The North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) will again offer certification testing for residential and light commercial HVAC technicians at AHR Expo 2005, which will be held February 7-9, 2005 in Orlando.

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

Based on the excellent response at previous AHR Expo events, NATE will hold its session on Monday, February 7 at the Orange County Convention Center. 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 refresher class (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) for industry professionals who will be taking the test and for those interested in learning more about the test. 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 website to insure 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/.