Those who desire to become Registered Exterior Wall Consultants must substantiate, to RCI, fulfillment of certain requirements. These requirements include verifiable levels of work experience and education, high ethical standards and a satisfactory score on both the REWC and General Consultant Knowledge (GCK) Exams. Those who hold other RCI consultant designations are exempt from having to take the GCK exam. There is no separate application for the GCK Exam, as approval of the REWC application will qualify the candidates to take the general exam.
|Application Fee||Examination Fee||Annual Renewal Fee*|
|$350 – RCI member||$250 – RCI member||$175 – RCI member|
|$425 – Nonmember||$325 – Nonmember||$250 – Nonmember|
*There is a 10% discount from the base renewal rate for each additional designation.
REWC Application and Study Guide
The REWC Application and Study Guide are currently under revision. The exam, which is also currently in revision, was offered in paper-and-pencil format previously but will be available in computer-based testing centers by March 2017. Please contact RCI to receive an application and study guide when available.
REWC Application Requirements and Process
Verification of an applicant’s work experience is done using a point system. A minimum of 100 points is required.
The applicant must have at least six years of exterior wall consulting experience. The applicant must also earn a minimum of 150 hours of continuing educational hours through attendance at a minimum of three seminars within the roofing, waterproofing or exterior wall industries. Credit will be given toward this requirement for advanced degrees and professional licensing.
5 references are required.
A user account is all that is required to log in to the portal to complete an application. You may enter and save the information until the application has been completed. It can then be electronically submitted to RCI for review and approval. Once begun, the application must be completed and submitted to RCI within one year or the application in process will expire.
Once an application is submitted to RCI, allow 90 days for processing. The application will be processed within 60 days for an additional expediting fee ($50 member/$75 nonmember). The REWC exam will be administered online at over 1,000 conveniently located testing centers worldwide shortly. An exam registration form will be provided to the candidate when the application has been approved. Once the registration form and exam fees have been received, the candidate’s information will be conveyed to Castle Worldwide, the Internet-based testing company. The applicant will then be contacted by Castle to schedule the testing session.
Computer-based testing is offered on demand, to approved candidates, based on individual testing center hours and availability. Consult castleworldwide.com for testing center locations.
The revised REWC exam will be available in computer-based testing format by March 2017. Any required formulas, charts, tables or other reference materials will be provided at the examination.
Note: RCI Educational Programs, in particular, the Roof System Thermal and Moisture Design, and Exterior Walls Technology and Science, Masonry Wall Systems and Stucco and Exterior Finish and Cladding Systems courses may prove useful for anyone planning to pursue the REWC credential.
A renewal fee is required annually, as well as 12 roofing, waterproofing, and/or exterior wall related continuing educational hours (CEHs). All registrants are encouraged to self-report CEHs via the RCI Website.
For more information contact RCI