Illinois requires roofing contractors to pass an exam to obtain a license to work in the state.
Illinois requires the following roofing licenses depending on what type of work your company intends to offer:
For more information about licensing from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, click here.
There are several companies in Illinois that administer the test, including Continental Testing Services. For more information about the exam and upcoming exam dates from Continental Testing, click here.
Although NRCA doesn't administer the test, it does publish the study materials you will need to prepare for the exam, including:
The four-volume manual gives you comprehensive information about low- and steep-slope roof system design, materials and installation.BUY NOW
This unbiased, authoritative reference guide of industry best practices for the repair of low-slope membrane roof systems.BUY NOW
NRCA's safety manual gives you updated and expanded explanations of OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations along with industry practices developed and compiled to improve worker safety.BUY NOW
Put a wealth of safety and health information in your workers' pockets.BUY NOW
This publication addresses installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures.BUY NOW
This manual will provide you with the latest information on proper design; quality materials and workmanship; weather considerations; slope and drainage; and much more.BUY NOW
This document also provides you with detailed information and checklists for complying with OSHA and EPA regulations.BUY NOW
NRCA has a list of the suggested study areas from each publication:
To order these publications, you can click here to download the Illinois Contractor Order Form and order them for the NRCA nonmember price of $2,162.42, which includes tax and shipping.
Are you interested in joining NRCA? If you join, you will receive these publications at a special new member price.
If you'd like to explore membership—which includes education opportunities, legal resources and technical information—please call (800) 323-9545.
If you have any questions regarding the publications or NRCA membership, please contact NRCA Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: There are other companies on the Internet that sell our publications, but NRCA is the ONLY official author of the publications used for the Illinois exam. Purchasing these study materials does not guarantee you will pass the exam.