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Contractor Approval Process


  1. Notifies the ARCA administration in writing of their desire to become an ARCA roofing contractor member.
  2. Completes membership application for one of the following categories:
    • Low-Slope Roofing Contractor
    • Steep-Slope Roofing Contractor
    • Metal Roofing Contractor
  3. Application shall be accompanied by:
    • Letter of intent from a Financial Surety Company for issuance of the required bond in the amount of $100,000. Financial Surety Bond must be issued through a bonding company licensed in Alberta (submit to ARCA Warranty Ltd.)
    • Applicant shall submit a $2,500 non-refundable application fee.
    • Two sponsorship letters - one must be an ARCA Roofing Contractor member in good standing.


  1. Upon receipt of completed membership application, forwards applicant a copy of current ARCA bylaws, policies and Roofing Applications Standard Manual.
  2. Verifies membership application information is correct and forwards application to Zone Membership Chairman in which the applicant's business is registered in.
  3. Meets with applicant during membership approval process to review bylaws, answers questions, etc.


  1. On receipt of Membership Application from ARCA administration, the Zone Membership Chairman establishes a Membership Review Committee comprised as follows:
    • A minimum of three Zone roofing contractor members.
    • An ARCA administration representative at the discretion of the Zone membership committee.
  2. The Zone Membership Review Committee:
    • Carries out a review of the contractor's business operations including inspection of their office and yard facilities.
    • Inspect a minimum of five (5) projects selected from the list of ten (10) completed projects included on their membership application. Projects eligible for inspection shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) squares in area for Low-Slope and Metal roofing and a minimum of fifteen (15) squares in area for Steep-Slope roofing.
    • Complete a minimum of four (4) on-site inspections of projects in progress to ensure that the work complies with the Alberta Building Code requirements. Steep-Slope, Metal Roofing and Low-Slope projects shall be constructed to ARCA Application Standards.
    • Verify the authenticity of the journeymen roofers, in direct employment of the applicant, listed on the membership application. NOTE: This is not a requirement for both Steep-Slope or Metal roofing contractor applications.
    • Determine the roofing company's knowledge and experience of roofing.
    • Present the Committee's findings to a Zone meeting for consideration by the Zone's contractor members. If application is approved by the Zone, it is forwarded to the ARCA Board with a recommendation to approve.