Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Residential Roofing

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Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation

320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 1(800) 560-6420
IDFPR Roofing Info Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Safety and Employee Protection 20
General Roofing Preparations, Decks and Membranes 17
Roofing Materials and Steep-Slope Systems 26
Low-Slope Roofing Systems 7
Measurement and Estimating 5

Total number of test questions: 75
Time allowed (minutes): 90


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing, 2014, NRCA. Buy from Publisher
2. NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roofing Systems, 2015, NRCA. Buy from Publisher
3. NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, 2016, NRCA. Buy at Amazon
4. NCRA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems, 2013, NRCA. Buy at Amazon
5. NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5th Edition, 2005, NRCA. Buy at Amazon
6. NRCA Repair Manual for Low-Slope Membrane Roof Systems, 1997 (Revised 2007), NRCA. Buy at Amazon
7. NRCA Safety Manual, 3rd Edition, 2012, NRCA. Buy at Amazon
8. NRCA Pocket Guide to Safety, 2015, NRCA. Buy from Publisher
9. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon


Additional References
(Not used to write questions)

1. Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act, Title 68, Part 1460 Doc Link
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