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CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization (Live course)


May 19, 2017
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare
Rosemont, Ill.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Item #: CLA-001258

Class description

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.

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 NRCA/MRCA 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.

Class size is limited; prior registration is required.

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Amy Staska

Amy Staska is NRCA's associate executive director of education. She works closely with NRCA's University Operations Committee to ensure its classes and courses meet professional developmental standards and exceed members' needs.

Bill Steinmetz

Bill Steinmetz is NRCA's risk management consultant. Steinmetz has been involved in the roofing industry since 1979 and started volunteering for NRCA in 1983. He regularly attends meetings for NRCA's risk management committees, such as its Health and Safety Committee and Safety Manual Committee.

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 ($139 + 14% 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 April 26.
  • Click here to reserve your hotel room online. This link and discounted rate will be available until April 26.
  • Call (847) 954-8600 or (888) 551-3843 and mention the "NRCA CERTA Train-the-trainer" group rate or code "CTT" to receive your discounted rate.


"I had a pleasant experience participating in this class and it was very useful as a reminder of the importance of safety in the use of the torch. Thanks!"
—Jesus A. DeHoyos, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Houston

"As a CERTA trainer I like the class because it helps me keep up with new rules and ways of doing jobs."
—Paul M. Anderson IV, Anderson Roofing Co., Inc., Albany, Ga.

"The course was very helpful. The instructors were very friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this training to anyone."
—John Higdon, John J. Campbell Company, Memphis, Tenn.

"This is my fourth CERTA class. The program has had some minor changes but the impact has changed our company's way of installing torch applied systems. The trainers are much appreciated."
—David Meyer, Warren Roofing, Cleveland

"Our company does not do a lot of torching but to keep refreshed on safety and torch applications is a benefit."
—Donald A. May, Advance Industrial Roofing, Massillon, Ohio

"The trainers are very clear about the material and make sure everyone understands."
—Alan Shane Smallwood, Roof Management Inc., Doraville, Ga.

"This course met my expectations and will also help me become a better presenter."
—Greg Cannon, Collier Roofing Company, Nashville

"This class was helpful. It gets one thinking of the best ways to teach adults. It is not as easy as just putting the information "out there.'"
—Edward MacFarlane, National Roofing Company, Albuquerque, N.M.

"Safety is a key element to the successful practices of our trade. The information presented in this class is very helpful in making that a reality."
—Keith J. Vitkovich, N.W. Indiana Roofers Local 26 JATC


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 CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization pre-qualifying questionnaire and follow the instructions on the form.


6 hours of Florida CILB credit (including WPS)
Provider No.: 0000936
Course No.: 0608980

Cancellation Policy

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.

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