North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is partnering exclusively with Interplay Learning to launch a new online training platform for HVACR technicians, NATE Training Academy.

NATE Training Academy is designed to provide technicians a way to train for NATE certification exams online at their own pace. The comprehensive online courses are all available on-demand and can be taken at any time. The interactive and immersive online courses powered by Interplay Learning’s leading skilled trades training platform include “field-like” 3D and virtual reality simulations, videos and knowledge checks.

NATE Training Academy currently includes courses to prepare technicians for NATE’s Certified HVAC Professional (CHP-5) certification exams. The CHP-5 is a NATE certification pathway where technicians can earn their NATE certification through a series of five 30-question exams, each on a different subject domain. NATE Training Academy’s CHP-5 courses cover each exam subject area: HVAC Fundamentals, Electrical and Controls, Comfort and Airflow, Installation, and Service.

Courses on the first two CHP-5 exam subject areas, HVAC Fundamentals and Service, are currently available. Courses on the remaining CHP-5 exams will be released in the coming months, and all CHP-5 courses will be available by early June 2022.

NATE and Interplay Learning plan to continue adding courses to help technicians prepare for other certification exams. In the future, NATE Training Academy will introduce courses to prepare users for NATE’s low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant certification.

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