NATE will offer free oil furnace and hydronics certification testing during the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals’ annual convention next week.

The North American Technician Excellence testing will take place at 1 p.m. May 21. Students will have a chance to take a review course that morning taught by 38-year HVAC veteran Eddie Howell of APR Supply Co.

“Organizations like NATE continue to demonstrate their increasing influence on contractors’ excellence throughout our industry,” said Ryan Kiscaden, business development manager at APR Supply. “We are proud and honored to continue to support our industry brethren’s initiatives.”

The OESP conference will take place May 19-23 in Hersey, Pa. For registration information, go to