North American Technician Excellence
Any organization applying to be a NATE Testing Organization (TO) must agree in writing to follow the policies and procedures outlined for TOs and proctors.
To become a NATE TO, you must have a minimum of one NATE approved proctor. A proctor can be any person who is a member of the TO, and he or she must be conscientious, well-organized and a good administrator. A proctor does not have to be technical or hold NATE certification.
Organizations with multiple locations may opt to be a centralized testing organization—with one central contact—or each branch may be an individual TO.
Eligible contractors can save time and money by ordering exams directly from NATE to test their technicians. As weather or business needs change, contractors can host sessions at a time that is most convenient. These contractors must have:
1. At least five technicians
2, An individual outside of the service department who does not have hiring, firing or supervisory responsibilities over the technicians, to act as the proctor for exams
3. The ability to conduct at least one (1) test session per year
4. A space, such as a training or meeting room that is conducive to testing
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