Introduction to Roofing

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Course Highlights

CRA’s Introduction to Roofing course will expose your employees to the basics of roofing, teach them what they are doing, why they are doing it, and upon completion, give them an understanding that roofing can lead to several career paths within the industry. Retaining good employees is important to all of us and providing them the education they need is a proven method of retention!

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Details about Course:
  • Next start date: See our event calendar.
  • Location: CRA Training Center, 1660 Jasper Street, Unit I, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 6 day course, of which 50% is hands-on installation techniques/training
  • We have successfully trained over 350 students since establishing the course in the spring of 2012!
  • Course to include: safety, introduction to roofing, steep and low slope systems, single ply, metal roofing and coatings/waterproofing
  • From the front desk to the estimator, supply counter and installer out in the field, this course will benefit roofing contractors, consultants, designers, manufacturers and distributors.
  • Small class size: Maximum 16 students
  • Students will receive a “Certificate of Completion” upon passing the course.

Total MEMBER Investment: $600.00

Total NON-Member Investment: $1000.00

CRA Member Continuing Involvement Units (CIUs) = 8 per person

Introduction to Roofing Course Curriculum
Week 1 Introduction
Steep Slope Roofing – Overview
Week 2 Steep Slope (underlayment & flashing details)
Asphalt Shingles (overview)
Week 3 Other Steep Slope Systems
Low Slope Roofing – Overview
Week 4 Single Ply – Thermoset (EPDM, etc)
Single Ply – Thermoplastic (TPO, PVC)
Week 5 Metal Roofing
Coatings and Waterproofing
Week 6 Make-up Session / Review
Final Exam
  • CRA classes are limited to two students per company.*
  • Student will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

*Course may be cancelled if class minimums are not met.

Terms & Conditions

By registering to attend a class at the CRA Training Center, you CONFIRM and ACCEPT the following terms, conditions and policies:

Terms and Conditions: Payment is required prior to class. If we have not received payment by the day of class you will NOT be allowed to attend the course. I understand and accept this policy.

Class Changes and Cancellations: A class will be closed when it reaches its maximum enrollment, so register early. The CRA Training Center reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient enrollment. Course cancellations will be made at least one week prior to the course start date. Students enrolled in a cancelled class are entitled to a full refund, or the payment may be transferred to another course that is held within one calendar year.

Refund Policy: If a cancellation notice is received in writing 7 days prior to the start of the course, a full (100%) refund will be issued within two weeks of the start of the class. In the event that the student needs to cancel for any reason within the first three days of the course, a prorated refund will be issued within two weeks from the date of receipt of the written notice of cancellation. No credit will be given for partial classes/sessions taken. Absolutely no REFUNDS or CREDITS will be given for cancellations received after 50% completion of the course.

This is what some of our students had to say about the course:

“Taking this roofing course has increased my ability and confidence in helping meet the needs of my clientele even more than I had anticipated. I found it to be extremely beneficial to the future of my career in the roofing industry.”

“The hands-on experience is by far the ‘key’ to this course and roofing in general.”

“As a service tech, I have seen a lot of improper installations of roofing and I have grown to recognize necessary specs that are not code or required. Steve the instructor of the course has been aware and demonstrates the correct, more efficient way of installation.”

“Overall, it has been a very good learning experience for me. I am still very new to this industry and this class has given me excellent insight to the many perspectives and opportunities that roofing has to offer.”

Our CRA Education/Training Committee continues to work hard to make this training program a success and we hope that the Introduction to Roofing course fits your needs and you take advantage of this valuable member benefit! Our future goal is to grow our training program offerings to include advanced and specialized training classes (i.e., Roofing 102, Metal 103, Tile 104, etc.).