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MedCerts Program for NATE Certification

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North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is arguably one of the most important and widely recognized HVAC skilled trade certifications in the US. As the exclusive online training partner for the NATE Training Academy, our training helps people prepare for the NATE Certified HVACR Professional-5 (CHP-5) exam, traditional core or specialty exams, NATE Ready to Work certification, and Low-GWP Refrigeration certification.
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NATE NATE Ready-to-Work HVAC Certification Detail

The NATE Ready-to-Work Certificate is designed for technicians who are new to the HVAC field and is the first step towards any NATE Certification. This certification covers essential job skills, HVAC system components, tools, measurements, heat transfer, and both general and electrical safety.

The Ready-to-Work exam assesses fundamental job knowledge and skills for entry-level technicians, focusing on component identification, tools, measurements, electrical safety, general safety, and basic heat transfer. This exam and certificate are specifically for entry-level HVAC technicians and are not intended for system designers, sales personnel, or engineers. Passing the Ready-to-Work Exam is required to earn the Ready-to-Work certificate.

NATE Certification Skills Gained

    Basic knowledge and understanding of HVAC systems and equipment.

    Tools and equipment used in HVAC work.

    Safety practices and protocols relevant to HVAC job sites.

    Fundamental skills needed to assist HVAC technicians effectively.

    Preparation for entry-level positions in the HVAC industry.

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