HVAC Certification Process

Connexus Energy seeks to validate four components of proper installation with our trade partners: proper sizing, airflow, refrigerant charge, and duct sealing. Before offering cooling rebates to our members, all contractors must pass an online installation assessment or employ one technician who is NATE Service of Installation Certified in Air Conditioning or Heat Pumps.

Quality Installation Certification

Connexus Energy has partnered with HVACR Education to offer contractors one free assessment per technician. Technicians may access the assessment after registering with a username and password, and will need a Minnesota or Federal Tax ID to complete the process.

HVACR Education also offers a review and other preparation courses for purchase.

Please note: if you are certified through Xcel Energy or one of the participating electric cooperatives, and you have a four-digit password, you do NOT need to re-register. If you are already NATE certified, please register with HVACR Education.

Rebate Forms

Certified contractors should order rebate applications through HVACR Education. Enter your username and password generated during the certification process. Email HVACR with questions or if you need assistance with your login credentials.