North American Technician Excellence (NATE), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, was founded in 1997, and is the nation's largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed, and supported by the HVACR industry.
NATE tests technicians; others train. NATE's HVAC and HVAC/R testing validates the technician's knowledge and a training program's instruction. The tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests that represent what 80% of technicians have an 80% chance of encountering once a year.
NATE's certification tests represent real-world working knowledge of HVAC and HVAC/R systems and candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in one or more specialty areas. The certification tests are developed by the NATE technical committee, which is comprised of industry experts who developed and oversee NATE's Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs).
Each exam is developed based on these knowledge areas of expertise. The technical committee represents a wide variety of perspectives, including contractors, educators, manufacturers, and utilities. Members are spread diversely throughout the country.
NATE HVAC/R Quality Circle Contractors are the elite group of NATE contractors. A NATE Quality Circle Contractor has at least 80% of their total technicians NATE-certified with at least one NATE-certified technician in each area of installation and/or service that the contractor performs work in. All the techs from Rizzo Heating & Air Conditioning have passed the exam, making our team 100% certified.
AC Quality is a program generated by Southern California Edison to provide you and other consumers with the knowledge needed to make your home heating and cooling systems more efficient. Being an AC Quality contractor, we are specially trained in helping you improve the comfort of your home, as well as the operating efficiency of your AC system.
This is one of the rebates and offers that Edison provides to help you save money. You can also earn rebates by installing Energy Star approved systems in your home.