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CERTA applicator renewal

A certified roofing torch applicator's certified status expires three years after his original training date. NRCA will send a reminder notice regarding renewal requirements to all certified torch applicators before their eligibility expires.

It is the direct responsibility of all certified torch applicators to notify their employers of pending expiration. The same sequence of expiration notices also are sent directly to the certified applicator's employer of record.

Note: You should contact your authorized trainer as soon as possible once you receive notice of your pending expiration to schedule your recertification training.

The CERTA recertification class is significantly different from the original eight-hour class. Participants are updated on the most recent changes to the best torching practices and are given an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use roofing torches safely. The CERTA recertification class is a four-hour program.

NRCA recommends completing the CERTA Certified Torch Applicator Recertification training course before your original certification expires. It is important you work with your authorized trainer or your employer to schedule your recertification training.

If you renew your certified status before your certification expires, it will be valid for three years after your ORIGINAL expiration, not the actual date you become recertified. For example, if your certification expires Nov. 1, 2007, and you successfully complete the CERTA recertification training Sept. 14, 2007, your renewed certification will be valid until Oct. 31, 2010.

You will have a 30-day grace period after your expiration date to complete the CERTA recertification training. You will not be certified as an applicator during this 30-day grace period.

If you do not become recertified during this 30-day grace period you will lose your certified status and be required to retake the original eight-hour CERTA applicator training class.

For more information, contact Diana S. Arroyo, NRCA University's assistant, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7597 or CERTAadmin@nrca.net.





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