You are the guy hiring a tech for your company.
You are hiring for the coming summer season.
You have several applicants with five years or more of experience.
You have one applicant with about five MONTHS of experience but with NATE certification. (We'll say the NATE certs are the minimum--core, gas heat, and heat pumps.)
(We'll say none of the more experienced folks have the NATE certification.)
Is it almost a certainty that the guy with five months and NATE will have his resume gliding straight to the trash can?