Why Hands On
Master Specialists require technicians to go beyond a
written test and demonstrate their skill and workmanship.
A written exam indicates whether a technician has
retained the knowledge to be competent, but not
whether they can apply their knowledge in real-world,
It is one thing to know which solder to use, but it is
another to be able to create a structurally sound, leakfree
The Master Specialist program requires a technician to
demonstrate retained knowledge and prove they can
apply that knowledge through skill verification.
Who Should Use These Exams
Manufacturers and wholesalers interested in reducing
warranty cost and contractors interested in reducing
callbacks, should employ technicians that are Master
- Three years of verifiable employment as a field technician
- Certified at the Professional Level in the same area r approved equivalent (RSES, NTC, CM, CMS, NATE, UA Star)
The Master Specialist Certification badge, along with
its chevrons, identifies technicians who possess the
highest levels of competency.
- Show others at a glance that a technician not only possesses knowledge, but can also apply it
- Aid manufacturers in reducing warranty cost
- Show contractors and customers that they are dealing with a technician that can reduce service call time and call backs to improve profitability
- Air Conditioning
- Combustion Analysis
- Gas Heat
- Heat Pumps
- Light Commercial Refrigeration
- Low Pressure Hydronic Heat
- Oil Heat
Persons who successfully pass these exams are awarded a framed wall certificate, patch and chevron.