Firestop Training

Firestop Training document

Welcome to The Firestop University

Our courses are designed to teach you the importance of firestopping to life safety and code compliance in modern construction. Whether you want to learn on-line, attend a webinar, attend a live training session, or even become the resident expert and run your own training sessions, keep reading and explore what we have to offer!

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). Our Course Catalog offers the most updated trainings and materials you can use to learn about our firestopping on your own time. It contains PowerPoint slides, training worksheets, product tips and video tutorials. This area will help you understand the basics of each type of firestop application. Simply register and create an Access STI account by clicking the "Login Here" button. 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.

  • Get immediate score feedback and access your Course Completion Certificate as soon as you successfully complete the assessment.
  • Get automatic recertification notifications.
  • Mobile device compatible.
  • Earn “Blue Bucks” that can be redeemed for gift cards.
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Request a Live Training Session

We offer live-virtual, or in-person training sessions for you, tailored to your specific needs. If you are interested in arranging a training session please email training@stifirestop.com.

Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Firestop 101

FIT 2 Virtual

Watch a Recorded Training

All of our webinar trainings are recorded and available on the Firestop University. If you are unable to attend a live course, please register and create an Access STI account by clicking the "Login Here" button above. 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.

  • Get immediate score feedback and access your Course Completion Certificate as soon as you successfully complete the assessment.
  • Get automatic recertification notifications.
  • Mobile device compatible.
  • Earn “Blue Bucks” that can be redeemed for gift cards.

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.

Who Should Attend?

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 now a prerequisite for anyone seeking a FIT Level 2 certification.

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In-Person

  • This competency-based course is 3-4 hours in length and is led by one of our FIT Level 2 instructors. The competency component is based on your preference; online exam, paper exam or trainer/installer field assessment.
  • Certificates are valid for two years and should be renewed. If you choose the online exam, you will receive an automatic notification from the Firestop University.
  • 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 and with BICSI for 3 CEC credits.
  • To check availability for an in-person training, please contact training@stifirestop.com

Online

  • FIT Level 1 is now available online! It is a 3-hour recorded webinar that includes a final exam.
  • Certificates are valid for two years and should be renewed. You will receive an automatic recertification notification from the Firestop University.
  • 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 and with BICSI for 3 CEC credits.
  • Register and create your Access STI account by clicking the "Login Here" button above. After creating your account, click in the Firestop University section on the Access STI tab and select enrollment instructions to get started.

FIT Level 2

Firestopping is a topic of great interest to contractors and facility engineering professionals, particularly since fire and smoke barriers are constantly being breeched with new services or cable changes for voice and data systems in modern facilities. With proper planning and training, the firestopping process is greatly simplified, costs are reduced, and facility owners are provided with code-compliant firestop systems, thereby enhancing life safety and property protection. This comprehensive, competency-based course is designed to educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become a resident firestop specialist. The goal is to equip the participant with the knowledge and tools needed to return home and serve as a resident expert in confirming whether or not firestop installations are code compliant.

Who Should Attend?

People 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.

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Online

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 for the remainder of 2020. 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.

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Train-The-Trainer

Those who attend a FIT Level 2 and achieve a passing score are able to attend the Train-the-Trainer session and become a certified FIT Trainer. They will receive the Trainer’s Curriculum Kit link after successful completion of the course and exam. Being a trainer allows you to train others in your organization or related field to receive a FIT Level 1 Certification.

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FIT 2 Virtual

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

Fees: $249 per attendee