Roofing Installer Certification (Individuals)

PCP roofing certifications have set the standard for the SPF roofing industry. Customers, contractors and organization, etc. recognize and specify the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) because of its comprehensive testing methods which validate an individual’s entire body of knowledge, skills and abilities.

Combining  study, discussion and hands-on practice, the SPFA PCP Roofing Certification elevates the skill level of Assistants, Installers, Master Installers and Project Managers.  Areas with specific focus include the basics of SPF Chemistry, Safety, Applications, Equipment, Troubleshooting, Inspections, Roofing Fundamentals and Project Management.

The industry-leading program and certification levels strengthen the entire SPF roofing industry by bringing a clear pathway to professionalism for both individuals and companies.  Consumers, home owners, building managers and design-build professionals know that PCP Certified Individuals have demonstrated they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to do safe, efficient and professional installation which are key elements in maximizing the benefits of SPF roofing as one of the most energy efficient roofing systems.

This industry-leading program and certification levels help strengthen the entire SPF roofing industry.


Level 1 - SPF Assistant

The SPF Assistant certification level is specifically designed for individuals involved in the assistance of safe and consistent installation of SPF in thermal and/or roofing installation.
 
  The Roofing Installer level is specifically designed for individuals with limited experience in the spraying of SPF roofing in a safe and consistent manner.  It is an apprentice level.
 

Level 3 - SPF Roofing Master Installer
The Roofing Master Installer has extensive experience spraying SPF in various applications and has demonstrated competence in SPF roofing system installation.


Level 4 - SPF Roofing Project Manager
The Roofing Project Manager has extensive project management experience project management experience in SPF roofing system applications.



Click HERE for more information in the Roofing Certification Handbook.     


SPF Assistant - Level 1

The SPF Assistant certification is specifically designed for individuals involved in the assistance of the installation of spray polyurethane foam in thermal insulation or roofing installations.
The SPF Assistant certification is the first level for BOTH Insulation AND Roofing.

Who Should Apply?
Anyone wanting to begin a career as a SPF Insulation worker should apply.  This is their pathway to professionalism in the SPF industry.

Assistant’s duties may include assisting in equipment and job set-up, substrate preparation, material handling  and staging, moving of hoses/scaffolding /ladders, masking, trimming, clean-up and other non-spraying tasks. No experience required.
 
Steps to Certification
Step 1 - Complete and submit documentation
  • Enroll in the program
  • Sign Agreement
Step 2 – Certification Exam
  • Certification Assistant Level Written Exam administered in person
OR
  • Certification Assistant Level Written Exam administered remotely (in your home, office or anywhere with internet) through ProctorU
 
Assistant Exam 
Written Exam (1 part)
Part 1 – Assistant
Knowledge Areas Covered 
Part 1 – Assistant
  • SPF Product Knowledge               
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety – General
  • Jobsite Safety 
   
Ways to Prepare for Exams
  • Exam Prep Courses  - They are offered in the following ways:
    • Online through SPFA – available on-demand
    • In person through SPFA at our annual convention (next one scheduled for Feb 2022)
    • In person through suppliers (check calendar of events online for upcoming sessions)
Maintaining Certification
  • Renew certifications annually (based on calendar year)
    • Complete renewal application
  • Recertify your credentials every 7 years
    • Complete renewal/recertification application
    • Proof of CEU required with re-certification (7 years)
      • 10CEU required for Assistant
Click HERE for more information on Maintaining Certification

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SPF Roofing Installer - Level 2
 
This certification is specifically designed for individuals with limited experience in the installation of spray polyurethane foam. It is effectively similar to an apprentice level. The SPF Installer has some experience in spraying foam with the guidance of a more experienced Master Installer or  Project Manager.

Who Should Apply?
Anyone wanting to advance his career in the sprayfoam industry. The SPF Installer typically does not have the skills and abilities to install on his own. This person ideally needs to be supervised by a skilled Master Installer or Project Manager. The SPF Installers  duties may include spraying SPF in different applications as well as equipment set-up/start-up/shut-down.

Steps to Certification
Step 1 - Complete and submit documentation
Step 2 – Certification Exam
  • Certification Roofing Installer Level Written Exam administered in person
OR
  • Certification Roofing Installer Level Written Exam administered remotely (in your home, office or anywhere with internet) through ProctorU
 
Roofing Project Manager Exam 
Written Exam (Combined – 2 part)
Part 1 – Assistant
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
Knowledge Areas Covered 
Part 1 – Assistant
  • SPF Product Knowledge               
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety – General
  • Jobsite Safety 
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
  • Jobsite Set-Up Procedures
  • Substrate Prep
  • Start-Up Procedures
  • Foam Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (Short Term/End of Day)
  • Coating Chemistry & Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (End of Job)
    

Ways to Prepare for Exams
  • Exam Prep Courses  - They are offered in the following ways:
    • Online through SPFA – available on-demand
    • In person through SPFA at our annual convention (next one scheduled for Feb 2022)
    • In person through suppliers (check calendar of events online for upcoming sessions)

Maintaining Certification
  • Renew certifications annually (based on calendar year)
    • Complete renewal application
  • Recertify your credentials every 7 years
    • Complete renewal/recertification application
    • Proof of CEU required with re-certification (7 years)
      • 15 CEU required for Roofing Installer 
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SPF Roofing Master Installer - Level 3
 
 This certification is specifically designed for individuals experienced in the installation of spray polyurethane foam roofing systems. The Roofing Master Installer has extensive experience spraying SPF in various applications and has demonstrated competence in SPF applications through a field examination.

Who Should Apply?
Anyone wanting to advance his career and be recognized for being a master in the installation of spray polyurethane foam by a third party, internationally recognzied set of standards. The Roofing Master Installer’s  duties may include all aspects of the installation of the SPF roofing system as well as equipment function/maintenance/repair, and an understanding of other systems as well as the proper installation of protective coatings.

Steps to Certification
Step 1 - Complete and submit documentation
Step 2 – Certification Exam
  • Certification Roofing Master Installer Level Written Exam administered in person
OR
  • Certification Roofing Master Installer Level Written Exam administered remotely (in your home, office or anywhere with internet) through ProctorU
 
Roofing Master Installer Exam 
Written Exam (Combined – 3 part)
Part 1 – Assistant
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
Part 3 – Roofing Master Installer
Available in both English and Spanish
Knowledge Areas Covered in Written Exam
Part 1 – Assistant
  • SPF Product Knowledge               
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety – General
  • Jobsite Safety 
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
  • Jobsite Set-Up Procedures
  • Substrate Prep
  • Start-Up Procedures
  • Foam Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (Short Term/End of Day)
  • Coating Chemistry & Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (End of Job)
Part 3 – Roofing Master Installer
  • Pre-Job Planning
  • Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Inspection of SPF Roofing Systems
  • Maintenance and Renewal
  • SPF Equipment/Components, Functions and Operations
  • Coating Equipment (Components, Operations and Troubleshooting)
Field Exam The SPF field examination covers critical-task areas of abilities that each candidate must have. The field examination is an “over the shoulder” demonstration of the SPF Master Installer’s ability to manufacture quality foam and coating in place.
Abilities Covered in Field Exam
  • Documentation and PPE
  • Pre-Application
  • Equipment/Rig
  • Application
  • Start-Up/Shut-Down
   
Ways to Prepare for Exams
  • Exam Prep Courses  - They are offered in the following ways:
    • Online through SPFA – available on-demand
    • In person through SPFA at our annual convention (next one scheduled for Feb 2022)
    • In person through suppliers (check calendar of events online for upcoming sessions)

Maintaining Certification
  • Renew certifications annually (based on calendar year)
    • Complete renewal application
  • Recertify your credentials every 7 years
    • Complete renewal/recertification application
    • Proof of CEU required with re-certification (7 years)
      • 20 CEU required for Roofing Master Installer
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SPF Roofing Project Manager - Level 4
 
This certification is specifically designed for individuals involved in all aspects of the installation and project management of SPF roofing.  The Roofing Project Manager has extensive Knowledge and Skills in all aspects of SPF in various installations.

Who Should Apply?
Anyone wanting to be recognized as an SPF project manager at the top of the profession after earning this credential compliant with a third party, internationally recognzied set of standards. The SPF Project Manager’s  duties may include managing all aspects of the project and installation of SPF roofing systems, as well as knowledge and skills in building science/design, material selection/estimating, and codes and standards compliance.

Steps to Certification
Step 1 - Complete and submit documentation
Step 2 – Certification Exam
  • Certification Roofing Project Manager Level Written Exam administered in person
OR
  • Certification Roofing Project Manager Level Written Exam administered remotely (in your home, office or anywhere with internet) through ProctorU
 
Roofing Project Manager Exam 
Written Exam (Combined – 4 part)
Part 1 – Assistant
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
Part 3 – Roofing Master Installer
Part 4 – Roofing Project Manager
Knowledge Areas Covered 
Part 1 – Assistant
  • SPF Product Knowledge               
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety – General
  • Jobsite Safety 
Part 2 – Roofing Installer
  • Jobsite Set-Up Procedures
  • Substrate Prep
  • Start-Up Procedures
  • Foam Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (Short Term/End of Day)
  • Coating Chemistry & Installation Methodology
  • Shut Down Procedures (End of Job)
Part 3 – Roofing Master Installer
  • Pre-Job Planning
  • Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Inspection of SPF Roofing Systems
  • Maintenance and Renewal
  • SPF Equipment/Components, Functions and Operations
  • Coating Equipment (Components, Operations and Troubleshooting)
Part 4  - Roofing Project Manager
  • SPF Estimating Guidelines for Materials Usage
  • Testing, Standards and Building Codes
  • Material Design Consideration and Selections
  • Roofing Fundamentals
    

Ways to Prepare for Exams
  • Exam Prep Courses  - They are offered in the following ways:
    • Online through SPFA – available on-demand
    • In person through SPFA at our annual convention (next one scheduled for Feb 2022)
    • In person through suppliers (check calendar of events online for upcoming sessions)

Maintaining Certification
  • Renew certifications annually (based on calendar year)
  • Recertify your credentials every 7 years
    • Complete renewal/recertification application
    • Proof of CEU required with re-certification (7 years)
      • 25 CEU required for Roofing Project Manager