No. NRCA ProCertification is not a training program, as such, NRCA ProCertification is only for the experienced, skilled and fully trained worker. To become NRCA ProCertified, installers must:
NRCA ProCertification is designed for experienced workers; they demonstrate their roofing skills and knowledge to become certified by NRCA in specific roof system applications. Although specific training courses are not required to become an NRCA ProCertified installer, NRCA does offer training for new or inexperienced employees looking to become safety conscious, skilled roof system installers.
You can learn more about NRCA’s available training programs at nrca.net/education.
While NRCA does not currently offer training to prepare for certification, an outline of the knowledge and skills needed by an NRCA ProCertified worker is available in the Roof System Installer Handbook located online. If you review this information and are proficient with the tasks and subjects listed, you may be an excellent candidate to become certified. NRCA plans to have a practice exam available in the months ahead.
NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference and NRCA ProCertification are independent from each other.
NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference is designed to give your in-house training programs a major boost. The conference gives your trainer(s) the knowledge and skills to be exceptional trainers for your team. Upon completion, your trainer(s) will earn his or her NRCA Qualified Trainer designation—a powerful credential, as well as a solid recruiting and retention tool for your company. NRCA Qualified Trainers will be able to assist those within their companies to become NRCA ProCertified, but NRCA's Qualified Trainer Conference it is not a prerequisite for installer or foreman certification.
Separately, NRCA ProCertification allows experienced workers to earn national, professional recognition for their skills—recognition that will enhance your company's performance, image and bottom line!