Firestop Training

Firestop Training document

Welcome to The Firestop University

The Firestop University is an easy way to increase firestopping products and systems knowledge, plus help to improve your installation techniques. Our courses are designed to teach you the importance of firestopping to life safety and code compliance in modern construction.

Our mission is to be the leading global provider of firestop training and continuing education.

Our trainings are offered in three formats; attend a live training session, attend a live webinar, or learn at your own pace on-line. We even have courses that allow you to run your own training sessions as the resident expert.

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Explore Our Courses

Many of our courses are accredited and registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA - LU/HSW), the International Code Council (ICC - CEU) and BICSI (CEC), click on the below course title and explore what we have to offer.

All of the above trainings are available on the Firestop University and are free. You will need to log in to Access STI or create an Access STI account. After creating your account, click in the Firestop University section on the Access STI tab and select enrollment instructions to get started. After logging in, click on the Course Catalog tab at the top of the home page.

Firestop Instructional Training

Firestop 101

The learner will understand the basic principles of how passive fire protection factors into the overall life safety and code compliance of buildings and why firestopping is used today. They will learn how to read the UL directory and locate appropriate tested systems for the application type. They will also gain an understanding on how to identify where firestopping should be used and if an alternate solution may be necessary as well as how to properly install the correct firestop product. (AIA 2 LUs|HSW; BICSI 2 CECs).

Firestop 101

FIT Level 1

Firestop systems are highly dependent on proper design and installation for success in an actual fire. They are the only code required life-safety items installed by every trade. The importance of proper training cannot be understated to ensure that firestopping systems are installed correctly in the field. This comprehensive course is designed to educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become proficient in the selection and proper installation of firestop systems. This course is excellent for designers, contractor installers, code compliance officers, maintenance managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and all other interested parties seeking a better understanding of the importance of proper firestopping. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 3 LU|HSW credits, 3 BICSI CECs.

FIT Level 1

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FIT Level 2

Firestop systems are highly dependent on proper design and installation for success in an actual fire. They are the only code required life-safety items installed by every trade. The importance of proper training cannot be understated to ensure that firestopping systems are installed correctly in the field. This comprehensive course is designed to educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become proficient in the selection and proper installation of firestop systems. This course is excellent for designers, contractor installers, code compliance officers, maintenance managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and all other interested parties seeking a better understanding of the importance of proper firestopping. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 3 LU|HSW credits, 3BICSI CECs.

FIT Level 2

Who Should Attend?

Those who will install, inspect, specify, train or supervise firestop installations. These include contractors, AHJs, architects, engineers, maintenance managers, IS managers, CE managers, IT directors, infectious control managers, life-safety officers, loss reduction specialists and other interested parties.

FIT Live Training

Live Training

FIT Level 2 is typically a two-day in-person live event at our corporate headquarters in Somerville, NJ. However, due to current conditions, we will be delivering the FIT Level 2 in virtual format only in April and May, with the hopes for a hybrid event for our September and October classes. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and as such is accredited with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 8 LU|HSW credits, 6 BICSI CECs and will be delivered in 8 hours over 2 days.

FIT Live Training

Train-The-Trainer

Those who attend FIT Level 2, achieve a passing score and attend the Train-theTrainer session are eligible to become a certified FIT Trainer. They will receive the Trainer’s Curriculum Kit which includes product samples and other training materials.

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FIT 2 Virtual

Each session starts promptly at 10:00 am and finishes at 2:00 pm (EDT/EST).

Course cost: $249