North American Technician Excellence says it is time for its certification exams to undergo some maintenance. The testing organization is currently conducting an analysis of its exams.

NATE is seeking HVACR industry volunteers to participate in the process of validating and reviewing the knowledge areas of technician expertise (KATE) tests and setting the amount of questions to be asked from each section. The tests are part of a guide to help contractors and technicians pass the NATE exam.

The task will require conference call participation and review of the KATEs being updated. Those interested can contact NATE with their area of expertise. For more information, call (877) 420-NATE or