ROSEMONT, Ill. — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced eligible roofing professionals now can complete the NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessor program remotely. This opportunity will only be available for a limited time.

NRCA ProCertification is the NRCA’s national certification initiative for experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge to earn certification in specific roof system installations. Qualified Assessors evaluate the hands-on performance of roof system installers seeking NRCA ProCertification.

Qualified Assessors work independently and generate revenue by charging NRCA ProCertification candidates an appropriate fee for conducting their performance exams; gain access to NRCA ProCertification materials, including educational content, resources, manuals, policies and procedures, and testing locations; and become experts in all aspects of NRCA ProCertification.

Rich Nugent, CEO of Nations Roof LLC in Mobile, Ala., noted how NRCA ProCertification can help employers present roofing work as a viable career option.

“Not everyone is cut out for college, whether it be because of the high cost or a lack of interest,” Nugent said. “The roofing industry offers a great alternative, and NRCA ProCertification gives men and women solid career opportunities where they can earn a good living and invest in themselves rather than heaping on debt. We know what a great industry this is, and we need to be proud of it and communicate its benefits loudly to attract people to roofing.”

Experienced roofing professionals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to continue advancing their skills during federal and state stay-at-home orders. Additional information, eligibility requirements and applications are available at