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.
If an employee enrolled in the ProForeman program leaves his or her company, or otherwise will not finish the
program, a prorated amount may be applied to another employee, as long as the transfer is made within two years of
the original enrollment. After two years, no substitutes will be permitted; the company forfeits the remaining
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
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.