Preparing for the NATE Exam: Core Essentials


Preparing for the NATE Exam is a series of training manuals designed to give HVACR technicians and installers the tools they need to be successful in mastering the key concepts required to pass the NATE examinations. Each manual in the series is written in clear and concise language and illustrated with full color-color graphics that clarify important details.

The Core Essentials title is approximately 218 pages and includes the following topics:

  • Soft Skills
  • Trade Tools
  • Safety
  • Heat and Matter
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Transformers and Motors
  • Electrical Diagrams
  • Test Instruments
  • Appendix A – Glossary of Terms
  • Appendix B – Equations, Equivalents, Conversions
  • Appendix C – Symbols
  • Appendix D – Refrigerant Pressure-Temperature Tables
  • Appendix E – Trade Math
  • Appendix F – Answers to Review Questions

Note: To protect the integrity of the NATE exam, no active NATE test questions appear in the end-of-chapter practice questions in this guide.

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