Roofing Apprentice Program
WORK PROCESS SCHEDULE – ROOFING PROGRAM HOURS
This instruction and experience shall include the following operations, but not necessarily in the listed sequence. Time spent on specific operations need not be continuous.
I. GENERAL – 400 Hours
A. Carrying and placing materials for use by journeyperson.
B. Material handling, setting up job site, cleaning up job site.
C. Hoisting, loading and unloading materials and tools.
II. COMMERCIAL ROOFING (SINGLE PLY AND BUILT UP) – 2,750 Hours
A. Safety aspects.
B. Removal of old roofing.
C. Preparing of roof surfaces for covering
D. Preparing materials and equipment.
E. Product identification, applications methods, manufacturer’s; specs.
F. Vapor Barriers.
G. Insulation installation; tapered insulation; coverboards.
1. Cutting, fitting, attachment methods, fastening patterns.
H. Single Ply layout, attachment, installation methods.
I. Single Ply flashing materials, details, methods.
J. BUR layout, application of asphalt, felts, caps, gravel.
K. BUR flashing materials, details, methods.
L. Drain/Scupper Flashing.
M. Perimeter edge materials, details, methods.
N. Completing job, cleaning up, breaking down, clean/maintain equip.
III. SHINGLE WORK – 400 Hours
A. Asphalt shingles, underlayments, rolled roofing.
B. Nailing patterns, proper overlap, etc.
C. Cutting of shingles at ridges, valleys, edges.
E. Cleaning and completing job.
IV. OTHER MATERIALS – 200 Hours
A. Lumber, fasteners, felts, underlayments, insulations, pitch, asphalt flashing cement, coatings, gravel, river rock, etc.
B. Tile, mortar, grout, water, solutions, etc.
C. Slate, wood shakes, sheet metal, and more.
V. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT – 250 Hours
A. Ladders, boom trucks, skytracks, aerial lifts, tankers, kettles, piping, mops, scaffolding, hoists, hydraulic buckets, hoppers, scaffold, ATV’s, wheel barrels, carts, axes, saws, knifes, shovels, rakes, brooms, trowels, hammers, levels, squares, punch, hand tools, chalk line, knifes, scissors, rollers, heat guns, drill motors, and more.
TOTAL IN-FIELD LEARNING HOURS – 4,000
ROOFER-RELATED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Basic Safety 15 Hours
Introduction to Construction Math 15 Hours
Introduction to Hand Tools 10 Hours
Introduction to Power Tools 5 Hours
Introduction to Blueprints 7.5 Hours
Basic Rigging 20 Hours
Underlayments 10 Hours
Nails, Fasteners, and Adhesives 5 Hours
Wood, Gypsum, Tectum, Concrete, and Steel Decks 20 Hours
Framing and Reinforcing 10 Hours
Welding, Soldering, Cutting 10 Hours
Insulations 20 Hours
EPDM 40 Hours
TPO 40 Hours
PVC 40 Hours
BUR 40 Hours
Metal Roofing 40 Hours
Gutters and Downspouts 15 Hours
Flashing and Trim 15 Hours
Physical Characteristics/Properties of Metals 7.5 Hours
Reroofing 20 Hours
Metal Fabrication (radial line development) 30 Hours
Mechanical Equipment (usage and maintenance) 20 Hours
Roof Coatings 15 Hours
Shop Production and Organization (Job Site organization also) 20 Hours
Research Project 30 Hours
Comprehensive Review 30 Hours
TOTAL HOURS: 550
* DOL apprenticeship program standards recommend 144 hours related instruction level and/or year.