Training Programs

Carlisle believes strongly in the value of education and training and provides many opportunities throughout the year, and across the United States and Canada, for our applicators and other audiences to improve their knowledge of and skill with Carlisle roofing systems. Please email or call
717-245-7337 for more information.

Carlisle Applicator Certification Seminar

The Certification Seminar is a prerequisite to becoming a Carlisle Certified Applicator. The class is also open to Carlisle-recognized sales representatives, distributors and manufacturers who would like to gain an overall understanding of roofing installations and best field practices.

Certification Seminar Highlights:

  • 2.5 Day Training
  • Classroom and hands-on training on how to complete common details including curbs, corners, and roof penetrations
  • Product Overview
  • Certificate of Completion


  • In-depth Detail installations
  • Overview of membrane systems
  • Specialty installations and best practices
    • Fleeceback membranes
    • Induction Welding
    • Urethane Foam Adhesives
Carlisle Foreman Level Training

Foreman’s Workshop is intended for individuals who already possess the skills to install single ply systems, but need a better understanding of inspection guidelines, customer relations and labor-saving techniques. Instructions and guidance provided by seasoned FSR Trainers.

Foreman’s Workshop Highlights:

  • 5-Day Training
  • Sessions offered in the Spring Season
  • Primarily Hands-on Training
  • Smaller Class size
  • Certificate of completion


  • Complete single-ply roof system installations
  • Vapor Barrier installations
  • Insulation attachment patterns
  • New product showcasing and hands on
  • Inspection, investigation and repair procedures
EPDM 101

These one-day classes introduce attendees to different roofing membranes and systems, concentrating on what the products are and how they are used. These courses are a perfect way for roofing industry newcomers to develop a basic understanding of what Carlisle manufactures.

EPDM 201

These hands-on classes provide attendees with additional knowledge about the details and applications of Carlisle’s products and systems. These courses are ideal for those who would like a deeper dive into the membrane-specific details and have not attended the contractor training program. Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed a 101-level course and/or have a basic understanding of Carlisle’s products, systems, and equipment.

Specialty & Premium Products, New Products, and Boosting Productivity 301

These courses cover premium product lines and provide updates on new products through a combination of classroom time and hands-on demonstrations. Attendees will learn about specialty systems and materials and the labor-saving features of Carlisle’s products. Specialty & Premium Products topics include roof gardens, FleeceBACK systems, and metal edging. New Products & Boosting Productivity covers recent product updates and demonstrates these products’ productivity-boosting benefits. Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the 101- and 201-level classes and must have a good understanding of Carlisle’s basic products, systems, and applications.

Understanding Design Criteria 401
AIA/ IIBEC accredited course

This advanced class teaches attendees how to apply the performance section of an architectural specification to a warrantable roof assembly. Utilizing web-based tools, attendees will learn how to determine whether a proposed system can meet specific design requirements. System examples will be used to enhance learning through classroom tutorials and testing demonstrations. Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the 101-, 201-, and 301-level classes and must have advanced knowledge of Carlisle’s roofing systems, applications, systems, and warranties.

Industry Challenges 501
AIA/ IIBEC accredited course

This advanced class will examine common industry challenges, including the differences in versions of industry standards (ASCE, IBC, IECC, etc.), moisture in concrete, reflectivity, LEED, ES-1, and energy codes. At the end of this class, attendees will have a strong understanding of industry standards and building design science as it relates to single-ply roofing. Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the 101-, 201-, 301-, and 401-level classes and must have advanced knowledge of Carlisle’s roofing systems, products, and applications, as well as a basic understanding of design aspects.

FAQs About Training with Carlisle SynTec

How much do the programs cost?

There is no charge to participate in any of our training programs. We also provide lunch on all full days of class.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Please contact us directly at 717-245-7337 for cancellations. We ask you let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of the class start date.

What lodging do you recommend?

Carlisle SynTec is not responsible for any costs associated with travel or lodging, however, we do have several hotels we recommend for each training location.

Once you sign up for a class, we will send a confirmation email to you. In that email, you will find information about lodging that is close to your training location. Some locations also have special rates for our training courses.

How much time will an employee have to spend away from the office?

This will depend on what course you register for. Please take note of the start and stop times for each type of training. The certification courses are 2.5 days, the Foreman’s classes are 5 days, and all other classes are 1 day each.

How do we achieve certification with Carlisle?

To become an official Certified Applicator with Carlisle, you must attend the full 2.5 days of training in one of our Applicator Certification courses. Certificates are issued at the conclusion of training. If you are a new roofer seeking certification, remember to make contact with your Carlisle representative before registering for a class.

What if an applicant doesn't speak English?

We have the ability to offer programs geared towards our Spanish audience, however, this will need to be discussed and scheduled prior to registering for classes. Please contact us at 717-245-7337 to discuss.

Do we need to bring our own tools?

No, we provide all the proper equipment.

Is there a dress code?

Due to the hands on nature of our workshops, we require long pants and close-toed shoes. Feel free to wear jeans and sneakers.

Does someone have to be a foreman to enroll in the Foreman Training Program?

No, participants do not have to be foremen currently. Workers need to have been in the industry for at least four years before applying. Some companies may use this program to prepare an employee to become a foreman.

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