Illinois requires roofing contractors to pass an exam to obtain a license to work in the state.
Illinois requires the following roofing licenses depending on what type of work your company intends to offer:
Residential (Limited License)
Residential, Commercial and Industrial (Unlimited License)
Commercial/Industrial (Candidate must pass the Residential exam before taking this exam)
For more information about licensing from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, click here.
There are several companies in Illinois that administer the test, including Continental Testing Services. For more
information about the exam and upcoming exam
dates from Continental Testing, click
Although NRCA doesn't administer the test, it does publish the study materials you will need to prepare for the exam,
To order these books, you can download the Illinois Contractor
Order Form and order them for the NRCA nonmember price of $1,507.20, which includes tax and shipping.
Are you interested in joining NRCA? If you join, you will receive these publications as part of your New Member Welcome kit.
NRCA provides all publications necessary to study for the exam free as part of an NRCA membership. All are included in
an Illinois Roofing Contractor New Member Kit that you receive upon joining the association. If you'd like to explore
membership—which includes education opportunities, legal resources and technical information—please
If you have any questions regarding the publications or NRCA membership, please contact NRCA Customer Service at (866)
ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: There are other companies on the Internet that sell our publications, but NRCA is the ONLY official author
of the publications used for the Illinois exam. Purchasing these study materials does not guarantee you will pass the