NATE Ready to Work Exam Purchase Code

Reserve multiple Ready to Work (RTW) exam codes. The Ready to work exam is an entry level certificate exam designed for technicians entering the HVACR field. Each $50 purchase includes downloadable study guide available when exam is scheduled.

* If you are planning on taking the exam yourself, there is no need to purchase the code here. You can make your payment directly on the myNATE site when registering for the exam. *

The Ready to Work exam is an entry-level certificate exam is designed for technicians who are just entering the HVACR field with little to no formal education or training. It focuses on fundamental job knowledge and skills needed to enter the HVACR workforce.

This exam is only available online and does not require a proctor, so it can be taken from any computer, anywhere, including at home.

The exam must be purchased via credit card. Contractors, proctors and others can reserve exams here for one or more technicians and for each $50 reservation, NATE will email the codes needed for each technician to schedule an exam and download study guide at

If you are interested in scheduling a Ready to Work exam for your own use, click here to see instructions on how to register and order your own exam.

Do not order this exam for NATE recertification. If you need to recertify, call 877-420-6283 for asisstance. 


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