Do you have Questions?

See our most frequently asked questions that you need to know about our roofing license exam classes.

Are you sure I will pass the roofing exam test?

Our students have a 97% pass rate on their first try no matter your background or experience we will help you pass your exam.

Do I really need a class to pass my test?

Most of our students haven’t taken an exam in many years and a 100 question exam can be a little scary for anyone. You may have roofing experience but this exam is different. After the class you will not need any further studying. Besides, reading 1000’s of pages on your own is difficult enough for anyone.

Our instructor, who is extremely experienced in the industry, teaching since 1998, has narrowed the books down to a 45 page booklet. Giving our students the advantage of acing this exam on their 1st attempt.

Is the class worth the money?

Many people with roofing experience feel their experience will help them pass the test. However, this exam unfortunately, is not all based on your roofing knowledge.

Our class can save you the time guessing what may be on the exam. Talk to a licensed tax professional on tuition as a deduction in your taxes. Read our reviews and testimonials, you will see what they said about our class and if the class was a good investment.

What is your students exam-passing rate?

As of November of 2021 we have 1,853 students pass. 97% have passed on the first attempt. The students who have not passed on the first try, generally English is not their first language. However 100% of our students have passed the exam.

How long is the class?

Residential class is 2 days.

Unlimited (Residential, Commercial, & Industrial) is 3 days.

What materials do I need before showing up for your course?

None. You do not need to study beforehand. Just bring yourself and we will provide the rest.

Do I need to get my Residential License
before my Unlimited License?

No, if you do not have any license you can apply for the Unlimited exam.
The Unlimited exam will read: Residential Commercial and Industrial.

If I already have a Residential Roofing Contractor license, can I convert it to an Unlimited Roofing Contractor license?

Yes — but only if you have held your license for at least one year. You will need to take your “Unlimited” course. Our Unlimited Roofing License Exam Preparation course covers all topics on this exam.

Class hours: 8:00am-4:00pm.

Classes are held a week before the exam, so everything is fresh in your mind.

At the end of each day, we administer a practice exam. Our instructor will evaluate the exam on the spot and provides recommendations about where further study is needed.

How frequently are state exams administered, and what is the deadline to register?

Registration Deadline is October 4, 2021, for the November 10, 2021 Exam. Contact us or reserve your spot today.

The exam is held in two testing locations:
Springfield, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Class hours: 8:00am-4:00pm.

Classes are held a week before the exam, so everything is fresh in your mind.

At the end of each day, we administer a practice exam. Our instructor will evaluate the exam on the spot and provides recommendations about where further study is needed.

Do I really need a roofing license in the State of Illinois?

Yes. The Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act and the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act require any person or company presenting as a roofing contractor in the state and/or working for others in a manner involving construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, repair or waterproofing of roofs in Illinois to be a licensed roofing contractor.

Where do I register for the state exam to become a licensed roofing contractor in Illinois?

Continental Testing Services, Inc., a company that designs, develops and administers many kinds of professional licensure examinations in several states and cities, including Illinois and Chicago.

To register for the State of Illinois Roofing Contractors Exam you must fill out an online application at Continental Testing Services. We recommend that you contact Kathy McShane directly at (708) 354-9911, ext. 107 for more information, or visit the Continental Testing Services website.
At the end of each day, we administer a practice exam. Our instructor will evaluate the exam on the spot and provides recommendations about where further study is needed.

Failure to be licensed properly can result in a fine of up to $5,000, per offense.

In addition, the law requires that a roofing contractor’s name and license number be affixed to all contracts, bids, building permits, commercial vehicles and advertisements.

Failure to display this information can result in a fine of $1,000, per day (note that the fine is $250, per day for failing to display this required information on commercial vehicles. The fine typically is dismissed if the violation is corrected before a scheduled hearing).

Why Choose Roofing School of America?

We’ve helped over 1,853 contractors with experience or no experience pass their roofing exam on the first try. With a 97% passing rate, we’ll get you prepared for not just your test, but also your career. Contact us and ask us how we can help change your career path.

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This is a must take preparation course for the Illinois Roofing Exam. I was very nervous and have heard several horror stories from other contractors that have failed the exam multiple times. Upon completion of this course, I have all the confidence in the world that I will pass with flying colors. I would like to give a big thanks to Del, Dalia, and the Illinois Roofing School for making this so easy!

Jason Q

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