Haag Certification

Exclusive Canadian Haag Certified Inspector (HCI) Training Provider

Haag Certified Inspectors are among the most trusted in the roofing and insurance industries. Haag Certified Inspectors are trusted to effectively and efficiently inspect and assess damage with a deeper level of credibility. Designed for the intermediate-level professional, our courses combine damage assessment training with comprehensive testing to ensure proficiency.

Active Haag Certified Inspectors enjoy many benefits

  • Floor plan creation
  • Entering Claim Information
  • Setting Claim Parameters
  • Basic Sketching (leading to advanced techniques)
  • How to add annotations and images (to provide additional clarity and detail)
  • Wall construction
  • Navigating Xactimate
  • Completing and printing estimates and supporting reports
  • The Labour Cost Model (including Labour Minimums)
  • The Xactimate Pricing Process

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.

Example Agenda

Day 1

8:00 am - 10:30 am    Weather
10:30 am - 12:00 pm    The Industry
12:00 pm -   1:00 pm    Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm -   2:00 pm    Low-Slope Roofing Components
2:00 pm -   5:00 pm    BUR and Mod Bit

Day 2

8:00 am - 10:30 am    Single-Ply Roofs
10:30 am - 12:00 pm    SPF
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm    Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm -  3:30 pm    Metal Roofing
3:30 pm -  5:00pm    Other Systems

Day 3

8:00 am -  8:45 am     Photo Review
8:45 am - 10:10 am    Repair Vs. Replace
10:10 am - 12:00 pm    Reporting
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm     Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm -  5:00 pm     Written test

Holding Haag's Wind Damage Certification will show that you have an advanced understanding of wind types and related wind effects, for 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.

Example Agenda

Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am Wind Basics
9:00 am - 10:00 am Thunderstorms
10:00 am - 11:00 am Tornadoes
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hurricanes
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Wind Science
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wind Design
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Asphalt Shingles

Day 2

8:00 am - 8:30 am Clay & Concrete Tile Roofing
8:30 am - 9:40 am Built-Up and Mod-Bit Roofing
9:40 am - 10:50 am Metal Roofing
10:50 am - 11:30 am Single-Ply Roofing
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (approx. time)
12:30 pm - 1:25 pm Simulated Wind Damage
1:25 pm - 3:05 pm Roof Structure
3:05 pm - 5:30 pm Exterior Walls

Day 3

8:00 am - 10:10 am Doors, Windows & Debris Impacts
10:10 am - 10:30 am Foundations
10:30 am - 11:10 am Manufactured Homes
11:10 am - 12:00 pm Inspection Procedure
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Written test

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.

Example Agenda

Day 1

8:00 am - 10:30 am Weather
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Reporting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Composition Roofs

Day 2

8:00 am - 11:00 am Tile Roofs
11:10 am - 12:30 pm Slate Roofs
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (approx. time)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wood Roofs
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Photo Review

Day 3

8:00 am - 10:00 am Metal Roofs
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Repair vs Replacement Cost Analysis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (approx. time)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Written test

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