Four years as a roofing worker is a prerequisite to enter the program.
Foremen must pass a reading assessment before being accepted. Reading competency
is a program element because a foreman needs to have basic literacy and reading
comprehension, and reading competency demonstrates aptitude necessary to complete
the program. (The program is offered only in English.)
Companies pay for the entire program upon acceptance of applications.
Fees are reduced for program elements already completed by the applicant.
A foreman must complete the program within two years from his or her acceptance.
After two years, a six-month grace period is extended before a participant is dismissed
from the program. To re-enroll, a company must submit a new application and fee.
Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Certificates are awarded from NRCA to a foreman and his or her company jointly,
rendering a certificate valid only when a foreman is employed at the company named
on the certificate.
A foreman must have been employed at his or her company for at least one year by
the time the certificate is awarded.
To earn a certificate at a new company, an applicant will not need to repeat most
program elements. A foreman will need to complete the elements specific to a company:
job shadowing and job-site inspection.
The new company will submit a new application, and the fee will be calculated accordingly.