How to Become a Certified Roofing Contractor

Are you on the hunt for a career in a new field? Are you just starting out in the roofing and construction field, and want to know how to become a certified roofing contractor? The construction field is evolving and growing by leaps and bounds. One of the biggest parts of the construction field is roofing, Roofers are in high demand and the pay can be great, depending on your position. This article will discuss everything you need to know and what you need to do to become a licensed roofing contractor.

First and foremost, when attempting to become a roofing contractor, the first thing you should do is apply to work at a roofing company. Experience is a must when it comes to becoming certified. What better way to gain experience than to work for a roofing company? Also, if you are able to gain employment with a roofing company, they will be able to assist you in finding out what is required for certification in your state and what resources are available at your disposal.

Subsequently, you should also obtain any available study guides and ensure that you study adequately for the contractor’s exam. If you are having an issue with finding any applicable study guides, you can check your state’s exam website. If all else fails, your local bookstore may have some available for purchase. Once you have studied and are ready, it is time to take the exam. You will need to check with your state’s licensing board to find out what the minimum passing score is. Once you have taken and passed the contractor’s exam, you will need to submit all of the required documentation to the state board, such as : proof of identity, any education and experience, test results, background and credit checks and any licensing fees that are applicable.

In conclusion, as previously stated, there are many things that you must do in order to become a certified roofing contractor. If you know any roof contractors already, they can be an invaluable resource and may be able to assist you in getting your foot in the door or, at the very least, point you in the right direction on where to find other resources. Once you are certified, however, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to your career.