CERTA — NRCA Certified Roofing
Torch Applicator Program.

Safe practices for roofing torch use.
Since the implementation of the CERTA program, CNA has
helped roofing contractors save over $12 million in potential
incurred claims. And thanks for your continued commitment
to safety!

Only 20 seats available per class!!

Anyone with torch experience and ready to move to the next level reserve your seat now! Limited seating to ensure that each participant gets the personal instruction needed for the torch certification program. Student manual also available in Spanish!

Meet your trainer:

Joel T. Johnson, NRCA Certified Trainer since 2014, Roofing and construction business owner since 2001, Roofing since 1991, Author of the book “The Roof Leak Detective, Never pay for another roof!”, Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year 2014, Formally HAAG Certified in 2015.

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Why train and get the certification?

Our goal is to Empower the Skilled Workforce to earn a living to last a Lifetime by providing CERTA training to our clients, doing what we can to eliminate torch losses.

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Wrap Roofing

Roof Wrap is a temporary shrink film that protects the structure. Roof Wrap is used on residential and commercial buildings. Roof Wrap can last up to 12-months which is 5 to 10 times longer than a traditional tarp.

History of the Torch Safety Program.

In 1986, the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA), in conjunction with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, developed a curriculum for training roofing workers in the safe application of torch-applied roof systems. This program was named the Certified Roofing Torch Applicator Program, or CERTA.

In 2003, the insurance industry approached NRCA to address concerns about increasing incidents and losses occurring during torching activities by roofing contractors.

Program Description

The CERTA program addresses the safety concerns of roofing contractors, the insurance industry, fire and code authorities, roofing material manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and fuel suppliers.

Our Classes

"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 safe installations."