Built By Pros

Built By Pros

Roofers & Waterproofers

Built By Pros in Eastern Iowa

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers

Roofers & Waterproofers

Apprenticeship: Three and a half years

Roofers and Waterproofers install many different types of materials with the sole purpose of keeping water from entering buildings from any direction. Roofers install flat roof systems ranging from traditional hot asphalt built-up systems, more modern cold and torch applied modified bitumen systems, single ply thermoplastic and thermoset membranes. Roofers also install steep roofing systems including shingles of all types such as asphalt, steel, slate, cement, and clay tile. Waterproofers install below grade systems including hot and peel and stick modified bitumen, cold asphaltic, bentonite, and single ply systems.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED recommended
  • Physical capable for nature of work
  • Successfully pass a drug screen

Apprenticeship Training

The apprenticeship program consists of one month per year occurring between January and April incorporating 144 hours per one-month session. The classes are held at Local 182 Roofers & Waterproofers Training Center and include verbal, written, and hands on instruction five days a week until the required 144 hours are completed. Three years of successful training sets each apprentice on track to attain Journeyman status once they have accumulated 7,000 hours in the field.

Earn While You Learn

Built by Pros is a pipeline to the skilled trades workforce. We provide registered apprenticeships for long-term careers with competitive salary, benefits, and no student debt. In our program, you will work with Union professionals and certified instructors and enjoy these rewards:

  • Paychecks and benefits
  • Hands-on career training
  • Debt-free education
  • National industry certification
  • Pathway to a rewarding and successful career

For more information or to apply for this apprenticeship program contact:

Roofers #182


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