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  1. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    A person who is a good test-taker... may or may not be a good tech.
    And a lousy test-taker might be a GREAT tech, or a poor one.

    Mechanical understanding is something one learns from years of working with their hands, along with a natural knack for mechanical things... Same with electrical things. IMO there is really no way to test this... one just has to have the knack and experience.

    Licensing, in reality, is not about ability... it is about limiting competition and govt collecting fees (mostly govt fees). Nothing more. There are as many hacks with licenses as without.
    I happen to have mechanical aptitude and am a good test taker.

    Everything else is up for debate. Licensing is restraint of trade plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    I know a few guys that got NATE for only that reason... to impress their customers.
    Why else would you get NATE certification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R Mannino View Post
    I happen to have mechanical aptitude and am a good test taker.

    Everything else is up for debate. Licensing is restraint of trade plain and simple.
    You have one up on me... I am only average at testing. However, like you, my mechanical and electrical (not particularly electronic nor computer software) aptitude is very good.
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