Roofing Apprenticeship Program & Industry Training


The ABC Roofing Apprenticeship Program is a three-year accelerated program, offering a mix of classroom and hands-on training, in addition to on the job training. 

The program consists of 144 classroom hours per year, for a total of 432 hours and 2,000 on the job training hours per year (40-hour week) for a total of 6,000 hours. 

Skills Acquired

Students who successfully complete the Roofing Apprenticeship Program will be trained on industry-specific topics, by industry instructors and will have experience in the following areas:

  • Basic Safety - Complies with OSHA-10 Hour Training Requirements
  • Introduction to Hand Tools and Tools of the Trade
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to Material Handling
  • Overview of Built-Up Roofing
  • Roof Drains
  • Staging of Dumpster, Kettle and Chute or Crane
  • Roof Calculations and Measurements
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Nails, Fasteners and Adhesives
  • Physical Characteristics/Properties of Metal
  • Steel and Other Metals
  • Principles of Layout
  • Sheet Metal Processes
  • Rigging
  • Roof Flashing
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Soldering
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Overview of Low Slope Roofing Systems
  • Roof Decks, Roof Attachments, Testing/Estimating
  • Trim and Flashing
  • Tile Roofing
  • Hot Torching
  • Roofing Applications
  • Reroofing
  • Roof Insulations, Flat, Tapered and Crickets 
  • Application of Modified Bitumen: Field and Surfacing
  • Application of Hot Built-Up Roof Membranes: Field and Surfacing
  • Overview of Single Ply Roof Membranes
  • Application of Single Ply Flashings
  • Roof Panel Types and Systems
  • PhinoBond
  • Mechanically Attached Systems
  • Fully Adhered Systems
  • Hand Welding and Details
  • Liquid Applied Flashing
  • Low-Rise Adhesives
  • Maintenance of Adhesive Machines
  • Installing Standing Seam and Lap Seam Roof Systems
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Waterproofing and Dampproofing
  • Roof Coatings
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Cold Applied Roofing and Caulking
  • Spray Foam Roofing
  • Permitting/NOAs
  • Solar Roofing
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

Training in Action

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Forms and Information for Employers

Apprenticeship Program Flyer
2018 Roofing Indenture Form  
2019-2020 Contractor Sponsor Guidebook 
ABC Cell Phone Policy Contractor Sponsor 
ABC Institute Apprentice Electronic Application 
Apprenticeship Fee Schedule 
Code of Ethics 
Company Contract 
LAB PPE Policy Memo Contractor Sponsor 
Participating Employer Apprentice Sponsorship Form 
Registration Form - Career Source 
Roofer Participating Employer Agreement 
Sponsor Contract Agreement





First day of Roofing Apprenticeship Program
First day of Roofing Apprenticeship Program