Training vs. Certification FAQs

Training vs. Certification

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:

  • Have their online application approved.
  • Pass an online, knowledge-based test at a local Prometric testing center
  • Pass a hands-on performance test conducted by an NRCA Qualified Assessor

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

Yes. Candidates can access NRCA ProCertification tutorials, practice exams, and readiness checklists at

Qualified Trainer

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!


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