North American Technician Excellence (NATE), in partnership with APR Supply Co., is offering NATE certification testing in conjunction with Comfortech 2013. The annual seminar and product showcase will kick off on September 18, 2013, and run through September 20, 2013 in Philadelphia.

The NATE test session is scheduled for September 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 123. One of the ways technicians can prepare for the NATE exams is to attend a four-hour course, hosted by APR Supply Co. from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. led by 38-year HVACR veteran and APR Supply Technical Services Advisor Group Manager Eddie Howell. Technicians can choose to take the NATE Core and/or a NATE specialty exam for $125 each.

NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) 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.

“NATE is pleased to partner with our friends at APR Supply Co. and Penton Media (host of Comfortech  2013) and hope technicians from far and wide take advantage of the opportunity to take the NATE exam this September during Comfortech 2013”, said NATE COO John Lanier.

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

Registration forms for the NATE session are available on the NATE website and APR Supply website. For those interested in attending Comfortech 2013, visit www.comfortechshow.com  for information and registration.

APR Supply Co. is a third generation, family owned HVAC and Plumbing Wholesale distribution business.  APR Supply serves customers throughout Pennsylvania using its 29 branch locations and a central distribution facility located in Lebanon, PA.

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. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in specialty areas including 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.