Installer Certification

TRI Installer Certification LogoTRI’s Installer Certification program is a one day course designed to provide training on how to install tile roofs in compliance with current code requirements. The course is based on the ICC approved Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions.

The TRI Certified Installer designation is targeted to entry level roofers, or more experienced roofers of other materials such as asphalt who want to expand their skill into tile. This course can also be used as a refresher for consultants, inspectors, and those on the roof that want to stay up to date on codes and proper procedures.

Lessons Include

Roof Preparation

Tile Installation

Specialty Applications

  • Single and double layer underlayment
  • Vent pipe flashing
  • Direct deck application
  • Batten layout options
  • Counter batten installation
  • Roof layout and load
  • Eaves details
  • Eaves at a flush wall
  • Flashings
  • Skylights & chimneys
  • Hips & ridges
  • Valleys
  • Gable and eave installation—barrel tile
  • Dormer vents
  • Slope change applications
  • Gutters
  • Tile repairs and replacements
  • Pre-engineered roof system
  • High-wind conditions



The one day program ends with a 50-question, open book test. Once passed, certified installers receive their TRI Installer Certification Card which is valid for 2 years, and are listed by company in the Find a Contractor search on the TRI web site. In addition, companies can show the logo on their marketing materials stating that they have “TRI Certified Installers” on staff.