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What Does NATE-Certified Mean?

Our HVAC Professionals Uphold the NATE Name

At Timothy Off, we take pride in our HVAC company. Each of our specialists is friendly, fully trained and holds a NATE Certification – but what exactly does that mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence – a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997. It is the largest non-profit that certifies technicians for Air Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, and Refrigeration.

The GOODS Principal

The organization enforces the “GOODS” principal, which gives each technician the opportunity to receive training and knowledge from industry experts across the nation:

Governed by the industry to make sure all technician programs are structured and operated in a collaborative effort.

Owned and Operated by the industry to make sure that no one party benefits more than another and that all programs are open to a consensus.

Developed by the industry to enhance the skills of each technician.

Supported by the industry to make sure technician programs stay financially stable.

Areas of Specialty

Each of the certifications offered by NATE is created to test the technician on his or her knowledge of real-world HVAC and Refrigeration systems. A technician can achieve an Installation Certification, Service Certification, or both, for these areas:

  • Air Distribution
  • Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Heat Pumps
  • Oil Furnaces
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

The NATE organization says that every test they offer is “rigorous,” so no matter which Tim Off technician helps you with your HVAC situation, you can rest easy they know what they’re doing.