ARLINGTON, Va. — North American Technician Excellence (NATE), in partnership with Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), is offering NATE certification testing at the 76th RSES Conference & HVACR Technology Expo in conjunction with the EKA 50th Annual Conference. The conference runs from Oct. 23-26 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.

The NATE test session is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Sheraton Station Square Hotel Edenburg Room. Technicians can choose to take the NATE Core exam and/or a NATE specialty exam for $100 each.

One of the ways technicians can prepare for the NATE exams is to attend a four-hour course hosted by RSES prior to the test session, in the Sheraton Station Square Hotel Grand Station III Room from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The course will be led by RSES Certified Trainer Art Miller, CMS.

NATE will also host the Exhibitor Showcase session on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5 p.m. during the Technology Expo for those who wish to learn more about NATE certification.

“NATE is pleased to partner with RSES to offer NATE testing during its annual conference. Through its products and services, RSES has helped thousands of technicians successfully pursue NATE certification. We hope technicians from far and wide take advantage of the opportunity to take the NATE exam while attending the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo,” said John Lanier, NATE COO.

“RSES is delighted NATE continues its prominent role in our annual conference,” said Mark Lowry, RSES EVP. “NATE certification and RSES education are a natural fit and we’re delighted to be able to offer technicians both opportunities at once. There’s no better place for HVACR professionals to expand their knowledge, and earn the credentials to prove it.”

In addition, RSES is waiving the one-day conference registration fee for those who register for the NATE course and test session. For more information, visit

NATE test session registration forms are available on the NATE website at and RSES website at

Publication date: 9/9/2013

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