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Professional Development: Skilled Trades

core professional development page


North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

Certifications in:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps (Air-to-Air)
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer


HVAC Excellence

  • Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning Technology (H.E.A.T.)
  • Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning Technology (H.E.A.T.) PLUS
  • Employment Ready Certifications
  • Specialty Certifications
  • Professional Level Certifications
  • Master Specialist Certifications
  • Certified Subject Matter Educator


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Section 608 & 609 certifications


Building Performance Institute (BPI)

Certifications in:

  • Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
  • Heating
  • Envelope Professional 


American Welding Society

Certifications in:

  • Certified Welder
  • Associate Welding Inspector
  • Welding Inspector
  • Senior Welding Inspector
  • Resistance Welding Technician
  • Radiographic Interpreter
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding Engineer
  • Robotic Arc welding



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