Training & Education

Research and Education Trust

The Roofers & Waterproofers Joint Research and Education Trust Fund is a jointly administered labor-management trust established to provide local unions and their signatory contractors with first-class training programs. read more


For those interested in joining the craft, there are dozens of apprenticeship programs across the country offering formal classroom instruction and hands-on training from instructors with vast experience in the roofing and waterproofing trade. read more

Safety & Health

Roofers face many hazards, such as falls, burns, electrocutions, and chemical exposures, and they face a high risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Health and safety is always first and foremost for our members on the job. read more


Our members are the best-trained roofers and waterproofers in the nation. We are proud to offer members a lifetime of education and training opportunities, including foreman training, rigging and signaling, competent person courses, and more. read more


Instructors can gain valuable experience and improve their credentials through the many courses and materials offered through the union. In addition, the Trainers’ Exchange encourages the sharing of documents and resources among trainers. read more
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