How to become an NRCIA Certified Roof Inspector

Earning your certification is a straightforward process. Complete our training, conduct a practice inspection, and meet with an Instructor.


The full onboarding process generally takes about 2 – 4 weeks depending on your schedule. Onboarding is fully online, so you can earn your certification on your time. To learn more about the education program, visit:


Below is an onboarding checklist for new inspectors. Please note that NRCIA Affiliates do not complete the same onboarding process. Feel free to download the checklist and share with your team!



Have questions? Send us a message at to contact an NRCIA representative or schedule a demo.



ROI for NRCIA Inspectors

Return on Investment (ROI) is the annual return you receive on an investment, displayed as a percentage. For example, if the bank is offering a 5% interest rate, then you intuitively know a deposit of $100 today will return an additional $5 a year from now, making the ROI 5%.  


Payback Period is nothing more than time needed before you recover your investment. Let’s go back to our $100 investment, but make the annual return $50 (or a 50% ROI). If you receive $50 every year, it will take two years to recover your $100 investment, making your Payback Period two years.  


ROI and Payback Period Calculator


Below is a calculator that will help you understand the potential revenue by adding NRCIA inspections to your services offered for clients.  

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NRCIA Domains

NRCIA owns several dozen domains that will guide homeowners and your other end-users in their search to NRCIA services and, ultimately, to you. Here is a partial list of NRCIA domains that could directly benefit your sales funnel via leads.

IRE February 1-3, 2022

International Roofing Expo | New Orleans  February 1-3, 2022 



The premier roofing and exteriors event, the International Roofing Expo (IRE), is headed back to New Orleans from February 1-3, 2022. The show is taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 


Each year the IRE brings together thousands of residential and commercial roofing and exterior construction professionals to help them grow their careers and expand their businesses. This year’s event will feature the industry’s top suppliers and manufacturers, 60+ educational sessions taught by leading industry experts, and various networking events. To view the current floor plan and exhibitor list, visit


During the three-day event, attendees will connect with their peers while experiencing a full range of educational sessions and activities, including the return of the keynote session. The IRE is excited to have the honorable Reid Ribble, NRCA CEO, as the keynote speaker for IRE 2022.


Attendees that purchase a Conference Super Pass will have access to 45 conference sessions, 20+ show floor educational sessions, the exhibit hall, keynote session, and the welcome party. The Expo Hall Pass includes access to the exhibit hall, 20+ show floor educational sessions, and the keynote session. In addition, attendees can participate in NRCA special events and training classes for an additional fee. 


Register today and get a FREE Expo Hall Pass or 10% Off a Conference Super Pass. Click Here to Register


Guided by Informa AllSecure, the International Roofing Expo aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its event. To learn more about Informa AllSecure, and the IRE’s health and safety measures, visit our Health & Safety Page





What is a LeakFREE Certification?

A LeakFREE® Roof Certification is a formal certificate issued by a NRCIA member after s/he has performed a VisualROOF® inspection of a property following the NRCIA Inspection Protocols and has determined that the roof has met the LeakFREE® Roof Certification criteria subject to its terms and conditions.

What happens when a certified roof leaks?

Our certification services include stopping leaks from normal wear-and-tear, perils of nature, and third party damage. In the unlikely event of a leak, a NRCIA member will make a priority service call to determine the cause of the leak for a nominal fee specified on the certificate. If it is determined that the leak is from normal wear-and-tear or is covered under our repair warranty, it will be stopped at no additional cost. Fixing leaks from other causes is at additional cost, but is frequently covered by homeowners insurance. We are experienced in working with home insurers and will perform associated repair services for a fair price in order to keep the certification in force.

What happens if a leak occurs during the LeakFREE® Roof Certification period?

The LeakFREE® certificate holder notifies the member who issued the certification that a leak has occurred. The member performs a priority leak inspection to determine the proximate cause of the leak for a nominal service call fee. If it is determined that the leak was caused by a normal wear and tear or an error on the part of the inspector, all necessary steps would be taken to stop the leak at no additional cost to the certificate holder. If there is any dispute with the member recommendations, contact the Chapter President in your area.