Licensing Guidelines & Application

Ready to get your Roofing Contractor License? Follow the steps below to get started:

Step 1: Download the guidelines and application using the link found below. Verify your eligibility for licensing based on these guidelines. Contact the RCAT office with any questions 512-251-7690.

DOWNLOAD FORM: Licensing Guidelines & Application

Step 2: Register and pay for the program online HERE.

Step 3: Complete the licensing application and then sign it in front of a notary public. For faster processing and fewer errors, please type directly on the form (instead of hand writing the information) then print it for signing.

Note: Initial company licensee must be a principal in a roofing company domiciled in the State of Texas for at least three continuous years immediately prior to the date of application. A principal is defined as one who is actively engaged in the day to day management of the business, and also is in one of the following categories: SOLE PROPRIETOR (Owner); PARTNERSHIP (managing partner, general partner, or partner with at least 25% ownership interest); CORPORATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER (officer or majority owner of voting stock).

Once a principal for the roofing company qualifies for Licensing, per all of the terms above, other company employees/managers are then qualified to apply for licensing (special terms apply so the application for managers is available on request to the licensing committee). Non-principal licensees or "Managers" also are required to apply, be qualified under the same process and pass the exams.

Step 4: Mail the completed and notarized application form along with your certificates of general liability and workers compensation insurance (if you carry WC) AND full payment to the RCAT address found at the bottom of the application form. Your application will not be processed without COI and payment (if for some reason you are not approved your payment will be promptly returned).

Once the committee has approved your application, you will be notified via email. This approval email will contain the password you need to access the "Licensing Portal" section of this site. The Portal contains the RCAT testing preparation and study materials as well as instructions on taking the exams. We also highly recommend that you purchase the NRCA Roofing Manual - 2018 Box Set from which the residential and commercial roofing exams are created (3 business days lead time is required for ordering).

You are not required to submit proof of Workers Compensation Insurance as the State of Texas does not require coverage at this time. Information regarding Workers Compensation Insurance and the Non-Subscribers Reporting Process can be found using the links below:

TDI - Workers Compensation Insurance Information Link

Information for Employers WITHOUT Workers Compensation Insurance