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NRCA ProCertification™ launches its installer and foremen certifications

This month, NRCA will roll out the first of its NRCA ProCertifications for asphalt shingle and thermoplastic roof system installers, as well as a certification for roofing foremen.

NRCA's national certification initiative, NRCA ProCertification, is designed to create a competent, sustainable and high-performing roofing industry workforce. Experienced roofing workers can demonstrate their skills and knowledge to become certified roof system installers in specific roof system applications and disciplines. Candidates will need to meet specific requirements and pass a series of hands-on assessments.

The goals of NRCA ProCertification are to:

  • Create a career path for industry field workers
  • Elevate the roofing industry to be on par with other trade professions that currently offer national certifications
  • Address the workforce shortage by making the roofing industry more appealing
  • Protect consumers by providing national, professional certifications for those doing work on their homes or buildings
  • Educate consumers about the value of hiring NRCA ProCertified roof system installers
  • Increase consumer confidence that workers have the knowledge and skills to perform quality roofing work

Certifications will be offered in English and Spanish and, ultimately, will be available for all major roof, waterproofing and rooftop photovoltaic system installations plus roof system repair and maintenance.

In addition, NRCA is seeking candidates to become NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessors; these individuals will be tasked with assessing installers seeking certification. Information about becoming a Qualified Assessor and becoming a certified installer or foreman can be found by clicking here.

NRCA's certification model is the first of its kind in the roofing industry. Early adopters will be among the first to earn a distinct and significant designation that will set them apart from the rest of the industry.

Ambika Puniani Reid is editor of Professional Roofing and NRCA's vice president of communications and production.


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