Testing Online

North American Technician Excellence


Testing Online

When you arrive at a testing location, a proctor will access the online testing site. You will then see the home page of the Castle Proctored Assessment System or PASS.  You will then be asked to enter an activation code to proceed. If this is your first time taking a NATE exam, you will update your own data record in the NATE system. You will then be able to create a PIN and you will be given a NATE ID. Please make note of both numbers. After you have completed the test, you will see on screen whether you passed or failed.

What to Bring

  • Photo Identification.
  • Your NATE ID number if you have one.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you created when you first tested with NATE. Candidates who have already tested with NATE and do not recall their NATE ID or PIN must call the NATE office for assistance. This should be done at least two days before the test. Call toll free: 1.877.420.6283.
  • A non-programmable calculator

What NOT to Bring

  • Blackberries, cell phones, programmable calculators, or other electronic devices.

All tests given outside the USA and Canada are only administered electronically. Good luck!