CARE Contractor Training Center

Count on training from the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence to fit your goals and the way you prefer to learn.

Learning with GAF

To thrive in this industry, it’s not enough to build roofs. You need to build hands-on skills, product knowledge, business expertise, and much more. That’s why GAF CARE offers such a wide range of learning opportunities — to help you build your business.

On Demand Learning

Choose from hundreds of on-demand prerecorded courses to view when and where you want.

Hands On Training

Get in-person, hands-on training in residential and commercial roofing technologies, from installation experts

Business Seminars

Discuss business best practices with respected industry experts, and gain the strategic insights you need to reach your goals.

Courses on demand to fit your schedule

Whether you want to become a roofer, are an established roofing pro heading for certification, or want quality training for your crews, CARE training is available in person and virtually, where and when you want it.

Courses for every stage in your roofing career

The best never stop learning. That’s why we offer CARE courses for every skill level, from journeyman roofers breaking in their first nail gun to GAF Master Elite Contractors looking for powerful business-building strategies.

Steep-slope

Choose from a wide range of courses on installation, selling to homeowners, offering financing, and many more.

Low-slope

Find resources to hone skills from measurement to maintenance, including the popular Roofing it Right video series.

Clases ofrecidas en español

Many CARE classes are offered en español by native Spanish speakers.

Live Instructor-Led Training

Some of the best trainers in the industry lead interactive sessions and answer your questions in real time. Virtual and in-person classes are available.

Learn roofing techniques to save time and money on installations

If time is money, mistakes are money down the drain. CARE classes can teach your crew how to get it right the first time, and deliver a quality installation faster than ever.

Gain in-depth knowledge from respected experts

Choose from a wide range of business-building courses, led by experienced, seasoned roofing pros, ready to deliver focused, in-depth seminars on the topics that matter to you and your employees.

Business-building seminars

The Expert Value Series offers high-value, peer-to-peer expert instruction, designed to offer contractors transformative new approaches to boosting their businesses immediately and measurably. Available for residential and commercial contractors.

Recruiting

Learn strategies and techniques for attracting and retaining the high-quality, highly motivated talent your company needs.

Development and Planning

As a business leader, you’re playing the long game. That’s why EVS offers budgeting, planning, and business development seminars to help you create and implement effective long-term growth strategies.

Selling

Whether you’re looking for fresh in-home selling strategies or want to master the nuances of negotiation, EVS offers you and your team a wide range of market-proven insights.

Maximizing opportunities

Find out how successful contractors use financing, insurance knowledge, codes, and storm strategies to help their customers deal with their roofing challenges.

Connect with your GAF Territory Manager

To schedule or attend an EVS presentation, reach out to your GAF Territory Manager.

Other ways to learn

Protecting what matters most includes promoting the career growth of roofing industry professionals like you. In addition to CARE training, GAF offers a variety of learning opportunities to meet you where you are, with the resources you need.

Roofing Academy

Classroom and on-the-roof training helps new roofers prepare for successful new career.

BECOME A ROOFER >

Architect Continuing Education

Earn continuing education credits with our certified building and roofing science curricula

EXPLORE ARCHITECT RESOURCES >

Connect with a local rep

Our local representative can help create unique learning opportunities for you and your team.

TALK TO A LOCAL REP >

Training Documents

For a self-guided learning experience, explore our vast library of training documentation.

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Meet Our CARE Trainers

Our diverse team of GAF CARE trainers draws on decades of real life, on-the-roof experience.

Meet Chino Alvarado | National CARE Training Manager
Meet Andres Beltran | CARE Training Lead at GAF
Meet Mito Fuentes | The Company We Keep by GAF Roofing

Professionals recommend CARE

Pros from every level of the industry — single-roofer start-ups, multi-crew small businesses, and multi-state enterprises — count on CARE to hone the skills they need to achieve their goals. Here’s what some of them had to say.

Why take a CARE training course? | GAF Roofing
CARE: Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. Real testimonials from real CARE participants.
In-Home Selling | GAF Roofing
See how professionals are using the new In-Home Selling training program, presented by CARE for GAF Certified and Master Elite Contractors, to make in-home selling more effective, and their companies more successful.