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. There is no separate application for the GCK Exam, as approval of the RRC Application will qualify candidates to take the general exam. See additional information about the GCK Exam below.
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
Once an application is submitted to RCI, allow 90 days for processing. The application will be processed within 60 days for an additional expediting fee ($50 member/$75 nonmember). The RRC exam will soon be administered electronically at over 1,000 conveniently located testing centers worldwide. Target is September 2014. Paper and pencil venue will no longer be available. An exam registration form will be provided to the candidate when the application has been approved. Once the registration form and exam fees have been received, the candidate’s information will be conveyed to Castle Worldwide, the Internet-based testing company. The applicant will then be contacted by Castle to schedule the testing session. Consult http://www.castleworldwide.com/mainsite/ibtsites for testing center locations.
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.
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.
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. Currently, to earn the RRC designation, a candidate must pass the general exam as well as the RRC Exam. In the future, this will pertain to the Registered Waterproofing Consultant and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant designations as well.
If only one of the two exams is passed, 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 initially pass an exam will have the option to retry every six months.
Once passed, the general exam will not need to be retaken for the other RCI consultant designations.
This exam will be offered online as well (target is September 2014). It is 4 hours in length 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 process, procurement process, agreements, and construction administration.
A renewal fee of $150 for RCI members and $225 for nonmembers 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 http://www.rci-online.org/romm-faq.html or upon request.
|Application Fee||Examination Fee||Annual Renewal Fee|
|$350 - RCI member||$250 - RCI member||$150 - RCI member|
|$425 - Nonmember||$325 - Nonmember||$225 - Nonmember|
For more information contact RCI.