Why Haag Certification?

In the roofing and insurance industries, the phrase "Haag Certified" carries a lot of weight. It indicates that you can effectively and efficiently inspect and assess damage. Your report conclusions have a deeper level of credibility:  your Certification training could serve as the extra authority you need if you ever find yourself at odds with another's findings. Ultimately, with the damage assessment techniques gained in your Certification course, you can increase your value as an inspector to your employer and to your clients. Being Certified could be the reason you get called on a job.  Other inspectors lack the skills and knowledge you've gained by passing courses developed and taught by practicing forensic engineers.



Is Our Program for You? 

Haag offers intensive three-day courses covering Commercial Roofs, Residential Roofs, and Wind Damage. Designed for the intermediate-level professional, our courses combine damage assessment training with comprehensive testing to ensure proficiency. Take a look at our Program Agendas and our helpful chart detailing topics covered in each Haag Certified Inspector class.


Commercial Roof Inspector Certification

In the Haag Certified Inspector - Commercial Roofs program, you’ll learn to assess damage to all major types of commercial (low-slope and flat) roofing systems. You’ll become well versed in inspection safety, roof area calculations, codes and industry standards, and weather characteristics. For each roofing type discussed, instructors profile manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs. The course covers built-up roofing, polymer-modified bitumen roofing, thermoplastic single-ply roofs (PVC and TPO), thermoset plastic single-ply roofs (EPDM, CSPE, PIB), SPF roofing, metal roofing, vegetated (green) roofing, low-slope roofing components, and roof coatings. Case studies illustrate real-world inspection scenarios.  BACK TO TOP


Residential Roof Inspector Certification

The Haag Certified Inspector - Residential Roofs program is designed to make you highly proficient with all major types of residential (steep-slope) roofs. You’ll learn how hail and wind interact with roofing, inspection safety techniques, roof area calculations, and applicable codes. You’ll also gain comprehensive understanding of manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs for each major roofing type — composition, wood shingle/shake, concrete and clay tile, asbestos, fiber cement, and various synthetic, slate, and metal roofing types. Real-world case studies make the information vivid and memorable.  BACK TO TOP


Wind Damage Inspector Certification

Holding Haag's Wind Damage Certification will show that you have an advanced understanding of wind types and related wind effects, for the purpose of accurately inspecting and assessing an entire building following a wind event.  Participants gain an in-depth understanding of all types of wind events (straight-line, tornadic, down-burst, hurricane) and their effects on major types of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems.  They also learn advanced techniques to evaluate and document damage to an entire building envelope (not just the roof) following a wind event.  Further, students develop the skills to differentiate wind damage from conditions caused by other factors, both natural and mechanical.  BACK TO TOP