EPA 608 Certification
Technicians must have EPA Section 608 certification to service refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment containing HCFCs. NATE is an approved EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Program Provider. Approved NATE Testing Organizations and their proctors can administer the required exams (available online only) for the following certifications:
- Type 1 Certification (Small Appliances)
- Type 2 Certification (High-Pressure)
- Type 3 Certification (Low-Pressure)
- Universal Certification
For more information on the Section 608 certifications, please visit the links below:
Overview of Issues on EPA Certification Test: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/608/technicians/certoutl.html
Stationary Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/608/
Steps for Replacing a Lost Card: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/608/technicians/lostcard.html
Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
This is a test and certification for top level installation technicians in the Ground Source Heat Pump industry. This certification does not require the passing of any other NATE exams to receive certification. Passing the Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer awards a 3 year certification.
As this certification awards a joint accreditation with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), only proctors set up through IGSHPA’s testing organization are able to administer the exam. For more information about IGSHPA, please visit their website.
Once you pass the Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer test you will receive:
A NATE certificate as a Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer (via a BadgeCert digital badge)
A NATE wallet card for Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer (via a BadgeCert digital badge)
A complimentary NATE Heating and Cooling Professional patch. You may purchase the additional patches if you wish at the NATE store.
Please note: The Ground Source Heat Pump Installer certification is renewed by following IGSHPA's renewal process. You do not need to separately renew that certification with NATE; your NATE renewal can be included as part of your IGSHPA renewal.
HVAC Performance Verifier
The HVAC Performance Verifier is exclusively for RESNET HERS raters. This certification augments existing whole house energy efficiency certifications to further demonstrate the rater has the knowledge and skills necessary, specifically in rating HVAC performance. This certification does not require the passing of any other NATE exams to receive certification. Passing the HVAC Performance Verifier awards a 3 year certification. Renewing your NATE HVAC Performance Verifier certification will be accomplished through 18 hours of HVACR continuing education.
Once you pass the HVAC Performance Verifier exam you will receive:
A NATE certificate as a HVAC Performance Verifier (via a BadgeCert digital badge)
A NATE wallet card for HVAC Performance Verifier (via a BadgeCert digital badge)
A complimentary NATE HVAC Performance Verifier patch and chevron. You may purchase the additional patches if you wish at the NATE store.