Those who desire to become Registered Exterior Wall Consultants must substantiate, to RCI, fulfillment of certain requirements. These requirements include proving verifiable levels of work experience and education, offering references of ethical standards, and earning a satisfactory score on a written examination.
REWC Exam Schedule and Application Deadlines
Deadline w/late fee
|Application Fee||Examination Fee||Annual Renewal Fee*|
|$225 – RCI member||$175 – RCI member||$175 – RCI member|
|$300 – Nonmember||$225 – Nonmember||$250 – Nonmember|
Those who desire to become a Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) must substantiate certain requirements before qualifying to take the REWC exam. These requirements include documenting levels of work experience and education, and offering proof of high ethical standards. The Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) application guides the applicant through this 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 possess 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.
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.
REWC Application Process
An REWC application must be received, along with the appropriate fee, by RCI 90 days prior to an exam. The application fee is $225 for RCI members and $300 for nonmembers. Applications received between 60 and 89 days prior to an exam will be accepted with a late fee of $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Appropriate payment in full must be submitted with the REWC application. Applications will not be accepted less than 60 days prior to the selected exam date.
After the completed application has been approved, the applicant must submit a registration form for a specific location to take the exam (this form will be provided with application approval notification). Registration for a specific exam should be received at RCI no later than three weeks prior to that exam. The cost of the exam is $175 for RCI members and $225 for non-members and should be submitted with the registration form. An authorization letter and exam site regulations will then be sent to the applicant shortly before the exam.
The approved applicant is responsible for all travel arrangements associated with the exam. Approved applications are valid for two years and reapplication is required if the applicant does not earn the REWC title within that time period.
Finally, to qualify for the REWC registration, the candidate must earn a satisfactory score on the REWC exam.
REWC exam will be available in computer-based testing format in mid 2017. The current written exam features 150 questions and is four hours in duration. Any required formulas, charts, tables or other reference materials are 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.