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    UA STAR??

    What happens when you pass the UA STAR Exam? Does it guarantee Journeyman status and pay?

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    no you dont get journeyman status i passed as an apprentice and got 100 bucks from the boss,in my opinion the star doesnt mean much,not many people even know what star stands for

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    The UA Star is a masters exam for the HVAC journeyman there is also one for the plumbers and fitters some contractors may give you more per hourly pay some may not , its just another piece of paper certificate its really for the contractor they need so many UA Star techs to qualifly as a UA Star contractor for advertizing.
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    yeah there is hvacr pipefitting residential hvac plumbing maybe a whole bunch more
    i took the hvacr and pipefitting
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    who passes it..is the question

    638 calls for 80% of a companies tech to pass it to get the company a rating with the star..interesting when the 4th yr guys pass it,and the journeymen don't....even OEM guys are limited because they don't do actual installs and might be weak there...then slam it on big tonnage breakdowns...lube/freons/controls
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    I got a 50 cent/hour raise and that's about it.
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    you get a sticker for your truck and a piece of paper that shows you knew at least eighty percent of what was asked on the test. nothing more, nothing less.

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    I gota pretty patch too Flange. Laying around here somewhere!

    You do get college credits for it toward an assoc. degree at Washtenaw.

    Never renewed it - why?

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    is the exam similar to NATE? If I study for the Nate should I be able to pass the STAR as well? Anyone taken both?

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    I took Nate maybe 10? years ago.. IMO Nate was not challenging at all. Star was more complicated by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psehunter View Post
    is the exam similar to NATE? If I study for the Nate should I be able to pass the STAR as well? Anyone taken both?
    I have taken both. Nate is like passing a 4th grade test where the STAR is more like a university test. They are no where near the same. Google UA star exam and a pdf will come up with a practice test (the questions start on page 30 something)
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    Quote Originally Posted by psehunter View Post
    is the exam similar to NATE? If I study for the Nate should I be able to pass the STAR as well? Anyone taken both?
    Don't waste your time with NATE, I've only seen a couple of residential shops with NATE on LI. Get into the union, go thru the apprenticeship and take the UA Star. I've heard the Star exam is a bit more challenging.

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    The Star is more for the contractor than it is for the tech.

    It allows them (contractor) to advertise as a certified Star shop.

    I was very disappointed after studying and passing that exam. I never renewed.

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