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Illinois

Roofing Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

Illinois Roofing Contractor Licenses are split into Limited and Unlimited. Residential Roofing is covered under the Limited license. There are two types of exams for unlimited licenses. There is the Residential / Commercial / Industrial exam and the Commercial / Industrial exam. The Commercial / Industrial exam can only be taken after passing the Residential exam.

At RocketCert, our exam prep is designed to help you pass the tests on your first try. We also back it with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our training is offered in an online, self-paced format and is available on almost any device. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Illinois Roofing Contractor License.

  • $289
    Online
    Exam Prep
Individual studying for the Illinois Contractor Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Illinois
  • Limited Roofing License

    Limited Roofing licenses are made available to contractors whose roofing business is limited to residential roofing, including residential properties consisting of 8 units or less.

  • Unlimited Roofing License

    Unlimited Roofing licenses are made available contractors whose roofing business is unlimited in nature and includes roofing on residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Illinois Roofing Contractor RequirementsLimited Roofing Contractor
  • Identify the “Qualifying Party” that will take the exam (A qualifying party is the individual who needs to pass the exam).
  • Obtain $10,000 Surety Bond
  • Obtain insurance
    • $250,000 for each occurrence of property damage
    • $500,000 for each occurrence of personal injury or bodily harm
  • If applicant has employees:
    • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    • Unemployment Insurance
  • Pass Roofing Contractor Exam
Illinois Roofing Contractor RequirementsUnlimited Roofing Contractor
  • Identify the “Qualifying Party” that will take the exam (A qualifying party is the individual who needs to pass the exam).
  • Obtain $10,000 Surety Bond
  • Obtain insurance
    • $250,000 for each occurrence of property damage
    • $500,000 for each occurrence of personal injury or bodily harm
  • If applicant has employees:
    • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    • Unemployment Insurance
  • Pass Roofing Contractor Exam

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation at 1-888-473-4858 or visit Registrar of Contractors.

The state does not require continuing education prior to each renewal. Also, Illinois has no reciprocity agreements.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

A passing score on the exam is required prior to submitting an application. Contact PSI to schedule the examination. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. You must pass the residential exam before you can take the commercial exam.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, a PASS notice and application for licensure is sent to the applicant upon passing the required exam(s).

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

Illinois Contractors must pass two examinations: their Trade and Statutes and Rules exam.
To schedule your exam, visit Continental Testing or call 1-800-560-6420. To take the commercial exam you must first pass the residential exam.

Roofing Contractor Exam details Residential (Limited License) Examination

  • Total Questions: 75
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • CLOSED BOOK

Topics Include: Safety and Employee Protection; General Roofing Preparations, Decks, and Membranes; Roofing Materials and Steep-Slope Systems: Asphalt Shingle, Title, Slate, and Wood Roofing, Architectural Metal, Reroofing, Moisture Control; Measurement and Estimating; Non-Residential Roofing Systems: Metal Roofing Systems, Rigid Board Roof Insulation, Spray Polyurethane Foam, Waterproofing and Damp-proofing

Statutes and Rules Exam details Illinois Residential, Commercial & Industrial (Unlimited License) Examination

  • Total Questions: 125
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • CLOSED BOOK

Topics include: Safety and Employee Protection; General Roofing Preparations, Decks, and Membranes; Roofing Materials and Steep-Slope Systems: Asphalt Shingle, Title, Slate, and Wood Roofing, Architectural Metal, Reroofing, Moisture Control; Measurement and Estimating; Non-Residential Roofing Systems: Metal Roofing Systems, Rigid Board Roof Insulation, Spray Polyurethane Foam, Waterproofing and Damp-proofing

Statutes and Rules Exam details Illinois Commercial & Industrial (Unlimited License) Examination

  • Total Questions: 75
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • CLOSED BOOK

Topics include: Safety and Employee Protection; General Roofing Preparations, Decks, and Membranes; Roofing Materials and Steep-Slope Systems: Asphalt Shingle, Title, Slate, and Wood Roofing, Architectural Metal, Reroofing, Moisture Control; Measurement and Estimating; Non-Residential Roofing Systems: Metal Roofing Systems, Rigid Board Roof Insulation, Spray Polyurethane Foam, Waterproofing and Damp-proofing

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The exam prep includes math, plan reading, study guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Illinois Roofing Online Exam Prep

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Study Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Professional Test-Taking Tips - This section includes test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Other Features of our Online Exam Prep:

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References the exam is based on (Closed Book Exam):

NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems

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$219

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NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems

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$219

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NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roofing Systems

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$219

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NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing, 2018

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$219

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The NRCA Safety Manual

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$399

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NRCA Waterproofing Manual, 2020

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$149

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A Practical Guide to Handling Asbestos-Containing Materials, NRCA

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$179

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Repair Manual for Low-slope Membrane Roof Systems

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$399

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic Edition

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$89

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Roofing Construction & Estimating, Revised

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$49

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Print / Download to Study
Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act and Rules, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Free / Online
Illinois Administrative Code
Free / Online

Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

7-8 Book Tab Bundle

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$64

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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