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Roofing Foreman FAQ


NRCA PROCertification® offers you:

  • National, professional recognition
  • Independently validated expertise and skills
  • Certifications that stay with you throughout your career
  • Increased employer confidence and value
  • Pride knowing you’re a leading professional in your field

Only experienced foremen are eligible for NRCA PROCertification; however, NRCA provides information to help workers decide whether they are ready to pursue NRCA PROCertification. Although seasoned workers might think they are ready to take their exams without preparation, NRCA recommends all candidates review NRCA's PROCertification readiness resources.

No. As long as you meet the experience and skills requirements, no specific training is required.

  • A candidate can apply on the NRCA website.
  • After receiving approval, a candidate can take the online proctored computer-based exam through NRCA’s testing vendor.
  • No appointment is required. Take the exam on your schedule.

Testing Information

Proctored computer-based exams are conducted online through an NRCA testing vendor.

Yes. The online proctored computer-based exam is available in Spanish.

Yes, after receiving your testing authorization from NRCA, you can take your proctored computer-based exam online at any time based on your scheduled. No appointment is required.

The online computer-based exam is limited to two hours; however, most applicants complete the test in about 60 minutes.

Yes; you may retake the computer-based knowledge exam if needed after a five-day grace period.

NRCA advises candidates who fail an exam to review the Job Task Analysis, which includes a list of tasks to better prepare for the exam retake.

All scores are calculated using standard psychometric practices and results are reported as a pass/fail score.

You must present a valid (unexpired) government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport or work authorization card. Online access will be denied without proper ID.

NRCA only will provide general feedback, not question-specific results.


The certification fee covers NRCA staff review of an application and one attempt at the online computer-based exam.

If you are not successful passing the proctored computer-based exam, you will be charged a retake fee of $199 for members and $399 for nonmembers.

Certification Renewal

Yes, every three years NRCA PROCertified Roofing Foremen can maintain their certifications by completing and documenting a designated number of hours of system-specific work experience along with technical and safety training.

NRCA PROCertified individuals who hold a certification in more than one roof system will need to complete maintenance for each certification held. Technical and safety training hours may be used toward the maintenance for multiple certifications if the training was completed within three years of earning each certification. A separate maintenance fee is required for each certification.

For more information, visit the NRCA Certification Renewal section.


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