Professional Registrations

Answering the need to establish a standard of qualifications and practice in an unregulated industry, IIBEC has developed the following professional registration programs (see below).

For more information regarding the application or exam process, please contact the Registrations Department.

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Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) are independent roofing experts with industry-wide knowledge of materials performance and design requirements. They stand apart from suppliers, product manufacturers and contractors.

An RRC is knowledgeable of every facet of the roof construction process and serves as the building owner’s councilor for matters pertaining to both existing and new construction.

Registered Roof Consultants are consultants with distinction among their peers. They have proved themselves ethically sound and professionally adept through a computer-based exam, character reference, and documented experience. The demand for the RRC title by private clients and public agencies continues to grow rapidly as the industry recognizes the value of the RRC’s quantified skill-set.

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Learn more about the RRC application process.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have at least 4 years of roof consulting experience. Verification of one’s education and/or work experience is done using a point system. A minimum of 100 points is required and is based on one of the following: (1) work experience only; (2) experience and education; (3) experience, education and professional registration.

70 hours of continuing education through attendance and a minimum of 3 seminars within the roofing, waterproofing and/or exterior wall industries are needed for application approval.

5 references are also required.

Registered Roof Observers (RRO) are roofing quality assurance observers who monitor the construction process to assure that roofing projects stay in compliance with approved construction drawings, specifications, and best-practice or warranty stipulated installation procedures.

An RRO is an on-site monitor for the design team. The observer’s vigilance helps keep construction on track with milestone tasks, deadlines, and budget.

Registered Roof Observers are quality assurance observers who, like RRCs, have successfully completed a thorough application and examination process. The RRO title is evolving as the preferred standard of practice for quality assurance professionals.

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Application Requirements
  • QA inspector/consultant in roofing for two cumulative years
  • Roof construction for two cumulative years
  • Roofing manufacturer’s technical or sales representative for a period of four years

Twelve hours of continuing education (from a minimum of three roofing-related programs; either online or in person) are required as well as five references.

Registered Waterproofing Consultants (RWC) have demonstrated knowledge of different waterproofing materials, systems, and installations when reviewing, specifying and inspecting construction projects.

These consultants can competently and objectively document, evaluate, recommend, design, and administer above- and below-grade waterproofing projects to provide professional consulting services using applicable building codes and industry standards.

Registered Waterproofing Consultants (RWCs) are waterproofing professionals who have proved themselves ethically sound and professionally adept through a computer-based exam, character reference, and documented experience.

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Learn more about the RWC application process.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have at least 4 years of waterproofing consulting experience.  Verification of an applicant’s education and/or work experience is done using a point system. A minimum of 100 points is required and is based on one of the following: (1) work experience only; (2) experience and education; (3) experience, education, and professional registration.

  • 70 hours of continuing education through attendance and a minimum of three seminars within the roofing, waterproofing and/or exterior wall industries are needed for application approval.
  • 5 references are also required.

For more information, consult the RWC Application. Download an RWC Study Guide.

Registered Exterior Wall Consultants (REWCs) have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide impartial, informed consulting and documentation related to the investigation, design, construction, repair, testing, and codes and standards of exterior wall systems.

An REWC has proficient knowledge of wall drainage systems, different exterior wall cladding systems, fenestration assemblies, proper selection of sealants, and forces imposed on exterior wall systems.

Registered Exterior Wall Consultants (REWCs) are exterior wall professionals who have proved themselves ethically sound and professionally adept through a computer-based exam, character reference, and documented experience.

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Learn more about the REWC application process.

Application Requirements

The applicant must have at least six years of exterior wall consulting experience. The applicant must also earn a minimum of 150 hours of continuing education hours from a minimum of three technical programs within the roofing, waterproofing or exterior wall industries. Credit will be given toward this requirement for advanced degrees and professional licensing.

5 references are required.

Registered Exterior Wall Observers (REWOs) act as impartial on-site inspectors for the design team. The observer’s vigilance helps keep construction on track with milestone tasks, deadlines and budget. A REWO’s daily reports will typically include written notes, photography, measurements, and material samples.

REWOs act with full authority to inspect all construction materials, equipment, and supplies for quality and compliance with the design team’s intent.

Registered Exterior Wall Observers are quality assurance observers who, like REWCs, have successfully completed a thorough application and examination process. The REWO title is evolving as the preferred standard of practice for exterior wall quality assurance professionals. REWOs monitor the construction process to ensure that exterior wall systems stay in compliance with approved construction drawings, specifications, and best-practice or warranty-stipulated installation procedures.

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Learn more about the REWO application process.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have experience in one of the following areas:

  • QA observer/consultant in exterior walls for two cumulative years
  • Exterior wall construction for two cumulative years
  • Exterior wall manufacturer’s technical or sales representative for a period of four years

Twelve hours of continuing education earned and a minimum of three building envelope-related seminars are needed for application approval, as well as five references.

The Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC) designation is awarded to those who have earned the Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) registrations.

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Application Requirements

The Registered Building Enclosure Consultant designation will be awarded to those who have earned the Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) registrations. The RBEC title may be listed in addition to the other three consultant titles. While there are no fees or exam involved, individuals desiring this designation will be required to complete a form.

Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider- CBECxP®

IIBEC is developing a certification program in accordance with ISO 17024 for a Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®). This accredited certification will be based on the following standards:

  •  ASTM E2813, Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • ASTM E2947, Standard Guide for Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • ASHRAE 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems
  • ISO 21105-1, Performance of Buildings – Building Enclosure Thermal Performance Verification and Commissioning – Part 1: General Requirements
  • ISO 21105-2, Performance of Buildings – Building Enclosure Thermal Performance Verification and Commissioning – Part 2: Building Enclosure Assembly(s)
  • CSA Z320, Building Commissioning

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Application Requirements

The CBECxP is an individual who will conduct all the tasks required to carry out a comprehensive and complete building enclosure commissioning process. The certification is not limited to specific sizes of buildings or certain building use; it will apply to building enclosure commissioning of all buildings.

The registration title abbreviations: RRC, RRO, RWC, REWC, REWO, RBEC, and CBECxP are registered trademarks of IIBEC.