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Specifying CERTA

Proper design and applicator training is necessary for CERTA compliance

by Mark S. Graham
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Since 2004, NRCA and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) have worked together to improve roofing torch safety through the Certified Roofing Torch Applicator (CERTA) program. If you are involved in the design and specification, product manufacturing or application of torch-applied roofing products and/or roof systems, you should be aware of what the CERTA program entails.

CERTA guidelines

The daylong CERTA training program consists of teaching experienced roofing workers how to safely use roof torches to apply polymer-modified bitumen roofing products. Participants are taught how to use personal-protective equipment and first-aid procedures specific to torching activities, torch equipment safety, rooftop fire hazard identification and mitigation, and post-torch work fire watch techniques.

NRCA provides train-the-trainer classes to authorize CERTA trainers who conduct CERTA classes for applicators. To date, more than 1,400 roofing professionals have been designated as authorized trainers who have conducted training classes for more than 18,000...



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