At this time, this class is full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact NRCA's customer service department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722). Thank you.
During a train-the-trainer workshop, you will complete a 10-hour accreditation program about how to teach torch safety. Through classroom instruction and hands-on torching activities, you learn the latest industry best safety practices for torch-applied roof systems. You also learn the teaching skills needed to train others about torch safety. After successfully completing this program, you will be authorized to conduct CERTA certification training for roofing workers. Authorized trainers receive training materials, including an instructors guide and English and Spanish editions of the CERTA student manual and training video.
This course will benefit roofing professionals at all levels who need to implement and expand their torch safety programs.
Note: Class size is limited; prior registration is required.
Tuition fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon beverage service.
NRCA's vice president of NRCA University
Amy has been with NRCA since August of 2011 and previously worked for the association from 1996 to 2004. Amy has worked
in training and education her entire career, including at Awana Clubs International—a nondenominational
children's and youth Christian ministry—and the University of New Hampshire.
At NRCA, Amy started her work in health and safety; her initial projects were helping to author NRCA's first Safety
Manual and Toolbox Talks. As part of the education department, Amy has helped with the startup of the Future Executives
Institute, shaping and teaching For Foremen Only, and implementing the growing ProForeman certificate program.
Amy's responsibilities include working with the education department and NRCA University committees to ensure all NRCA
University offerings are well-developed, thorough and meet member needs.
Richard F. Trewyn
NRCA's director of enterprise risk management
Rich joined NRCA in 2015. Prior to joining NRCA, he was the national safety director for TECTA, and he started his
career at FJA Christiansen Roofing Companies in Milwaukee in 1996. With a degree in occupational safety and health from
the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater and his numerous certificates and certifications within the safety field,
he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to NRCA. He is an authorized trainer for the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration's (OSHA's) 10- and 30-hour construction safety classes and an authorized Certified Roofing
Torch Applicator (CERTA) trainer of torch-applied system classes. He also teaches NRCA's fall-protection and CERTA
Bill is a third-generation roofing contractor who has installed all major roofing system types currently being used in
the U.S. He has been active in the roofing industry since 1981. He is an instructor for and consultant to NRCA and is
involved with training programs held in China and India. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University, West
Lafayette, Ind., and has served as loss control manager for Midland Engineering, South Bend, Ind. (1981-1996), vice
president of NRCA (1993-1995) and authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration trainer (1996-present). He
completed the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Trades Apprenticeship Program in 1985.
Location and Hotel Information
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare
10233 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Ill. 60018
Telephone: (847) 954-8600
Toll-free: (888) 551-3843
To receive NRCA's discounted room rate ($135 + tax), use one of the following methods to book your room. In order to
take advantage of the group discount, you must reserve your room by July 2.
Click here to reserve your hotel room online. This link and discounted rate will be available until July
Call (847) 954-8600 or (888) 551-3843 and mention the "NRCA CERTA Train-the-trainer" group rate or code "CT1" to
receive your discounted rate.
"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."
—Brian Laney, 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."
—Chuck Sadowski, 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."
—Shawn McGoff, 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."
—Paul E. Fisher IV, Fischer's Inc., New Orleans
"Great class—full of interaction and good information on how to become a respected trainer."
—Ronald Lechlitner, 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."
—Caleb Stauss, 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, General Manager, 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."
—Rodney Brown, Architectural Roofing Contractors Inc., Louisville, Ohio
"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."
—Peter Lang, 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."
—Jim Stalcup, 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."
—Rosendo Duran Gonzalez, MidAmerica Roofing, Romeoville, Ill.
Participants must be proficient in the use of a roofing torch, be able to speak and read English, and have some
experience training others.
Each Train-the-trainer Authorization attendee is required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire and submit it
prior to the start of the class. Please download the CERTA Train-the-trainer
pre-qualifying questionnaire and follow the instructions on the form.
NRCA understands circumstances may arise that require you to cancel your registration. If you cancel up to 10 business
days before an event, your registration fee will be refunded. If your cancellation is received 10 business days or less
before an event, you may send another person in your place or receive a credit voucher that can be applied toward any
NRCA University program during the next 12 months. Registrants who do not cancel before the seminar or do not attend
are liable for the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. NRCA reserves the right to cancel any
programs. If such a cancellation is necessary, registrants will be notified and an attempt will be made to reschedule
or make alternative arrangements. Registrants will receive a full tuition refund for the program. NRCA is not
responsible for other costs incurred. The registration fee is due and payable before the start of a seminar.
NRCA customer service For more information about NRCA products and services, contact NRCA's customer service department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to pay by check, click here to print an order form.