In 2008, NRCA
University launched its Roofing
101 online educational program. NRCA
University created Roofing
101, its first comprehensive online educational offering, in
response to research showing roofing professionals desire online
learning opportunities, as well as programs geared toward their
employees and clients.
101 consists of self-paced learning modules that require about
one hour each to complete. The program teaches roofing fundamentals
and is meant for audiences such as new employees, customers,
facility managers, building owners and design professionals. The
five modules focus on roof system design, installation and
maintenance, as well as safety, building code compliance, and
energy efficiency for low- and steep-slope roof systems.
Participants earn certificates of completion for each module, as
well as for completing all five modules and passing an exam.
Continuing education credits also are available.
Because the fundamentals of roofing are paramount to advancing
professionalism in the industry, NRCA's leadership is providing roofing
professionals the opportunity to sample Roofing
101. So beginning this month, all registered users on NRCA's Web site, www.nrca.net, will be given the
opportunity to take, free of charge, Roofing
1: The Basics. NRCA has
received positive feedback regarding this module from roofing
professionals who have asked employees to complete the program or
purchased the program for clients and prospects.
1: The Basics discusses the roles and responsibilities of key
roofing industry stakeholders and introduces the concepts of roof
slope and drainage, roof assembly components and the many types of
low- and steep-slope roof systems available. The module typically
is $35 for NRCA members
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