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Order/Take Industry Competency Exams

The Industry Competency Exams, formerly the ARI/GAMA Competency Exams, are supported by AHRI, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA), Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).

The exams measure industry-agreed standards of basic competency for entry-level (one year or less) technicians. More than 300 schools nationwide require student participation in at least one of the Industry Competency Exams to graduate. Statement of Confidentiality: Instructors that teach HVAC are not permitted to proctor the exam; however, they may act as a volunteer examiner if there are more than 25 students in the classroom.


Visit the NATE website to access the ICE exam and testing materials.