Nate Question

I've been doing residential service for three and a half years now. I plan on getting Nate certified in gas and heat pump service. Is there really any benefit to being certified? Can I/should I ask for more money?
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<hvac tech> wrote in message

yes
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wrote:

Thanks for your detailed, elaborate and informative response.
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wrote:

No
Yes
Your company has to decide to pay you more based on it. Most don't. They find it easier to feed you a line of bullshit. Its to help weed out the totally clueless and is used as a marketing differentiator for some companys/manufacturers. They might even sucker you into using your money to pay for it. Then you have to keep X hours of continuing training. $$$ For most guys a $1.50 and NATE gets them a cup of coffee.
Until homeowners know what NATE is and companies pay you to be certified. It's a steaming pile.
You want to see where you really stack up. Take a RSES CMS test.
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tterb coshtawort had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/hvac/Re-Nate-Question-30625-.htm :
Sid wrote:

a carrier, who from my knowledge is the only company backing nate, they will give you an extended warranty on units, compressors, and other major system components, if you can use that to help sell work to your customers then that is your benefit of being nate certified.
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