Advancing the Roofing Industry with Education Initiatives and NRCA’s ProCertification™ Program Part 3

In this three-part article, members of the Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), are discussing a few ways that the roofing industry can prosper by implementing effective training, education, and national certification programs that further roofing professionals’ careers, stimulate economic growth for roofing business owners, and also establish more nationwide credibility for the industry as a whole.

  • In the first section, we focused on online educational programs that can provide young roofing professionals with the guidance they require to further their roofing education.
  • In the second part, we discussed eligibility requirements and the process a roofing professional can follow to obtain a national certification with NRCA’s ProCertification program.
  • In this final part, we will discuss a few ways that a national certification program benefits the roofing community.

Remember, the Roofing Alliance is a membership-based organization committed to advancing the roofing industry by providing funding for education, technology, sustainability, and philanthropic initiatives. If you are interested in joining an organization that provides mentorship and roofing industry scholarships to the next generation of roofing professionals, please contact us today.

Benefits of a National Certification Program in the Roofing Industry

There are many benefits available to roofing professionals through NRCA’s ProCertification™ program. Roofing professionals can achieve certifications after they have garnered the right knowledge and experience within the industry to be eligible for this opportunity. Earning a national certification in a specialized field in roofing can validate a professional’s expertise. A nationally certified employee is also greatly beneficial to the roofing company. Here are a few ways that both parties benefit from a national certification program:  

  • Roofing companies benefit because their company standards are being upheld. They also can ensure that their workforce is utilizing the most effective techniques and safety standards. Lastly, having credentialed employees enhances a company’s reputation because it shows their level of dedication and commitment to professionalism.
  • Professional roofers benefit because they become motivated to further their career through obtaining advanced certifications. They also obtain knowledge and experience that improves their performance in specialized roofing system installations. Lastly, they are more prone to stay at a company that is committed to their career advancement and is willing to invest in their future.  

A national certification program benefits the roofing industry in a plethora of ways.  It elevates the roofing industry to align with other trade professions that have some type of certification program in place. This program helps provide clarity and legitimizes many specialized roofing practices on a national level.

The Roofing Alliance is Dedicated to Furthering the Roofing Industry

The Roofing Alliance is a membership-based organization dedicated to the roofing industry.  It has provided over $5 million in funding for a variety of education and training initiatives. This includes allocating funds to construction management programs at distinguished universities, providing annual roofing industry scholarships, and also funding efforts for the NRCA’s ProCertification program.

Membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance are available to all roofing professionals. For more information on our organization’s objectives or how you can make a commitment to the Roofing Alliance, please contact us today.