Master Specialist Hands On Certifications
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Master Specialist Hands-On Certifications

Show What You Can Do!

Master Specialist is the highest credential conferred upon a field technician. This credential shows those in the industry that these special technicians are among the best-of-the-best.

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, hands-on environment.

It is one thing to know which solder to use, but it is another to be able to create a structurally sound, leakfree solder joint!

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 Specialist Certified.


  • 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

Exams Offered

  • 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.

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Becoming a Proctor is Easy!

HVACR wholesalers, educators and trainers interested in proctoring exams should email their completed proctor application to or fax it to 1-800-546-3726.

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Comparative Analysis Reports

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