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Certification Courses

Certified Roofing Torch Applicator and Train-the-Trainer (CERTA) Classes
Separate Registration Required)


The CERTA training program is ideal for contractors whose work involves torch applications. These programs train experienced roof system installers on the safe use of roofing torches used to apply polymer-modified bitumen roofing products. CERTA training shows how proper roof system configuration design and application techniques can result in fire-safe installations. These sessions include meals and access to the Exhibit Hall.

CERTA Train-the-Trainer Authorizations and Re-Authorizations

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
(Convention Center - Room 202C)
8:00AM - 6:00PM                             CERTA Train-the-Trainer Course  for New Authorizations 
8:00AM - 4:00PM                             CERTA Train-the-Trainer Course  for Re-Authorizations

CERTA Applicator Training Course

Wednesday, November 10, 2021  
(Convention Center - Room 203C)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                           CERTA Applicator Training Course

Hot Air Welding Safety Training Certification (HAWT) Class
(Separate Registration Required)


Wednesday, November 10, 2021
(Convention Center - Room 202C)
8:00AM - 5:00PM                             Hot Air Welding Safety Training Certification                

Special Events

First-Timer and New Member Reception
(FREE to All Attendees and Exhibitors)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
(Hilton Hotel - Monarch Lounge)

This reception offers new MRCA members and first-time attendees to the MRCA Annual Conference & Expo the opportunity to meet the MRCA Board as well as others who are attending the conference for the first time. It is also an opportunity to receive information about MRCA, general information about the 2021 Annual Meeting, and a sneak peek at what is to come in 2022.


Young Contractors Council (YCC) Fundraiser Welcome Party   
"Stars and Stripes Salute to Veterans Casino Night"
(Separate Registration Required)

YCC Casino Night


Tuesday, November 9, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM           
Hilton Hotel - Empire Ballroom (next to Monarch Lounge)           

Registration includes food, access to our open bar, and some gambling money to get you started. It also gets you a seat at any of our game tables for Texas Hold 'Em, Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette. Game tables will be hosted by professional dealers. Cash in your chips at the end of the night for chances to win big in the bucket raffle. Deal yourself a night to remember and register now! Proceeds from this event will benefit the MRCA Foundation and the One Tribe Foundation that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering Veterans.

Keynote Address, Award Presentation, MRCA Membership Meeting, and Passing of the Gavel

(FREE to All Attendees and Exhibitors)  

Prior to the Keynote, the Membership Meeting will feature an awards presentation, the election of new Board Members and the Annual Passing of the Gavel Ceremony.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
(Convention Center - Ballroom C)

Bill DavidsonThe MRCA Conference Keynote Speaker will be Bill Davidson, the great grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson, and the son of William G. "Willie G." Davidson, who currently serves the companies’ Senior Vice President & Chief Styling Officer.

Davidson, who joined the company in 1984, has ridden motorcycles since the age of seven and has been in various leadership positions within the company for more than 26 years, spending his career deeply focused on strengthening Harley-Davidson’s relationships with riders around the world. Currently, Bill Davidson is the Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and Factory Tours for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. As the museum’s top executive, Davidson is responsible for overseeing the marketing activities and daily operations of the museum.

In addition to being the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting, Bill will be autographing the MRCA/CERTA sponsored 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX in classic gloss black that is going to be given away to one lucky Contractor on the Expo Floor on Wednesday, November 10th. Harley-Davidson of Wisconsin will also be there with a full display of Harley-Davidson bikes.


MRCA Foundation Reception & Fundraiser      
(FREE to All Attendees and Exhibitors)       

Auction 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM               Foundation Reception & Silent Auction
6:45 PM                                      LIVE Auction
(Hilton Hotel - Crystal Ballroom)

Looking to maximize your Conference experience? Make sure you are one of the hundreds of attendees living it up at this Annual Conference celebration! The Reception and Auction are always a highlight of conference activity, and this event IS FREE TO ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS. Enjoy the food, drinks, and online bidding while you see the faces you’ve looked forward to seeing since last year. The event finale will be the heart-pumping Live Auction. Big items, big dollars, and big smiles all to benefit the research and education efforts of the MRCA Foundation.