Eligibility Requirements

Becoming certified requires demonstrating knowledge and skills in roofing safety and roof system installation. To be eligible to schedule a hands-on performance exam to earn certification, you must:

  • Pass an online, multiple choice exam. This exam can be taken before or after applying for certification and can be taken multiple times until a passing score is achieved.
  • Submit an application with employment information that validates work experience requirements
  • Have your skills verified by your current employer by completing an Employer Verification form

Specific system designations and eligibility requirements

  • A minimum of 18 months’ experience installing asphalt shingle roof systems, including flashings, valleys and various shingle types.
  • Most recent experience must be within the past 12 months
  • Pass the steep-slope online knowledge exam

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  • A minimum of 24 months’ experience installing clay and concrete tile roof systems, including installing underlayment, metal valleys and flashings, battens and tile layout and various attachment methods.
  • Most recent experience must be within the past 12 months
  • Pass the steep-slope online knowledge exam

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  • A minimum of 24 months’ experience installing EPDM roof systems, including all types of flashings, sheet layout and attachment systems
  • Most recent experience must be within the past 12 months
  • Pass the low-slope online knowledge exam

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  • A minimum of 24 months’ experience installing thermoplastics roof systems, including flashings, sheet layout and attachment.
  • Most recent experience must be within the past 12 months
  • Pass the low-slope online knowledge exam

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ProCertified Roof System Installer Online Knowledge Exams

You must pass an online knowledge exam before scheduling a hands-on performance exam.

Exam Format:

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Timed exam with up to one hour to complete
  • Available in English or Spanish
  • Option to listen to questions and answers in audio format in addition to viewing the text
  • Receive immediate exam results
  • Ability to take the exam before or after applying for certification
  • Exam results are valid for 12 months to meet performance exam eligibility requirements

Online knowledge exams are free to NRCA members and at low cost for nonmembers. To access an online knowledge exam, sign in to your NRCA website account, add the exam to your cart and complete the purchase. Once the checkout process is complete, the exam will be available in My Account > My Courses. Don’t have an NRCA account? Create one here.

For more information about NRCA ProCertification including special discounts on application fees, contact Brad Martz, NRCA's services sales manager, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7574 or bmartz@nrca.net.

NRCA ProCertified Roof System Installer Low-slope Roof Systems Exam


NRCA ProCertified Roof System Installer Steep-slope Roof Systems Exam

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