North American Technician Excellence
Recertification is the process through which certifications are renewed. NATE certifications must be renewed every two years. The process of maintaining and renewing NATE certifications is easy when technicians ACTIVATE their myNATE accounts, EARN 16 credits within the 2 year certification period, TRACK their proof of training directly to their activated myNATE accounts and RECERTIFY by paying the required fee online or by phone.
Extensions are only considered in rare cases where there is documented evidence submitted to NATE of a technician’s inability to earn credits during the certification period. Extensions are granted solely at the discretion of management.
If re-testing before the end of the grace period, the technician must take either an installation or service exam in their desired area of specialty. If re-testing after the end of the grace period, the core exam must be taken as well.
Each technician has a personal NATE account called myNATE. When activated, myNATE gives each technician access to their training history and CEHs. NATE recommends that technicians make use of this account to keep track of their certification progress.
While we encourage you to take as many training courses as you can, NATE requires 16 credit hours every 2 years in order to renew your certifications. Additional training credits do not roll over to the next certification period.
The NATE Magazine
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