ARLINGTON, Va. — North American Technician Excellence (NATE) has redesigned its industry website,, to provide easier access to information about certification, valuable tools, and industry resources, said the organization. The new user-friendly design helps visitors more quickly find the information they need as the navigation and tools are clearly organized by audience, including technicians, contractors, testing organizations, training organizations, proctors, and other partners, said NATE.

“The design of our new website accurately reflects who NATE is today — the leading certification body for HVACR technicians,” said Peter Schwartz, NATE president and CEO. “As part of our ongoing mission to make it as easy as possible to work with NATE, we restructured the navigation and enhanced the site’s functionality to ensure a simple, smooth user experience.”

Technicians can access detailed yet manageable information ranging from the basics of NATE certification to tips for preparing and the steps for recertifying. In addition, the site offers online locators for both training and testing organizations to help technicians quickly find nearby locations in their area. For contractors, the site provides such information such as the benefits of hiring NATE-certified technicians, access to marketing materials, and the ability to validate a technician’s certification by verifying his or her NATE ID number.

Comprehensive information about facilitating tests, offering training, and affiliating with NATE is also readily available for proctors, testing organizations, training organizations, and partners. To further simplify the user experience, NATE implemented a search function that allows the user to quickly find what they need, as well as a resource library that serves as a repository for documents, forms, marketing materials, and industry resources.

In order to keep all industry partners in the loop on the latest developments and updates from NATE, the site will be continuously updated with news, upcoming events, and e-newsletters.

Publication date: 11/14/2011