According to Bill Lux, Rheem vice president of marketing, NATE certified technicians who complete 60 hours of Rheem technical training within five years can be re-certified without having to take a NATE written exam. Eligible training hours through the company include Rheem Top Technician Training or Regional Training Center Programs. Like initial certification, re-certification is valid for five years.
Patrick Murphy, technical director for NATE, said that Rheem was the first manufacturer to submit its training curriculum to the organization for a stringent analysis of its content and comprehensiveness in aligning with the NATE knowledge base. After a thorough review, NATE established that Rheem training covered all the required material and effectively addressed all the issues necessary to qualify.
Publication date: 01/13/2003