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Registered Waterproofing Consultant - RWC® 

Those who desire to become Registered Waterproofing 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.

RWC Exam Schedule and Application Deadlines


Exam Date Location Application
Deadline w/late fee
San Antonio, TX


The 3/6/15 exam in San Antonio, TX will be the last paper-and-pencil administration of this exam.  In the future, this exam will be computer-based at conveniently located testing centers.  Target date is June 2015.  Consult for the location of the testing center near you.

Application Fee Examination Fee Annual Renewal Fee*
$225 - RCI member $175 - RCI member $175 - RCI member
$300 - Nonmember $225 - Nonmember $250 - Nonmember

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

RWC Application

Those who desire to become a Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) must substantiate certain requirements before qualifying to take the RWC exam. These requirements include documenting levels of work experience and education, and offering proof of high ethical standards. The Application for Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) 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 waterproofing or 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, or waterproofing industries.

For more information, consult the RWC Application.

Download an RWC Application and Study Guide (.pdf) pdf logo

RWC Application Process


An RWC 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 RWC 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 RWC title within that time period.

Finally, to qualify for the RWC registration, the candidate must complete the written exam and earn a satisfactory score.


RWC Exam

Consult the Exam Schedule above or the RCI Events Calendar for the current schedule.

Part 1 of the exam is multiple choice and tests general knowledge.

Part 2 features a variety of problem solving questions.

Download an RWC Application and Study Guide (.pdf) pdf logo

Note: RCI Educational Programs, in particular the Waterproofing program, may prove useful for anyone planning to pursue the RWC credential.


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.

For more information contact RCI.


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