ARLINGTON, VA. – G.W. Berkheimer will host North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification testing at Mechanical Systems Week in Schaumburg, Ill. The annual seminar and product showcase will kick off on September 19, 2012, and run through September 21, 2012.
The test session will begin at 1 p.m. on September 19. To help prepare technicians for the test, G.W. Berkheimer will offer a four-hour HVAC/R Review from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration forms are available on the Mechanical Systems Week website (www.mechanicalsystemsweek.com), NATE’s website (www.natex.org) and G.W. Berkheimer’s website (www.gwberkheimer.com).
NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in 11 specialty areas: air conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, ground source heat pump and senior efficiency analyst.
“We’re proud to partner with NATE at Mechanical Systems Week,” said Troy Rybicki, Manager of Technical Training at G.W. Berkheimer. “We strongly believe in NATE certification, which allows technicians to showcase their skills and expertise in order to set themselves and their employers apart from the competition. We provide regularly scheduled NATE testing for our customers throughout the year, and we look forward to providing many industry professionals with the opportunity to take the NATE exam this September while they’re attending Mechanical Systems Week.”
For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.
The G.W. Berkheimer Company is a leading supplier of HVACR products and solutions for the professional contractor and service markets. The G.W. Berkheimer Company is dedicated to providing the very best products, technical assistance, and the highest level of customer service. For more information, visit www.gwberkheimer.com.
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.