North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE), will offer certification testing for residential and light commercial HVAC technicians at AHR Expo 2004, January 26-28 in Anaheim, CA. NATE will hold its session January 26, 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

NATE is providing this test session as a certification opportunity for the hundreds of technicians who will be attending AHR Expo. Technicians also can register to take their specialty re-certification test at the show.

The NATE-sponsored exams provide technicians with certification testing for five industry specialties: air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps and oil heating. The testing session consists of a morning review class (8:30 - 11:30) for industry professionals who will be taking the test and for those interested in learning more about the test and getting re-educated. The four-hour exam in the afternoon (12:30 - 4:30) consists of the Core exam and a Specialty exam, both of which are required for certification. Technicians should pre-register at the NATE web site to ensure that NATE brings adequate copies of the test they wish to take.

Advance registration for the NATE test session at AHR Expo is available by completing the online registration form at www.natex.org/forms&data.

On-site registration is available, and technicians also can register through the California-area chapters of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors-National Association (PHCC), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).