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Registered Roof Consultant - RRC®    

Applicants must meet specific requirements to become Registered Roof Consultants.  These requirements include verifiable levels of work experience and education, high ethical standards and a satisfactory score on both the RRC and General Consultant Knowledge (GCK) exams. 

Applicants who currently hold a Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) and/or Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) designation(s) are exempt from taking the GCK exam. 

Although there is no separate application for the GCK exam, as approval of the RRC application will qualify candidates to take this exam, there is a study guide available. 

See additional information about the GCK exam/study guide below.

RRC Application

Applicants must have at least 4 years of roof consulting experience.  Verification of one’s education and/or work experience is done using a point system.  A minimum of 100 points is required and is based on one of the following:  (1) work experience only; (2) experience and education; (3) experience, education and professional registration.

70 hours of continuing education through attendance at a minimum of 3 seminars within the roofing, waterproofing and/or exterior wall industries are needed for application approval. 

5 references are also required.

For more information, consult the RRC Application. Download an RRC Application and Study Guide pdf logo

RRC Application Process

90 days should be allowed for processing once an application is submitted to RCI.  The application will be processed within 60 days for an additional expediting fee ($50 member/$75 nonmember).  The RRC exam is administered online at over 1,000 conveniently located testing centers worldwide.

An exam registration form will be provided to the candidate when the application has been approved.  Once registered, the candidate will be contacted by Castle Worldwide, the Internet-based testing company, to schedule an exam. 

Computer-based testing is offered on demand to approved candidates subject to individual testing center hours and availability. Consult for testing center locations.


RRC Exam

The RRC online exam has 60 multiple-choice questions that involve the following topics:  codes and standards, materials and properties, assemblies, analysis and design, and evaluation and testing.  Some problems may involve mathematical computations that require familiarity with basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry.  The exam is 4 hours in duration.

RRC Application and Study Guide pdf logo

Note: RCI Educational Programs, in particular the Roofing Technology and Science programs (Part I and Part II), Professional Building Consulting, wind and drainage e-learning programs, Roof System Thermal and Moisture Design, and RRC Review and Update programs may prove useful for anyone planning to pursue the RRC credential.

RRC Fees

Application Fee Examination Fee
$350 - RCI member $250 - RCI member
$425 - Nonmember $325 - Nonmember

RRC Annual Renewal

A renewal fee is required annually, as well as 12 roofing, waterproofing, and/or exterior wall related continuing educational hours (CEHs).  All registrants are encouraged to self-report CEHs via the RCI website.  Directions for this process are available on the website at or upon request.


Annual Renewal Fee*
$175 - RCI member
$250 - Nonmember

*There is a 10% discount from the base renewal rate for each additional designation.

General Consultant Knowledge Exam


This exam tests knowledge common to all components of the building envelope (roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls).  This was designed to produce a more efficient testing process, eliminating common information being tested for each consultant designation. To earn the RRC designation, a candidate must pass the general exam as well as the RRC exam.  However, applicants who currently hold the Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) and/or Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) designation(s) are exempt from taking the GCK exam. 

If only one of the two exams is passed (the general or the technical), the candidate will be required to retake only the exam he or she failed.  The exam that has been passed will be valid until the candidate passes the other exam and the first consultant designation is earned.  Candidates who do not pass an exam will have the option to retry every six months with a valid application.

The exam is computer-based and offered at over 1,000 conveniently located testing locations. Visit Castle Worldwide for testing center locations. The exam is 4 hours long and consists of 90 multiple-choice questions which test knowledge in the following general consulting areas:  ethics, general skills, communications and reports, codes and standards, design processes, procurement processes, agreements, and construction administration.

All questions pertain to consulting practices in general and are applicable to all consultants, in spite of the discipline (roofing, waterproofing, exterior walls). 

General Consultant Knowledge Exam Study Guide pdf logo


General Consultant Knowledge Exam Fees


Examination Fee
$250 - RCI member
$325 - Nonmember

For more information contact RCI.


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