NRCA Association News


RISE™ is accepting applications for the CSRP™ exam

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 09, 2016

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam, which will be held March 3, 2017. The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The exam will be scheduled at a testing center within 150 miles of your home and also will be offered at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas during the 2017 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA's 130th Annual Convention. The application deadline is Feb. 3, 2017. See more information.


NRCA University offers ProForeman Certificate Program

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 09, 2016

NRCA University's ProForeman Certificate Program allows roofing company employees to earn a certificate by completing a series of training programs and demonstrating their competence to perform work. After completing the program, employees should be able to demonstrate an ability to speak with company personnel and customers about roof systems and job sites, providing rationale for specific roof and safety system choices. They also should be able to articulate aspects of effective crew, company and customer leadership. See more information.


OSHA can enforce rule for drug testing and safety incentives

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

On Nov. 28, a federal judge decided the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can begin enforcing its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs, according to www.bna.com. Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said the industry organizations and employers seeking a temporary injunction against enforcing the rule had failed to show there would be irreparable harm to them if OSHA moved forward with enforcing the rule. Dec. 1 was the enforcement start date. See more information.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new member

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

Hy-Tech Products Inc., Broadview Heights, Ohio, has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress at the Governor level. Hy-Tech Products is the source for industrial and commercial roofing tools, equipment and service in the Midwest and specializes in built-up, cold process and single-ply roof systems. Read more information.


NRCA's Career Center offers a workforce solution for the roofing industry

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

To support your recruitment efforts, NRCA has launched an online Career Center that offers roofing industry employers a way to connect with job seekers. The Career Center provides job posting platforms, resources to help you find qualified workers, and recruiting videos to help you communicate the benefits of a career in the roofing industry, among other resources. See more information.


Online training module is available

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

NRCA University has made available its latest module of Design Essentials for Roof Performance, an online training program that offers an easy, affordable way to learn about designing for optimal roof system performance. The module, Single-ply Roof Membranes, provides an in-depth look at single-ply roof systems. After completing the module, participants will be able to contrast types of single-ply roof membranes and identify the most common single-ply membranes types and their characteristics, among other things. See more information!


Share NRCA's consumer website with your customers

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

NRCA's consumer website, www.everybodyneedsaroof.com, offers useful resources for your customers. Everybodyneedsaroof.com is meant to help consumers make informed decisions about maintaining or replacing their roof systems. The site serves as a comprehensive resource for homeowners, building owners and building managers and urges them to insist on only working with a professional roofing contractor. Check out the website.


Judge issues preliminary injunction to DOL's overtime rule

NRCA SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Last week, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction to the Department of Labor's (DOL's) overtime rule; the rule was set to take effect Dec. 1. With the injunction in place, businesses will not need to adhere to the new overtime rule requirements until the rule is fully litigated. The injunction is welcome news because it signals there is a chance the court could stop the rule from taking effect. See more information.


Servco offers savings for NRCA members

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Through NRCA's partnership with Servco, NRCA members are eligible to receive significant savings on medical and lifestyle programs. Benefits include 24/7 access to a licensed and board-certified physician in your state; a prescription drug card that allows subscribers to save 10 percent to 85 percent; and an alternative to long-term disability insurance, among other benefits. See more information.


NRCA and CNA seek entries for award

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

CNA and NRCA are accepting nominations for the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which honors charitable works by NRCA member contractors. Nominate any charitable project, activity or donation completed between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, for a chance to win up to $7,500 for your charity. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. See more information.


RCI issues call for abstracts

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

RCI has issued a call for abstracts for its 2017 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology Nov. 13-14, 2017, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla. The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. See more information.


Register for NRCA University's December webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

NRCA University will be offering two webinars in December. The webinars will be offered at noon CST and include Roofing Industry Technical Update Dec. 8 and Creatively Accomplishing Marketing Goals Dec. 15. The webinars are free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's November Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member David Maxwell in the November Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's November Details.


OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 23, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall-protection systems. See more information.


Alliance recognizes donors

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress provides roofing professionals with the opportunity to fulfill their philanthropic goals through its formal Planned Giving Program. Planned giving investments from individuals will help to fund research and programs that advance and shape the roofing industry for years to come. The Alliance has recognized individuals who have provided generous gifts. See more information.


NRCA offers Spanish toolbox talks publication

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

NRCA has made available a Spanish version of NRCA Toolbox Talks, which is designed specifically for foremen and trainers to review an important safety lesson with their crews each week. Each lesson is structured to allow for various presentation styles and includes the latest safety-training tips and key points to stimulate questions and discussion. The member price for the Spanish version of NRCA Toolbox Talks is $75, and the nonmember price is $150. Additionally, a free electronic version is available for members. See more information.


HomeAdvisor connects NRCA members with homeowners

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

HomeAdvisor and NRCA are partnered to connect NRCA members with motivated homeowners who are ready to hire. HomeAdvisor has surveyed thousands of homeowners to provide you with what homeowners want in a service professional. HomeAdvisor can put your business in front of its extensive homeowner network; more than half a million homeowners generate service requests each month with HomeAdvisor. See more information.


NRCA releases statement regarding 2016 elections

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

NRCA is pleased a vast majority of candidates supported by NRCA and ROOFPAC, its political action committee, prevailed in the 2016 elections Nov. 8. ROOFPAC invested more than $340,000 in support of 67 pro-growth candidates during the 2015-16 election cycle and achieved a winning percentage of nearly 90 percent of candidates supported. NRCA has released a statement addressing NRCA's policy agenda in the wake of the election. View NRCA's statement.


Alliance announces call for MVP award entries

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced a call for entries for its Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards Program. The deadline for entries is Nov. 18. MVP Awards formally recognize outstanding roofing workers who achieve work-related and personal goals to which others aspire. See more information.


Register for NRCA University's November webinar

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

There still is time to register for the remaining webinar NRCA University is offering in November. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. The remaining webinar, which will be offered at 11 a.m. CST Nov. 17, is "The FAA's New Drone Rules: What You Must Know." The webinars are free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information and register.


NRCA app offers members free access to NRCA's electronic publications

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

NRCA's app gives members free access to NRCA's electronic publications. Two versions of the app are available; the tablet app offers specific NRCA publications and is more interactive, and the smartphone app offers all NRCA publications in a PDF format. Members can download the NRCA app on their tablets and smartphones from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Store. See more information or download the app.


RISE™ fall newsletter is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) has made available online its fall newsletter. The newsletter includes information about RISE's new officers and directors, roofing and solar industry events, and solar industry news, among other topics. See more information and view the newsletter.


Camo50 offers NRCA members branded apparel and merchandising strategies

NRCA SmartBrief | Nov 11, 2016

Camo50 Custom Promotional Apparel and NRCA are partnered to provide creative branded apparel and merchandising strategies to NRCA members. Camo50 offers services including creative design, sourcing, decorating and fully functional e-commerce solutions. Consultations are free, and NRCA members receive special pricing for Camo50 services. See more information.




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