National Roofing Contractors Association | NRCA

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Established in 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association is one of the construction industry's oldest trade associations and the voice of professional roofing contractors worldwide. It is an association of roofing, roof deck and waterproofing contractors; industry-related associate members, including manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants, engineers and city, state and government agencies; and international members. NRCA has more than 3,500 members from all 50 states and 42 countries and is affiliated with 85 local, state, regional and international roofing contractor associations. NRCA contractor members range in size from companies with less than $1 million in annual sales volumes (46% of the current membership), to large, commercial contractors with annual sales volumes of more than $20 million. Greater than half perform both residential and commercial roofing work, and more than one-third have been in business for more than a quarter of a century.


NRCA's Annual Convention is held in conjunction with the IRE to give you the opportunity to network with fellow roofing professionals from around the world; see the newest industry products, equipment and services; and learn from the industry's leading experts. By participating, you'll acquire vital, practical information you can put to use immediately when you return to your office. 

NRCA Membership

NRCA Membership

Make NRCA your company's most important resource for success and business growth. NRCA members are part of a community—more than 3,500 strong—committed to advancing the roofing industry. Your participation in NRCA helps make the voice of committed roofing professionals like yourself more powerful.

Professional Roofing

Professional Roofing

NRCA's monthly publication, Professional Roofing, is the industry's leading magazine and provides subscribers with the most accurate, timely and objective information in the roofing industry. NRCA members in the United States are entitled to complimentary additional subscriptions for their employees. 



NRCA's weekly free e-newsletter  offers brief stories covering events and issues in the roofing industry and involving NRCA. NRCA E-News subscribers receive information about educational classes, industry meetings and conferences, current industry news, environmental and legislative issues, and technical advancements, among other topics.

Roofing Alliance

Roofing Alliance

The Roofing Alliance was established in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers. It promotes the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and charitable programs.

Roofing Day DC

Roofing Day in D.C.

Professionals from all segments of the roofing industry come together with "one voice" each year in Washington, D.C., to discuss the most important legislative issues affecting the roofing industry, including solutions to workforce shortages

Roofing Week

Roofing Week

Each year, National Roofing Week increases awareness about the significance of roofs to every home and business and shares the good deeds of the industry. NRCA encourages members to engaging in their communities. Roofing week will take place August 23-29, 2020.

NRCA University

NRCA University provides essential training opportunities for you and your employees that address leadership development, roof technology, safety and much more.

CERTA Training Program
The CERTA training program is ideal for contractors whose work involves torch applications. The full-day program trains experienced roof system installers on the safe use of roofing torches used to apply polymer-modified bitumen roofing products. CERTA training shows how proper roof system configuration design and application techniques can result in fire-safe installations. CERTA training sessions are offered each year at IRE (advance registration is required).

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Future Executives Instutue 
NRCA’s Future Executives Institute is a comprehensive and powerful learning experience focusing on leading and managing a thriving roofing business. This three-year program offers participants an in-depth look at leadership theory and practice, and a unique industry networking opportunity while developing their management and communication skills. FEI is built on 10 core areas essential to small-business operations: leadership, management, strategic planning, human resources, financial management, sales and marketing, roofing industry issues, risk management, family relationships/succession and personal-development skills. Courses are held at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and in conjunction with IRE and are taught by Northwestern University professors, industry leaders and field experts. Class size reflects qualified candidate applications and can vary. 

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NRCA PROCertification 
Through NRCA ProCertification, NRCA's national certification initiative, experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations. ProCertification exams are offer each year at IRE (you must apply in advance for the exam).

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NRCA Resources

The NRCA has a variety of resources to help roofing professionals and companies. From guides and tool kits to databases and help lines, you can find information to assist you with various areas of your business.