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NATE Certification

Continuing Education Hours
CE Hours

About CE Hours

NATE requires that every NATE-certified technician continues their education and remains up to date to certified standards.


Each technician must recertify every two years to maintain their certified status. During the recertification process, proof of 16 continuing education hours must be submitted with the renewal application and renewal fee paid directly to NATE. makes this process simple. With our NATE recognized, and HVAC Excellence-accredited online classes, this requirement can be met with little trouble.


  • Choose a course that interests you. NATE does not require you to take a specific subject.
  • Successfully complete and pass the course online.
  • issues your course completion certificate satisfying the CE Hour requirement.
  • Each of the CE Hour series of courses is valid for at least 16 CE Hours and exceeds the minimum  NATE CE Hour standard of 16 hours.

Self Directed and Online Training

This online program is an academic CTE (Career Technical Education) model. Student support is provided by key student support groups. Student Support Services and Faculty Instructors.

For the Employer (if applicable to your situation)

  • Employer notification of less than satisfactory performance
  • Reporting to employer on student progress

For the Student

  • Registration within 1 business day of purchase
  • Issuance of Certificate of Completion upon successfully passing each section
  • Online Faculty- mentoring and technical topic assistance directly to the student
  • Business hour communications via email, chat, and phone


Training and Time Management

The online program model is called an ALN (Asynchronous Learning Network).

  • The study is self-directed an ONLINE
  • Done on your schedule at your time and place
  • Must be diligently pursued to complete before NATE expiration.

The program is self-directed online with a 60-day enrollment period.

The best way of getting the look and feel of the program is to schedule a live demonstration with our student registrar team.

Available Courses

112- HVACR Electrical AC Theory

A continuation of the Electrical 111 course, concepts presented focus on alternating current production and application to devices utilized in HVACR systems.  Topics include magnetism, alternating current, two types of loads, capacitors, and values of load devices and their calculations, and transformers. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. Also the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application e-book is included in the course. This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification, and BPI recognized for 9 continuing education units (CEUs). Students also receive access to the ESCO Electrical Theory and Application e-book, a downloadable file, as an additional learning resource. 
Six modules cover:

  • Magnetism
  • Alternating current
  • Loads, Resistive and Inductive
  • Capacitors
  • Resistance
  • Transformers


You will gain an introduction to geothermal heat pumps as one of the most efficient heating and cooling technologies available today.  The course focuses on geothermal (water source) heat pumps utilized for residential and light commercial applications.  Recommended Prerequisites: you will want to have a strong working knowledge of basic HVACR fundamentals and a good understanding of the refrigeration cycle prior to enrollment into this advanced course.

This course includes e-textbook reading assignments from Cengage’s “Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology” 7th edition.  You do not need to purchase an additional Textbook.  This course is recognized for 18 hours of continuing education (CEHs) applicable to NATE re-certification, and BPI recognized for 9 continuing education units (CEUs).  Modules cover: 

  • Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Mechanics
  • Ground-Water (Open-Loop) Systems
  • Closed-Loop Systems
  • Equipment Selection Criteria and Economics
  • Installation Setup, Startup, and Troubleshooting


Refrigeration 141 provides a thorough examination of the refrigeration cycle as it is applied to both air conditioning and refrigeration purposes, and presents a practical and systematic method to diagnose problems in the refrigeration cycle. 


If you understand the parameters governing the operation of the refrigeration cycle, you will be able to diagnose any piece of equipment.


The six modules cover:  

  • Basic Refrigeration Cycle Physics 
  • Condensation and Condensers 
  • Expansion and Metering Devices 
  • Evaporation and Evaporators 
  • Compression and Compressors 
  • Measure the Normal Cycle

133 Gas Heating 1

This course provides knowledge and skills required to become a highly skilled technician who will install, maintain, and repair residential and small commercial Gas Heat Systems. 

We explore all the mechanical, electrical, and accessory devices commonly found in the modern Gas Heating Systems. With this knowledge, you will build troubleshooting skills and identify applicable codes as they pertain to the installation and use of these systems. 

Also extremely important is the focus on safety for the technician, the building, and its occupants.

The six modules cover:  

  • Fuel Gas Composition
  • Pressure Regulators, Burners, and Heat Exchangers 
  • Standing Pilot Systems
  • Electronic Ignition
  • High Efficiency Furnaces
  • Troubleshooting Gas Burner Systems

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