Roofing Professional Program - Live Online

120 Hours / Varies / Instructor Led

Course Overview:

30 Hours Live Online Learning / 30 Hours Online Learning / 60 Hour Internship

Class Offerings:

EST Class Schedules:   Tuesday - Friday 8:00am-9:00am & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

March 5-March 29  |  April 9-May 3  |  May 7-May 31  |  June 4-June 28  |  July 9-Aug 2  |  Aug 6- Aug 30  |  Sep 3- Sep 27  |  Oct 7- Nov 1

PST. Class Schedules:    Monday - Friday 11:00am-2:00pm 

March 4-March 29  |  April 8-May 3  |  May 6-May 31  |  June 3-June 28  |  July 8-Aug 2  |  Aug 5- Aug 30  |  Sep 2- Sep 27  |  Oct 6- Nov 1

The Roofing Professional Program prepares students employment in the Contractor Trades industry. Throughout the theory-based lectures and hands-on internship, 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 Training Completion. Students have to complete the OSHA 10 exam before moving forward with the internship.

Grading Schedule:


Numerical Grade

Pass/Fail Value


70 and above



69 and below


Course Outline:

  • 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):

  • GAF, Roofing 101, student workbook

Instructional Methods:

  • Instructor-led Tutorials
  • Quizzes & Exams

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 email 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.

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.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **