science
  • Achieving Desired Conditions
  • Taking Temperature and Humidity Measurements
  • Basic Electrical

The Core exam once passed does not have to be retaken as long as technicians maintain their certification and do not allow their certification to lapse.


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