CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
The Certified Roofing Torch Applicator (CERTA) program has been designed to address the concerns of building owners, roofing contractors, the insurance industry, fire and code authorities, roofing material manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and fuel suppliers.
This program provides the latest best practices and new industry requirements for the safe use of roofing torches.
The number of serious roofing torch-related fire incidents has decreased significantly since 2004 when the CERTA program was implemented in the roofing industry. For example, in 2002, one major insurance company paid 35 roofing torch-related fire losses of more than $1,000 and 11 of more than $500,000. In 2005, after only one year of the CERTA program implementation, the same insurance company paid 13 losses of more than $1000, including only two of more than $500,000. The CERTA program had made a significant effect on the safe use of roofing torches throughout the roofing industry.
For more information, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or firstname.lastname@example.org