ARLINGTON, Va. — Nest Labs has become a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Recognized Training Provider, registering its Nest Thermostat Installer Training to qualify for NATE continuing education hours (CEH).

The training course is part of the recently launched Nest Pro Tour, during which the Nest Pro team will tour the country to show contractors how they can grow their businesses by selling and installing Nest products. At the end of the training session, Nest will help contractors enroll in the Nest Pro program and receive exclusive training and tools, live VIP support, and referrals to help grow their business. At the end of the Nest Pro Tour, Nest will award a custom-designed Nest Van to one Nest Pro.

This training earns attendees two NATE continuing education hours to apply to NATE recertification. Online registration is required for Nest Pro training and space is limited. The schedule of training dates can be found at

For Nest Labs, which goes to market with the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that can communicate with the thermostat, the key to understanding and learning the ins and outs of these products is a mix of classroom, online, and field education.

For students interested in software, working on smart HVACR systems is a logical career choice, said Gene LaNois, who heads the professional channel for Nest. “That’s exactly what Nest is all about,” he said. “We are very proud about the recent awareness that we have brought to a traditional ‘trade’ occupation. We think we have a chance of making HVACR and other unloved items in the home exciting to be involved in again.”

He added, “Nest believes in bringing advanced and thoughtful technology to the HVACR industry, and we are excited to team up with NATE to offer our training programs to the professional installer community. This is an incredible opportunity to help installers keep up to date on the comfort, energy savings, and learning capabilities of the Nest Learning Thermostat.”

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Publication date: 11/17/2014

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