Roofing Professional Program

120 In Classroom Hours

The Roofing Professional Program prepares students employment in the Contractor Trades industry. Throughout the theory-based lectures and hands-on installation labs, student will gain the knowledge necessary for roofing applications. Included are in-depth overviews of the necessary processes for preparing a roof, installing systems, and analyzing roof problems. The programs curriculum satisfies the requirements needed to obtain employment and/or career advancement.

This program prepares students for employment as a roofer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2012 and 2020 will grow by 11% greater than the annual average.


In order to be eligible for this training program, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of U.S. high school diploma (of GED) or its equivalent from another country. Students are required to have a basic level of understanding in Math and English skills. Prospective students must complete an enrollment form in order to complete the admissions process. Satisfactory arrangement for payment of tuition is required as part of the admissions process.

Grading Policy and Rubric:

Students are expected to attend all class days as scheduled and read any additional course material attached to each specific course module. Module quizzes don’t count towards the final grade; however, they must be completed as a benchmark of knowledge before moving forward to the next module. Students will complete the OSHA 10 course, and be required a minimum passing score of 70%. Students will have up to 3 opportunities to successfully complete the exam. Any student with documented disabilities may request additional time. With a passing score of 70% or higher on the OSHA 10 exam, and completion of all the required training, students will be issued an OSHA 10 license and Certificate of Completion.

Grading Schedule:

Letter Numerical Grade Pass/Fail Value
P 70 and above Pass
F 69 and below Fail

Course Hours Breakdown:

Roofing Basics 2.50
Roofing Systems 2.50
Tools and Safety 2.50
Material Planning and Ordering 3.50
Preparing the Roof 4.50
Laying Out the Roof 4.50
Installing Shingles 3.50
Installing Flashing Systems 2.50
Ventilation 3.50
Low Slope Roofs 15.50
Analyzing Roof Problems 11.50
Job Wrap Up 3.50
Hands-On Installation Lab 40.00
OSHA 10 10.00
Roofing Proposals and Sales 5.00
Sales 5.00
Total Program Hours: 120.00

Content Outline – Course Modules:

  • Roofing Basics – This module identifies industry facts, statistics, employment, roofing products manufacturers, and terminology.
  • Roofing Systems - This module provides an overview of system types, differences between systems, organic roofing, and metal roofing.
  • Tools and Safety – This module identifies the use of tools, safety procedures, fall protection, and ladder safety.
  • Material Planning and Ordering – This module identifies measuring methods, supplier considerations, estimating materials, and sourcing and ordering procedures.
  • Preparing the Roof – This module identifies shingle layers, tear off considerations, decking evaluation, staging, and commercial roofing materials preparation.
  • Laying Out the Roof – This module identifies leak barriers, installing drip edge, control line layout, shingle installation, low slope taper, insulation, decking, water drainage, and wind uplift.
  • Installing Shingles – This module identifies 3-tab shingles, laminated shingles, designer shingles, and fastening.
  • Installing Flashing Systems – This module identifies open valley flashing, closed valley flashing, woven valley flashing, step flashing, chimneys, and apron flashing. 
  • Ventilation – This module identifies problems with inadequate ventilation, ventilation systems, and exhaust vents. 
  • Low Slope Roofs – This module provides an overview of residential low slop, self-adhered membranes, restoring and repairing roofs, roof cooling, and improvements in low slope technologies.
  • Analyzing Roof Problems – This module identifies bucked shingles, blistered shingles, shingle blow off, granule loss, algae stains, and assessment and repair.
  • Job Wrap Up – This module provides an overview of clean-up procedures, client satisfaction, and ensuring customer reference.
  • OSHA-10 – This module provides an in-depth overview of the purpose and standards for a safer workplace, major areas in construction, employer and employee issues, how and when to contact OSHA, the protections that OSHA provides, safety practices relevant to the construction industry, and precautions against hazards on the job.
  • Hands-On Installation – This module provides a hands-on look at safety gear procedures, tool safety, installing water barriers, installer underlayment, 3-tab shingle installation, laminate shingle installation, designer shingle installation, valley flashing, control line layout, layout estimation, and applying self-adhered membranes. 
  • Proposal Writing – This module provides an overview of proposal writing based on hypothetical data presented on commercial roof projects. 
  • Sales – This module identifies and defines the process of information gathering, preparing a proposal, and presenting a proposal to a property owner.

Textbooks/Learning Materials (included in tuition cost):

  • Roofing 101, student workbook
  • Hand and Power Tools, provided in class

Instructional Methods:

  • Instructor-led Tutorials
  • Hands-On Installation Labs

Class Attendance:

Student success begins with attending all classes to receive academic training and instruction! Therefore, it is imperative that all students are present for each and every class. Students that are unable to attend all classes must contact the College for guidance.


Students with Disabilities:

Students wishing to avail themselves of special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must disclose special needs at time of admissions; accordingly, every effort is made to make reasonable accommodations. Certain Courses may require manual dexterity. Please consult a Training Assessment Manager for further information.

Market Research:

According to the United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of roofers is projected to increase by 11% between 2012 and 2020 on a national scale. This projection is faster than the average for all occupations due to roof replacement needs and high job turnover. The median hourly wage is $16.97 per hour, and the median annual wage is $35,290 per year, nationally. 

Specifically, in Washington State the starting hourly wage is $15.00 to $45.00 per hour depending on skill set and job description. Typically, a well-trained roofer can advance quickly into management, logistics, or the sales force and then will earn up to $100,000 within the first year of employment as a manager or sales representative.  

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Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.