Certification Program
Roofing Contractors
Of Montana

Certification Program for Roofing Contractors of Montana Provided Through The:


INTRODUCTION: The Roofing Contractors Association of Montana provides the Certification Program to increase consumer protection and secure the public confidence in the roofing industry by elevating the roofing contractors skills, knowledge and professionalism through voluntary self-regulation. 

WHO IS TO BE CERTIFIED: Individuals are to be certified, not companies. Certification is available for both Residential and Commercial Roofing Contractors. A Contractor can choose to apply for certification in one or both categories. Certification is open to all Roofing Contractors in Montana who meet the qualifications, and is not limited to members of the Montana Roofing Contractors Association. 


  1. Must be a principal in a Roofing Company domiciled in the State of Montana for a minimum of three (3) continuous years immediately prior to date of application. The company must have a fixed address with a physical location; a branch office can meet the requirements of domicile provided all other requirements are met. A principal is defined as one who is actively engaged in the day to day management of the business, and is also in one of the following categories:
    Sole Proprietorship Owner
    Partnership Managing partner, general partner, or partner with a minimum
    of 25% ownership interest
    Corporation Executive officer, or majority owner of voting stock


  2. Must submit three (3) satisfactory credit references in Montana for the firm as listed on the application.
  3. Must submit four (4) satisfactory business references in Montana – one each from a customer, a manufacturer, s a supplier, and a design professional (architect, engineer or construction manager).
  4. Must submit satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility as required in the application, consisting of:
    a. For commercial contractor applicants: $1,000,000 combined single limit general liability and evidence that the firm can obtain a $100,000 surety bond, cash bond, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit. 

    b. For residential contractor applicants: $500,000 combined single limit general liability insurance or evidence that the firm can obtain a $10,000 surety bond, cash bond, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit.

    c. Workers’ compensation insurance complying with Montana statutes and acceptable to the Certification Committee, including employers liability limit of 500/500/500,000 or greater.

    d. Satisfactory signed and notarized applicant statement. 
  5. Must pass basic business and safety knowledge exam plus residential and/or commercial exam with a s score of 75% or better on each exam.


I am applying for: 

q Certified Commercial Roofing Contractor (CCRC)
q Certified Residential Roofing Contractor (CRRC) 
q Certified Commercial and Residential Roofing Contractor (CC-RRC) 

Application and exam fee must be received no latter than 30 days prior to the examination date.


Name:__________________________________________________ Home Phone(____)______________ 
            Last           First                                      Middle

Home Address:_________________________________________________________________________ 

City:____________________ State:__________ Zip:______________ County:________________________

Firm Name:____________________________________________ Phone(____)_____________________ 

Firm Address:_____________________________________________ Fax: (____)___________________ 

City:____________________ State:__________ Zip:______________ County:________________________ 

Your Position with Firm:__________________________________________________________________ 

Roof Contracting Experience:
Years of experience in roof contracting business:______________________________________________
Years of roof contracting business with a firm domiciled in Montana:_______________________________ 
Name of firm or firms with which you were employed in the last three (3) years: _____________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Three credit references for firm: 

1. Bank_________________________________ Address________________________________________ 
Phone Number (______)_________________ Name of contact person __________________________ 

2. Commercial credit reference_______________ Address_______________________________________ 
Phone Number (______)_________________ Name of contact person __________________________

3. Other credit reference____________________ Address_______________________________________ 

Phone Number (______)_________________ Name of contact person___________________________ 

Financial information on current firm:

Please include copies or evidence of the following, as minimums, with this application:

 For certification as Commercial Roofing Contractor - $1000,000 combined single limit general liability insurance and evidence you can obtain a $100,000 surety bond, cash bond, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit. 

For certification as Residential Roofing Contractor - $500,000 combined single limit general liability insurance or evidence you can obtain a $10,000 surety bond, cash bond, property bond or irrevocable letter of credit.

 If your firm has one or more employees, check if you carry:

q Worker’s Compensation – please submit evidence of coverage, including employer liability limit of 500/500/500,000 or greater

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations will consist of a business and safety knowledge portion and a technical roofing portion. Upon receipt of a satisfactory application, applicant will be notified of manual and resources to help prepare for the examination. The certification examinations will be given each year at the Annual Conference site and at other times and in other cities as scheduled by the MRCA Certification Committee. Exams become the property of MRCA and the results will remain confidential.

RENEWAL: The certification period is for two years following date of certification. At expiration, certification can be renewed by:

  1. Meeting the same application qualifications outlined here with the exception of examination , and
  2. Providing evidence of having taken 6 Roofing and 4 Business Education Units (CEU hours) at approved workshops or seminars during the two-year period of certification, and
  3. Paying the Certification Renewal fee of $125 for an MRCA Member or $275 for a non-member. 

INACTIVE STATUS: If a certified person leaves the employment of the company under which form for certification was obtained and does not obtain other employment with an employer meeting requirements for a Certified Roofing Contractor, that person may apply for inactive status by notice to the Certification Committee within sixty days. To maintain inactive status, the person:

  1. Must provide evidence of remaining involved in the roofing industry, and
  2. Must renew certification, if renewal date occurs while inactive, by:
    1. Provide evidence of the 10 Continuing Education Units, as noted above:
    2. Pay the inactive status renewal fee of $62.50, and
    3. Will not need to meet application qualifications related to firm of employment.

Inactive status will be granted for no longer than two years, at which time the person must qualify for active status again or have certification terminated. 

TERMINATION: Certification may be terminated for any person by the Certification Committee for any one of the following reasons: 

  1. Failure to meet the requirements at the time of renewal.
  2.  Failure to meet the requirements of inactive statue.
  3. Disciplinary action by the Certification Committee. 

After termination, a new application and examination, at the full fee, will be required for Certification, and all requirements in effect at the time of the new application must be met.

Commercial Certification $250 $425
Residential Certification $250 $425
Both exams on same day $300 $475
Re-Take Exam $75 $150

For member rate, MRCA dues must be current.

Fees include application, processing, exam, recording, certificate, and one re-exam if not passed the first time. The application and fee are valid for one (1) year from the date of submission.


BUSINESS REFERENCES     [ ] General Contractor 

                                                      [ ] Customer 

                                                      [ ] Supplier 

                                                      [ ] Architect/Engineer 

A total of four (4) business references, one of each listed above, must be submitted to complete your application for certification. Check which one this is and have that person of your choice complete the bottom portion as your reference and return directly to the MRCA office.

APPLICANTS NAME ____________________________________________________________ 

COMPANY NAME ______________________________________________________________ 


I certify that I have known the above named applicant for ________________years and find him/her to be competent and reputable in the roofing contracting business for which certification application is being made. 

________________________________________ __________________________________ 
Name and Position                                                          Date

________________________________________ _________________________________ 
Company Name                                                               Street or Box #

                                                                                            City, State Zip 


Comments: ___________________________________________________________________


Return this form directly to: Montana Roofing Contractors Association 
                                                   120 East Main 
                                                   Sidney, MT 59270 
                                                   Attn:  Certification Committee 


The following is a suggested list of reading materials or study resources for persons wanting to prepare for the Certification exams. If you do not have them, you may want to borrow them, or, if you wish to have your own library, ordering information is given below. The exam questions have been drawn from these materials; 


NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5th Edition, 2001  
(available from NRCA, 10255 W. Higgins Road, Ste. 600, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607, telephone 708-299-9070) 

Volume 1

General Roofing Product Considerations
pages 11-24
Roof Decks
pages 41-74
Rigid Board Insulation
pages 83-126
Section 1.0 Section 10.0 Section 1.2 Section 2.1 Section 2.7
Section 4.0 Section 11.1 Section 1.3 Section 2.4 Section 3.1
Section 4.1 Section 12.3 Section 2.5 Section 2.5  Section 2.8
Section 6.0 Section 12.4 Section 2.8   Section 2.6  
Section 7.0 Section 14.0      
Section 8.0 Section 18.0      


Roof Membranes
pages 131-166
Built-Up Roof Assembly
Thermoplastic Roof Assembly
pages 271-277
Section 2.0 Section 4.3  Section 1.2  Section 6.1 
Section 4.1  Section 4.1 Section 5.6  
Section 4.2   Section 6.1  


  Polymer-Modified Bitumen Roof Assembly
pages 215-223
Thermoset Roof Assembly
pages 251-257
Section 5.3 Section 1.2
Section 6.1  
Section 7.1  

Volume 2

Architectural Sheet Metal & Metal Roofing
pages 477-577
Section 1.1 Section 2.5 Section 3.4 Section 4.3
Section 1.2 Section 2.7 Section 3.11 Section 4.6
Section 1.5 Section 2.9 Section 3.13 Section 4.9
Section 1.6 Section 3.1 Section 3.14 Section 5.0 
Section 1.7 Section 3.2 Section 3.16 Section 5.1
Section 1.8 Section 3.3  Section 4.0 Section 5.3
Section 2.3      


Volume 3

Re-Roofing Part 1 - Low-Slope
pages 677-723

Quality Control Guidelines For The Application Of Thermoset
Single-Ply Roof Membrane,  pages 878-891
Section 1.0  Section 2.6 Insulation Criterion
Section 2.1 Section 2.7 System Construction Criterion
Section 2.2 Section 2.9  Appendix 3
Section 2.3 Section 2.10  
Section 2.4 Section 3.1  
Section 2.5 Section 4.1  
Moisture Control For Low-Slope Roof Assembly
pages 813-826
Section 2.5 Section 3.2  

Volume 4

Low-Slope Membrane Roofing
pages 1029-1265

F.M. Global

 Data Sheet 1-28 Data Sheet 1-28R Data Sheet 1-29 Data Sheet 1-2

Uniform Building Code, 1997 Edition

Chapter 15, 1506.1  Chapter 15, Table 15-A Chapter 15, Table 15-E


NRLRC OSHA Citation Defense Manual  
(Available from NRCA, 10255 W. Higgins Road, Ste. 600, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607, telephone 708-299-9070) 

Managing a Roofing Company in Montana, Oliver, Edis. 1983
 (available from MRCA , 120 East Main, Sidney, MT 59270, telephone 406-482-1884) 

Department of Labor, OSHA, Title CFR 29, Part 1926, “Construction Standards”, revised 7/1/91  
(available from U.S. Government Book Store, 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1-C46, Dallas, TX 75242, telephone 214/767-0076 or U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, telephone 202/783-3238)

NRLRC OSHA Citation Defense Manual

 RESIDENTIAL SECTION NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5th Edition, 2001
(available from NRCA, 10255 W. Higgins Road, Ste. 600, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607, telephone 708-299-9070) 

Volume 2

Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems
pages 327-358
Section 2.2 Section 3.6 Figure 16 Figure 26
 Section 3.1 Section 3.7 Figure 23 Figure27
Section 3.3 Table 1 Figure24 Figure 28
Section 3.4 Figure 14 Figure 25  


Wood Roofing
pages 435-462
Section 2.2 Figure 1 Figure 21
Section 3.7 Figure 20 Figure 22

Volume 3

Re-Roofing Part 2 - Steep-Slope
pages 729-757
Section 1.0 Section 3.1 Section 4.1 Figure 2
Section 2.2 Section 3.2 Section 4.2 Figure 3
Section 2.3 Section 3.4 Section 4.3 Figure 10


Moisture Control & Ventilation For Steep-Slope Roof Assemblies 
pages 829-844
Section 1.1 Section 3.2 Section 3.3


Volume 4

Steep-Slope Roofing
pages 1266-1310

Uniform Building Code, 1997 Edition 
Appendix, Chapter 15, Table A-15-A 
Appendix, Chapter 15, Table A-15-A, 1516.3 


Managing a Roofing Company in Montana, Oliver, Edis. 1983
(available from MRCA , 120 East Main, Sidney, MT 59270, telephone 406-482-1884)


Please sign below. If you answer “Yes” to any of the statements below, you must attach a full explanation giving the nature of the event, dates and place of event. 

HAVE YOU (or a partnership to which you were a partner or an authorized representative, or a corporation in which you were an officer or an authorized representative) within the last five (5) years:

__________ __________ A. Undertaken roofing contracts or work that a surety
     company completed or made financial settlements on?
__________ __________ B. Had claims or lawsuits filed for unpaid or past due accounts
     by your creditors, including a governmental agency, as a
     result of roofing roof-related operations, or filed bankruptcy?
__________ __________ C. Been convicted of any felony?


STATEMENT: I affirm that the information I have given in this application is true and accurate, and I understand that any willful falsification or legal felony conviction while certified constitutes grounds for disqualification or revocation of certification. I hereby authorize MRCA to verify any information on references listed herein. I understand that the Certification Committee has the final authority to approve or disapprove all applications and agree that the fees cover the costs of this application and are not refundable,

Applicant’s Signature                                                                                                                      Date 


 State of Montana
County of 
Before me, a Notary Public, on this day personally appeared______________________________ 
Known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the Affidavit above.

Given under my hand and seal this __________the day of ________________________,20____.

(Seal or Stamp)                                                    ___________________________________ 

                                                                                Notary Public for the State of <Montana 
                                                                                Residing at _________________, Montana
                                                                                My Commission expires ______________

Date You Will Take Exam: _____________________________________________________ 

Study Manual $_____________ 
Preparation Seminar Fee $_____________ 
Certification Fee $_____________ 
Total $______________ 
Check Enclosed (Make payable to MRCA) 
Credit Card 
q        American Express  Discover  Master Card  Visa

Cardholder Name:__________________________ Account Number_________________________ 

Billing Address:________________________________________ Exp. Date:___________________


Roofing Contractor Certification Program
Administered by the Roofing Contractors Association of Montana

     In consideration of ( name of individual ) , a principal of ( name of affiliated roofing contractor company ) being certified by the Roofing Contractors Association of Montana (hereinafter referred to as the “Association”) and thereby being entitled to represent themselves as, and to have the benefit of being a certified Montana roofing contractor, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, ( name of individual certified ) and ( name of affiliated roofing company ) (hereinafter referred to as “Indemnitors”) agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Association, its officers, directors, members, agents, representatives, and employees (hereinafter referred to as “Indemnitees”) against any claims, suits, losses, damages, and expenses, including attorneys fees, which the Indemnitees, or any of them, may suffer as a result of the Association’s certification of the Indemnitors and Indemnitors’ holding themselves out to the public as a certified Montana roofing contractor.

    Indemnitors further agree to satisfy and maintain the requirements of the certification program of the Association and to conduct themselves in a manner so as not to cause public disrepute of the Association and its certification program. 

Signed name of individual 

Typed name of individual


Typed name of company 


Typed name of officer of company 




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