National Roof Certification and Inspection Association
In 1995, the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association (NRCIA) was born out of the evolution of the home inspection industry and its eventual standard to refer and defer any roof damage to a certified roofer. Today, the NRCIA has become THE authority in LeakFREE® roof protection by leading the industry in roof inspections and certifications.
The NRCIA is the industry leader in offering quality roof inspections to determine if the roof meets NRCIA certification criteria. Your NRCIA inspector will arrive at your appointment on time and will happily wear booties to protect your home. They will conduct a thorough five-zone inspection of the property’s interior, attic, perimeter, attached garage, and rooftop, and take numerous photographs of any evidence of roof damage or leaks. The inspector will then create a detailed report with complete photographs within 24-48 hours.Learn More
The NRCIA is the only national authority to standardize and regulate the roof certification, and only NRCIA members can provide the LeakFREE® roof certification guarantee. Our LeakFREE® roof certification is designed specifically to serve and protect the public, ensuring that the entire roof — not just the repair site — will remain leak-free for the full duration of the certification period. Find out more about what makes our certification so special and why you should only hire an NRCIA member to prepare your roof certification.Learn More
NRCIA members are professionally accredited to inspect and certify your roof. Members must pass training, adhere to strict NRCIA standards and code of ethics, and are licensed annually to perform roof inspections – so that you know exactly who is serving you. They are rated on a 5-star system and must provide top-quality service to maintain their membership status. Working with an NRCIA member is the most assured way for roof protection and peace of mind. Contact us today to see if there is an NRCIA member in your area.Learn More
LeakFREE® Roof Inspection Report
Introducing real professional assurance.
The NRCIA has designed the industry’s only nationally standardized and regulated roof inspection report tailored to the needs of both property owners and insurance companies. It presents a clearly defined scope of inspection, analyzes report findings with complete photographs, states certification eligibility implications, and specifies any professional recommendations along with a reliable and transparent proposal. Our report is widely praised for its professionalism, thoroughness, transparency, consistency, compliance, consultative function, helpfulness in negotiations, and cruciality in independent reviews such as verifying other contractors’ repairs. Our inspection reports are preferred by mortgage lenders, homeowner insurance adjusters, insurance companies, and in legal cases.
Only NRCIA members can provide the LeakFREE® inspection report, so schedule your inspection with an NRCIA member today!Learn More
Opportunities for Roof Professionals
With the amount of real estate turnover, current owner roof maintenance, and insurance claims, our membership program has conceived literally millions of roof inspection and certification opportunities across the country. Join the nationally recognized National Roof Certification and Inspection Association to expand your roofing services in this untapped industry.Learn More
I would like to thank the NRCIA for all the valuable information they provide to contractors who join. Since joining the NRCIA a few weeks ago we have increased our customer potential and income potential. We have already received a lead from the NRCIA on a commercial property that will bring in an additional 285K to our company. Thank you for everything!
Eric W. (NRCIA Member)
I would highly recommend the NRCIA for any one purchasing a new home and protecting their investment. They came to our house, gave us a thorough inspection of our roof, took photos, and presented us with a prepared booklet of all the problem areas. We hired them to replace broken tiles on the roof and re-seal several areas. Any questions or concerns I have are quickly and accurately addressed. The professionals at the NRCIA are all knowledgeable professionals and the only ones we trust with our home.
Susan Y. (Homeowner)
I have had the opportunity to enroll in and complete a number of certification programs by various trade organizations in both the inspection and construction industries. Without a doubt the certification program for NRCIA is among the most comprehensive and thorough certification program I have ever experienced. The program does a great job of educating in an easily understood yet very technical manner. I have inspected over a thousand roofs in my career but I have no doubt that now after becoming a certified NRCIA inspector it will only sharpen my inspection skills that will benefit my valued clients.
OC Premier Home Inspections (NRCIA Member)
Since joining the NRCIA, we have greatly benefited from its professional credentials, trademarks, training, inspection reporting and estimating software, and CRM to keep our small business on track for growth and success. Not only did it create additional revenue streams through inspections and certifications, but we also gained a significant competitive advantage through their recognizable “seal” as well as their thorough and professional inspection reports. Every report and proposal that goes out is generated through their simple yet effective online system, and the finished report has undeniably increased my conversion rate on jobs. In my experience, customers prefer a roofer who is NRCIA-certified over one who is not. I even use it to justify our premium pricing and reduce company liability in an honest, clear, and transparent way to all of our customers. I’m so grateful that NRCIA’s membership has taken me to a level of great success at such an early age, and I know I will be a member for life.
Cert-A-Roof (NRCIA Member)
I have been using the NRCIA inspection software for over 10 years. The inspection software affords me a very professional and efficient guide for performing inspections, estimating re-roofs and repairs and creating reports that conform to industry standards. Add to that being able, through the NRCIA process, to offer and issue LeakFree Certifications that add revenue to my bottom line by expanding my market. I am extremely satisfied with the entire process and happy that it keeps getting better.
William L. Hogue & Associates (NRCIA Member)
Please accept this letter as an unequivocal recommendation for NRCIA. It has been my extreme pleasure to know them for five years. I initially became acquainted with them by enrolling in, and completing the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association online courses… Following the course completion and introductory phone call, I flew down to Southern California to meet them in person. After completing a roof inspection together, they took the time to engage me on a personal level to explain the development of the business and his vision for success in the future. They were very patient with me over the next few months as they guided me through the online inspection program and its attendant possibilities for business growth. Over the past five years, I have never experienced a time when I could not easily access them personally and receive the assistance I needed to provide their product to my customer. I have recommended, and will continue to recommend fellow contractors to become part of the NRCIA team. My confidence in doing so is directly related to the solid business model and fair dealings I receive from NRCIA.
Roof Inspect Pro (NRCIA Member)
I would like to take the time to give my appreciation to the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association (NRCIA). Since completing the Roof Inspection and Forensic Roof inspection courses, my inspection service work load has doubled. The NRCIA training and inspection protocol is one of the best that I have encountered and I feel it has provided my home inspections a level of professionalism that has set me apart in the industry. Your protocol and certification provided me the missing piece to my ‘one stop shop’ concept for home inspections. Its emphasis on attention to detail and the layered procedure for inspecting roofs is fundamental in providing my clients with a solid understanding of the state of their roof before purchase. I appreciate the simplistic yet exhaustive results I obtain using your protocol. Time management is a huge deal when you are self-employed; your Visual Inspection methodology’s efficiency reduces my onsite time yet produces superior results. As they say ‘Time is Money.’ But more importantly, in home inspections, accuracy is money. I have had great success in definitively identifying the current state of my clients’ roofs, with no call backs or missed items. Lastly, having the NRCIA logo is a great enhancement to any report and marketing. The logo provides a level of legitimacy that I enjoy and sets my inspections above my peers who are required to defer any roof damage to a ‘certified roofer.’ The logo on my marketing and reporting instantly let’s my potential clients know that I am certified in roof inspections through a national training association and that they are getting a better inspection!