ARLINGTON, Va. — North American Technician Excellence (NATE) has announced 20 new nationally available NATE-recognized courses that have been approved for continuing education unit (CEU) credit hours.

“We are pleased to continue to build the number and diversity of the NATE-recognized CEU courses available for NATE-certified technicians,” said Don Frendberg, chairman, NATE board of trustees. “These courses will help them stay current on the latest in HVACR service and installation and to maintain their specialty certifications. While they are available on a national scale, we encourage technicians to frequently visit the listing of training locations on the NATE website to find the in-person or online courses most convenient to them.”

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NATE-recognized courses have been aligned to demonstrate the relationship between the course content and the elements of a specific knowledge area of technician expertise. Technicians who choose to recertify using NATE-recognized training organizations for continuing education hours must attend at least 60 hours of education per specialty that directly relates to their areas of certification.

Courses that cover multiple specialties can be used to receive credit hours for each specialty, including, but not limited to, electrical, code or standards, controls, OSHA or safety, and airflow. Technicians may also submit documentation on other training courses taken that are not currently NATE-recognized, as long as they are technical in nature and related to his or her specialty. Course documentation must include course name, description, length, and course provider information.

The 20 new courses that have been accepted as NATE-recognized are:

M + M Manufacturing Co.

• Improving Airflow

Trane/American Standard

• When Ducts Go South

• 950 Comfort Control & Zoning

• TAM7 Air Handler Training

Oilheat Associates

• Venting For the Future – Chimney Vent

• 2013 NORA Silver Review

• 2013 NORA Gold Certification

• 2013 NORA Tank Certification

Bard Manufacturing Co. Inc.

• Comprehensive Geothermal Installation & Service

• Bard Oil Furnaces Installation & Service

• Wall Mount A/C Installation & Service

Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI)

• 2013 ACI National Home Performance Conference

InterTouch/DBA GoodCents

• Air Conditioning Efficiency Verification

O’Connor Company Inc.

• Air Distribution

R. E. Michel

• Metering devices

Emerson Climate Technologies

• Emerson Specialist Training Week 2

BNP Media

• Small Scale Hydronic Cooling Options

• Dead Men’s Steam School

Comfort Solutions

• Selling & Installing IAQ Products

Sunde Seminars Inc.

• Review of changes to the 2011 NEC

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Publication date: 4/15/2013