The National Roofing Contractors Association recently partnered with the National Center for Construction Education & Research to produce the second edition of NCCER’s Roofing Level 1 curriculum. NRCA and NCCER’s partnership increases consumer confidence that certified roofing industry professionals have the knowledge and skills required to do their jobs well.
Consisting of two levels, the NCCER Roofing curriculum helps roofing professionals prepare for NRCA ProCertification. Through NRCA ProCertification, skilled roofing professionals who meet all requirements and pass a series of assessments can earn professional credentials for specific types of roof system installations.
The NCCER Roofing Level 1 curriculum was updated with relevant information regarding steep- and low-slope roof systems, roof decks, roof insulation, rigging, sheet metal and substrates. Drawings also were updated, and two detailed modules teach relevant safety practices. Available in early 2022, the NCCER Roofing Level 2 curriculum will include training for more specific roof systems, including asphalt shingle, EPDM and metal roof system installations, among many others.
In addition to several NRCA staff experts, subject matter experts contributed to the development of the curriculum to ensure it meets or exceeds industry standards. Contributing to the effort were the following: Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Arizona Roofer and Waterproofing Professionals; Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati; Don Kennedy Roofing Co. Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc.; GAF, Parsippany, N.J.; Garlock-French Roofing Corp., Minneapolis; Mid-South Roof Systems, Forest Park, Ga.; Nations Roof, Mobile, Ala.; PDM Architects, Louisville, Ky.; and West Roofing Systems Inc., LaGrange, Ohio.
“Establishing roofing as a core NCCER curriculum will be beneficial to NRCA members who are experiencing workforce issues,” says Nick Sabino, president of Deer Park Roofing and chair of NRCA’s CTE/Workforce Development Committee. “Students in NCCER’s career and technical educational programs now will be introduced to a career path in residential and commercial roofing. Everyone at NRCA is excited the new curriculum will be in classrooms soon.”
“This is like the dream team. Partnering NRCA’s world-class subject matter experts with NCCER’s skilled curriculum writers has resulted in a product that can change the future workforce of the roofing industry,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “I am thrilled with the quality of this product and cannot wait for it to be deployed in schools and technical colleges everywhere.”
NCCER’s Roofing Level 1 curriculum is available for purchase at nccer.org/curricula.