Roofing Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Advanced Roofing 2018 ABC Roofing Apprenticeship begin?
Hiring takes place April-June, boot camp begins in July and successful candidates will be invited to begin the Apprenticeship program August 15. See our Timeline and Overview page for more details.
How long is the program?
The Apprenticeship program is a 3-year commitment that includes 144 classroom hours per year and 2000 on-the-job training hours per year (40-hour week) for a total of 6000 hours. Classes are held 3-hours, one night a week for the duration of the program. See our Timeline and Overview page for more details.
Will I receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program?
Yes. Successful students will receive a State Certified Roofing Technician Certification approved by the Florida Department of Education, Department of Labor and the Department of Veteran Affairs, Benefits Division.
Do I need to pay for the apprenticeship classes?
No. If selected for the Apprenticeship program, Advanced Roofing will pay for all ABC Roofing Apprenticeship program classes as outlined on our Timeline and Overview page.
Do I get paid for the 40-hours of work I perform each week?
Yes. The starting rate is $14/hr. for selected, qualifying candidates and increases annually for those who successfully complete the program requirements. See our flyer for more details.
Do I need a high school diploma or equivalent to apply?
A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred, though not required. See our Qualifications and Job Description page for more details.
Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
U.S. citizenship is not required, though you must be eligible to work in the U.S. See our Qualifications and Job Description page for more details.
What are the qualifications of the program?
See our Qualifications and Job Description page for a complete list of qualifications a job description.
What equipment or tools will I need after I’m selected for the Apprenticeship program?
- Straight claw hammer
- Knife pouch
- Steel toe boots
What happens after graduation?
Successful students will receive a State Certified Roofing Technician Certification approved by the Florida Department of Education, Department of Labor, and the Department of Veteran Affairs, Benefits Division. The rest is up to you! Many students go on to pursue careers as Foreman, Superintendents, Project Managers, Estimators, and Construction Managers, increasing their leadership skills and earning potential.
Can I earn college credits?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can go on to earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from Broward College through a newly developed partnership.
Roofing Apprenticeship Resources
Class Overview & Timeline
The Apprenticeship Program is a 3-year commitment. See the program timeline.