Continuing education has always been the major focus at Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing. Our ARW University webinars and CEU articles qualify for continuing education units with organizations including AIA, GBCI and RCI. This issue’s article on Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) is by Dr. Jim Hoff, vice president of research for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing in Washington, D.C. You can log on to take the quiz at, and while you are at the site, you can check out our entire selection of webinars and articles available on demand.

If you want to learn even more about roofing codes and other important roofing issues, we have an exciting new opportunity coming up this spring. Starting in April, Dr. Hoff is teaching a 10-week online course for roofing and construction professionals titled Commercial Roofing Boot Camp. This course, offered in partnership with ARW’s parent company, BNP Media, and our sister publication, Roofing Contractor, will explore the key principles of modern roofing and the best tools to put these principles into action.

Commercial Roofing Boot Camp is a detail-oriented design course that combines video lessons, reading assignments, and hands-on calculations and homework. The course is self-paced. “There’s so much detailed, technical information and skill required in commercial roofing today,” said Dr. Hoff. “It’s exciting for me to put it all together in this one course.”

The course has been approved for 20 RCI CEHs and 20 AIA Learning Units. Since Dr. Hoff will be working with participants, answering questions, and providing guidance and feedback, we’re capping enrollment at 50.

We hope you take advantage of this rare opportunity to take a comprehensive commercial roofing course with Dr. Hoff. For more information about the course or to register, visit or

Liz Obloy