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Reauthorization course

The CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization course is significantly different than the original 10-hour Train-the-trainer course. Participants will advance their training and facilitation skills and receive specific training on the requirements of the torch applicator recertification class. The CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization course is a six and one-half hour program that runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a working lunch.

Prerequisites for attending the reauthorization class:
  1. Applicants must have passed the original 10-hour CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization course.
  2. Applicants must have maintained their ability to use a roofing torch since their original training.
  3. Applicants must have conducted a formalized training class within 12 months before the expiration of his/her authorized status. (For example, a foreman who regularly delivers "Toolbox Talks" would qualify.)
NRCA recommends completing the CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization course before your original authorized status expires.

Authorized status expiration

A CERTA trainer's authorized status expires three years after his original training date. NRCA will send a reminder notice regarding renewal requirements to all authorized CERTA trainers before their eligibility expires.

It is the direct responsibility of all authorized CERTA trainers to notify their employers of pending expiration. The same sequence of expiration notices also are sent directly to an authorized trainer's employer of record.

If you renew your authorized status before it expires, it will be valid for three years after your ORIGINAL expiration, not the actual date you become reauthorized. For example, if your trainer authorization expires Nov. 1, 2007, and you successfully complete the CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization training Sept. 14, 2007, your renewed authorized status will be valid until Oct. 31, 2010.

Grace period

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.

If you do not become reauthorized during this six-month grace period, you will lose your authorized trainer status and be required to complete the original 10-hour CERTA Train-the-trainer course before enrolling in the CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization course.

Program note: NRCA will send a reminder notice regarding renewal requirements to all certified torch applicators before their eligibility expires. Applicators will have a 30-day grace period to complete their recertification training. They are not certified torch applicators during this 30-day grace period.

For more information, contact Janice Davis, NRCA's manager of education and risk management, at (847) 299-9070, Ext. 7505, or jdavis@nrca.net.





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