NRCA Slate ProCertification
The Final ProCertification test run was held at Renaissance Historical Exteriors in Belvidere, IL.
What is NRCA ProCertification?
You can read about the full benefits of ProCertification on the NRCA website. The program was developed to create a competent, sustainable, and high-performing roofing workforce. Among the program’s many benefits are:
- Creating a slate roofing related career path
- Elevating the level of installation
- Protecting consumers by ensuring consistent quality
- Full promotion of the program by NRCA to its members and the construction industry as a whole
- Ability of design professionals to add ProCertification to their project specifications
- Heightened awareness and amplified use of slate
What Stage is the NRCA Slate Procert in?
What took place at Renaissance Roofing on June 21st and 22nd was the 5th ProCert pilot exam. The others were held in Tampa, Norfolk, Ephrata, and Victoria, BC. The ProCert is a 6-8 hour test which asks a slate roofer to install slate on a mock up. A slater is expected to answer basic questions surrounding installation and this usually takes a bit over an hour. Next, the installer is asked to install the drip edge metal, underlayment, valley metal, step flashing, slate around a pipe, and slate both standard and random widths. The finished mock up looks like this.
Looking For Assessors
If you’re interested in helping out assessing whether a slate roof has been installed correctly, the NRCA is looking for more assessors. This is a paid position and it’s to be determined where the mock ups / exam will be held. If you think you’d be good for the position, you can reach out to the NSA.