Those who desire to become Registered Roof Consultants must substantiate, to RCI, fulfillment of certain requirements. These requirements include proving verifiable levels of work experience and education, offering references of ethical standards, and earning a satisfactory score on a written examination.
|Exam Date||Location|| Application
Deadline w/late fee
|12/14/2013||New Orleans, LA||9/16/2013||10/14/2013|
|Application Fee||Examination Fee||Annual Renewal Fee||$225 - RCI member||$175 - RCI member||$150 - RCI member|
|$300 - Nonmember||$225 - Nonmember||$225 - Nonmember|
Those who desire to become a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) must substantiate certain requirements before qualifying to take the RRC exam. These requirements include documenting levels of work experience and education, and offering proof of high ethical standards. The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) Application document guides the applicant through this process.
Verification of an applicant'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.
The applicant must have at least four years of roof consulting experience. The applicant must also possess a minimum of 70 hours of continuing educational hours through attendance at a minimum of three seminars within the roofing, waterproofing and/or exterior wall industries.
An RRC Application must be received, along with the appropriate fee, by RCI Headquarters 90 days prior to an exam. The application fee is $225 for RCI members and $300 for nonmembers. Applications received between 60 and 89 days prior to an exam will be accepted with a late fee of $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Appropriate payment in full must be submitted with the RRC Application. Applications will not be accepted less than 60 days prior to the selected exam date.
After the completed application has been returned to RCI and approved, the applicant must submit a registration form for a specific location to take the exam (this form will be provided with application approval notification). Registration for a specific exam should be received at RCI no later than three weeks prior to that exam. The cost of the exam is $175 for RCI members and $225 for non-members and should be submitted with the registration form. An authorization letter and exam site regulations will then be sent to the applicant shortly before the exam.
The approved applicant is responsible for all travel arrangements associated with the exam. Approved applications are valid for two years and reapplication is required if the applicant does not earn the RRC title within that time period.
Finally, to qualify for the RRC registration, the candidate must complete the written exam and earn a satisfactory score.
RRC exams are offered annually at the RCI International Convention and Trade Show and at other times throughout the year. Consult the Exam Schedule above or the RCI Events Calendar for the current schedule.
The RRC exam is six hours long. Part one consists of 109 multiple choice questions on the following topics: ethics, roof condition surveys, audits or investigations, communications, testing, codes and standards, materials, construction documents, bid phase and construction phase. Part two includes 56 design questions. Some problems may involve mathematical computations that require familiarity with basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
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.
Annual renewal is required in order to maintain the RRC registration. Documented proof of 12 roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall related continuing educational hours must be submitted with the annual renewal fee of $150 for RCI Members and $225 for nonmembers. Accepted evidence of educational credit must include an official certificate or letter from the education provider featuring: the course name, date(s) of course, and number of hours awarded.
For more information contact RCI.