Authorized CERTA trainers need to renew their accreditations every three years, and this program provides an opportunity to complete the required reauthorization. This class is significantly different from the original 10-hour train-the-trainer course. You will advance your training and facilitation skills and demonstrate your skills using a roofing torch. In addition, you will receive training that specifically addresses the requirements of the CERTA applicator recertification class. You will work through lunch during this six-hour program (a boxed lunch is provided). If you fail to become reauthorized within six months of your eligibility expiration date, you will be required to retake the original 10-hour CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization course.
NRCA will send a reminder notice regarding renewal requirements to all authorized CERTA trainers before their eligibility expires. You will have a six-month grace period to complete your reauthorization training; however, you may not schedule or conduct torch applicator certification classes during this six-month grace period.
Program prerequisite: Participants must have passed the original 10-hour CERTA authorization course and conducted some type of formalized training within 12 months before the expiration of their authorized status.
Note: You will have a six-month grace period after your expiration date to complete the CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization course. You will not be able to schedule or conduct a torch applicator certification class during this six-month grace period.
Each Train-the-trainer Reauthorization attendee is required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire and submit it prior to the start of the class. Please download the Train-the-trainer Reauthorization pre-qualifying questionnaire and email it to CERTAadmin@nrca.net or fax it to (847) 493-7898.
Note: Class size is limited; prior registration is required.
Tuition fee includes all course materials, boxed lunch, and morning and afternoon beverage service.
In addition to proper use of torches and safety procedures, I learned training techniques that will help in teaching this and other classes I conduct with our employees.
Safety Coordinator, William Molnar Roofing, Riverview, Mich.
The organization and presentation of material was excellent. The personalities of the trainers led to great interaction with the students. The opportunity to talk with other class members from around the country was beneficial.
Safety Manager, SDC Group Inc., Norfolk, Va.
This class was one of the most informative I have ever attended. If you are new to being a trainer, this class will be especially helpful in polishing your technique. I highly recommend it.
Titan Roofing Inc., Springfield, Mass.
Attending was worth my time and effort because now I can train my own employees without going to an outside source. Learning the steps needed to register a class was very useful.
Fischer's Inc., New Orleans
Great class—full of interaction and good information on how to become a respected trainer.
Hoekstra Roofing Co., Kalamazoo, Mich.
I came to the class with decent knowledge of proper torch safety procedures. But, after completing the CERTA course, I feel I gained a lot of valuable information that I can teach to others.
Don Stauss Big "D" Roofing, Ocala, Fla.
The class was efficiently presented and the time went very quickly. The subject matter is extremely important and valuable to all companies that utilize torching on roofs.
John Lupo Construction Inc., Aberdeen, Wash.
All furthering education for our tradesmen is a bonus. The ability to help our workforce perform their jobs safely in order to save lives and property is crucial.
Architectural Roofing Contractors Inc., Louisville, Ohio/p>
It was well worth my time taking this class. It opened my eyes to a lot of information about working with open flames that I never knew before. Our work is repetitive in the field and knowing the 'why's' behind the dangers helps us to apply and teach more effectively.
Bay Area Roofers & Waterproofers, Livermore, Calif.
Terrific class! Learned a lot about torch safety and how to teach and train others. It was well worth the investment in time and money.
Paragon Roofing Inc., Dallas
I received a lot of valuable information to not only keep me save, but to also help my coworkers have a better understanding of safety precautions in torching.
MidAmerica Roofing, Romeoville, Ill.
If at any time during an authorized CERTA trainer's term he is found not complying with the policies and procedures set forth in the CERTA program or takes any action or behavior deemed inappropriate relating to the conduct of his training efforts, NRCA may take the following actions:
The authorized trainer, individuals the trainer has certified and their employers immediately will be notified of these actions. Under no circumstances will NRCA refund tuition fees, certification fees or recertification fees paid by the trainer or on their behalves.