North American Technician Excellence
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; you can include it as part of your IGSHPA renewal.
If you have not renewed your NATE specialty before its expiration date– at the end of the month printed on your NATE wallet card– your certification is expired. Technicians whose certifications have lapsed or expired are no longer NATE-certified and cannot represent themselves as such. Any technician with an expired certification who represents himself as NATE-certified is behaving in a fraudulent and unethical fashion. These technicians may be denied future NATE certification and be subject to legal action. To become NATE-certified again, you must retake both the Core (if required) and specialty tests. Once you successfully complete the testing process, your new NATE certification will date from the time you pass the new tests.
These recertification fees only apply to recertification using CEHs. If recertifying by testing, the fee is determined by the Testing Organization.
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