NRCA Education & Training

NRCA Education

Get expert training from the industry's top association.

As the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology, and advocacy, NRCA will present a variety of educational events to help attendees grow their skills and knowledge. 

NRCA Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z

Tueday, March 7 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Cost: Members $695 / Non-Members $895

It is an employer’s responsibility to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) regulations that apply to his or her workplace and employees. This interactive class focuses on fall-protection systems and includes up-to-date state-specific OSHA requirements. This one-day class also features demonstrations of equipment and techniques for self-rescue and relief of suspension trauma. Prevent costly accidents by preparing with this safety course.

About the Instructor

Cheryl Ambrose, CHST, OHSTDirector of Enterprise Risk Management

Cheryl joined NRCA in 2021. Prior to joining NRCA, she was the National Health, Safety, and Environmental Administrator for the United Association, the labor union representing over 360,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, welders, and service techs in the U.S. and Canada. Cheryl has over 25 years of experience as a construction safety and health professional where she has worked as project safety manager on high-profile projects, regional safety director, corporate and national safety director for large general contractors and specialty contractors including union and non-union. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University where she graduated magna cum laude. She also has an associate degree in business management.

Cheryl holds the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) certifications through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). She has been a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for over 20 years. She has actively participated in the construction industry serving on numerous committees and continues to do so by representing NRCA including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10 Construction Standards Committee where she chairs and participates in numerous subgroups and was selected to serve on OSHA’s Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).

Cheryl is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction for the OSHA 10- and 30-hour training. In addition, she has held numerous trainer certifications in construction safety. She has also developed and facilitated trainer courses in a number of safety and health topics including fall protection, trenching and excavation, pressure testing, opioids, and suicide prevention, to name a few.

Roofing Alliance Construction Management Student Competition

Wednesday, March 8 | 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM 

The Roofing Alliance is hosting its ninth Construction Management Student Competition. This hallmark competition promotes careers in roofing industry management by challenging students’ roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills.

The Globe Life Field in Dallas is the project for this year’s competition. 

Five finalist teams will be selected to give 15-minute live oral presentations at the IRE in Dallas. Attendees can stop by room D163/165 and watch as each team presents their project. Winning teams will be announced at NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.

NRCA Foreman Leadership Training, Level 1

Thursday, March 9 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Members $695 / Non-Members $895

Take a proactive approach to employee education by sending your field managers to this class, which focuses on communication and management skills. Foremen often have excellent roof system installation skills but may lack strong communication and management abilities that would help them lead more effectively. This course teaches your foremen how to communicate effectively and work well with all types of people. Your foremen will learn how to handle tough situations tactfully, especially when disciplinary action is needed. They also will learn how to establish credibility, build rapport with crew members and motivate workers to improve job-site productivity.


Please note: 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.