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Training

Our consultants have more than 100 years of combined estimating experience. Cotney can assist your company with the preparation of proper cost estimates for projects regardless of whether the project involves vertical construction, roadway, or other infrastructure improvements. We can help prepare and manage budgets, bid and tender documentation, and are intimately familiar with most major estimating software, including The Edge, Exactimate, Timberline, Stack, JobNimbus, Sage, and ComputerEase.

Estimating Training

We deliver customized training designed to meet your organization’s training goals. Training employees with customized course content designed to meet your company’s objectives. We take the mystery out of estimating by teaching the art of estimating.

Our programs include:

Roofing Estimating Training Program

This program was developed in conjunction with subject matter from professional experts whose primary role is to oversee and manage all aspects of estimating a roofing project. This multi-step process provides training and recognition for the industry workforce. This training program is designed for both newcomers to the industry as well as those seeking to advance their career with estimating skills.

   

Roofing Estimator Advanced Training Program

In this self-paced course, you will take the skills you learned in the intermediate estimating training course and build upon them with the advanced skills and knowledge you will need to succeed. Roofing estimators play a pivotal role in the success of their company.

This course is intended for those interested in advancing their estimator skills in the roofing industry or a person currently employed in the industry with the desire to earn about an estimating career and manage their projects.

This course was also designed for Roofing Companies to train their personnel that is estimating with more advanced skills in accurate and profitable project estimates and management of their projects.

This advanced course is an excellent gateway to our Associate and Certified Professional Roofing Estimator Certification Programs.

 

          Professional Roofing Estimator Certificate (PREC)

This certification is the highest level of training from experienced professionals in the roofing industry. The certification includes a multi-step process that provides a candidate  with all aspects of estimating a roofing project.

Roofing Estimating Certification Program (CPRE)

This certification was developed in conjunction with subject matter from professional experts whose primary role is to oversee and manage all aspects of estimating a roofing project. This multi-step process recognizes the estimating proficiency and provides candidate with industry and peer recognition as a Certified Professional Roofing Estimator.

Senior Estimator and Director of Estimating Training Certificate

As you master your skills as an estimator, this course gives you the opportunity to learn the skills required to be a Senior Estimator and leading an estimating department as a Director of Estimating. This training program is designed to provide additional skills in estimating to help advance your career.

Corporate Training Program – Roofing Estimating

We can deliver customized training designed to meet your organization’s training goals. Train groups of employees together, with customized course content designed to meet your company’s objectives. We take the mystery out of estimating by teaching the art of estimating.

Corporate Training Program – Director of Estimating

As you grow and increase your estimating staff, you will eventually need to have someone manage your estimating department. We developed this one-on-one training to assess, train, and grow that person into the Director of Estimating role.

Workforce Training

At our Tampa headquarters, we have a state-of-the-art training center that includes mock-ups to assist in workforce training. Our trainers can show your crew how to properly install roofing, siding, stucco, flashing, drywall, carpentry, framing, and all types of vertical construction. Cotney can also provide foreman and supervisor training to help manage your crews.

We have NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessors for TPO, EPDM, and Asphalt Shingles, an NRCA ProCertificiation Trainer, and a CERTA trainer.

Safety Training

Cotney provides all types of safety training for both construction and general industry and can even issue OSHA-10s and OSHA-30s through our OSHA-500 and OSHA-510 certified trainers. Our award-winning OSHA Defense Practice Group can also provide safety inspection and citation defense training.

HR Training

Through our Employment Law Practice Group, we offer HR training for your employees that includes hiring strategies, wage and hour/payroll issues, W-2 vs. 1099 classification, employee leave, important employment policies and agreements, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment/sexual harassment, termination process, active shooter, COVID-19, and document keeping and record retention.

Our consultants have successfully trained thousands of workers and have a proven track record of success.

Cotney is a leading provider of training for the roofing industry. We can deliver customized training designed to meet your organization’s training goals. Train groups of employees together, with customized course content designed to meet your company’s objectives.