NRCA University provides train-the-trainer classes to authorize CERTA trainers.
CERTA-authorized trainers then can conduct training classes for roofing workers
who want to become CERTA-authorized applicators. For information about train-the-trainer
classes, click here.
Participants are taught how to properly use personal protective equipment and first-aid
procedures specific to torching activities, torch equipment safety, rooftop fire
hazard identification and mitigation, and post-torch work fire-watch techniques.
For a summary of torching application guidelines, see "New
A certified roofing torch applicator must renew his or her certification status
every three years. A CERTA-authorized trainer also must renew his or her accreditations
every three years. NRCA University also provides CERTA train-the-trainer reauthorization
classes. For renewal information, click here.
Roofing contractors employing CERTA-authorized applicators will typically identify
their CERTA-trained personnel to illustrate their companies' commitment to safety.
CERTA-authorized applicators receive and carry a personalized CERTA identification
card noting their successful completion and status in the CERTA program.
For more information, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA
(275-6722) or email@example.com.