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Online and In-person Firestop Training

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.

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.

Firestop 101

This course provides an in-depth look at firestopping, delving into its definition, regulatory requirements, and critical application areas. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the products used in penetration firestop systems, datacom firestop systems, and construction joint firestop systems to ensure fire safety in modern constructions.

(AIA 2 LU|HSW) / (BICSI 2 CEC)

Firestop Instructional Training - Level 1

This basic competency course is an in-service training and includes an exam. This course is excellent for designers, installers, code compliance officers and anyone seeking a basic understanding of firestopping. This course is non-proprietary to specific brands and will teach the UL System approach as well as product and system management.

(AIA 3 LU|HSW) / (BICSI 3 CEC)

 

Endothermic Wraps: 
Thermal Protective Systems

From fire alarm cables to fuel oil, rated enclosures are imperative to the life safety of a building’s occupants. This course will discuss the events and relevant code developments which have brought us to this modern era of fire rated shaft enclosure. 

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

Barrier Management for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities

This course focuses on how barrier management programs help mitigate risk management and loss prevention for fire and life safety systems in healthcare facilities. The program offers best practices for commissioning and maintaining barriers post-construction, ensuring compliance and readiness for fire detection and suppression.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

Firestop Specifications: 
What Architects Need to Know

This course offers insights into the significance of accurate firestop specification, highlighting key strategies to recognize and prevent common errors in the process. Learners will explore various resources and solutions aimed at streamlining the firestop specification process, ultimately reducing liability and enhancing efficiency in fire safety planning and implementation.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

Firestopping Engineering Judgements

This course looks at the distinctive hurdles presented by Engineering Judgments (EJs) in firestopping, crucial for averting expensive alterations, project delays, and potential compromises in life safety regulations. Attendees will explore pertinent code provisions permitting the use of EJs, navigating the diverse interpretations and approval processes by various Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs).

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

Firestopping for Modular Construction

This presentation covers code compliant design and contractor coordination for modular firestopping. It involves a “system approach” to mechanical, plumbing and electrical through penetrations as well as protecting construction joints and marriage points. Product installation recommendations and techniques for firestop devices (in-factory) and wet seals (on-site) will be highlighted.

 (AIA 1 LU|HSW)

Firestopping Key Points

This course covers life safety basics and code-compliant firestopping design; addressing coordination among trades, UL system approaches for various penetrations, joint construction, and curtain walls. Additionally, it explores how code requirements influence design.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW) / (BICSI 1 CEC)

 

Interior Finish Firestopping

This course covers the basics of Interior Finish and Joint system design for firestopping. It covers the different joint types, how they are tested and what to look for when choosing the correct UL system for each application, including movement capabilities and why this performance is tested.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

 

Mass Timber Firestopping

This course covers the evolving landscape of mass timber materials like cross-laminated timber (CLT), mass plywood panels, and glulam beams and columns. Participants will explore the characteristics and applications of these materials, alongside an examination of their unique fire-related challenges and how building codes have adapted to enhance life safety.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

 

Understanding ASTM E2307

This course provides an advanced overview the requirements of ASTM E2307 and the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for today’s curtain wall systems. By understanding the unique challenges that ASTM E2307 present and how to select a safe solution in the design phase, you can eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to the start of construction.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW)

 

Firestop S.O.P. for Healthcare

This course emphasizes the significance of establishing a Standard Operating Practice (SOP) for firestopping, and offers guidance on designing or improving one. Through discussions on the essential components of a well-rounded program, attendees will learn to identify critical areas for consideration when incorporating sustainability into healthcare facilities or future-proofing building designs.

(AIA 1 LU|HSW) / (BICSI 1 CEC)

 

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.

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FIT Level 2

Elevate Your Firestop Expertise with Firestop Instructional Training!

FIT Level 2 offers the chance to gain valuable knowledge and skills with our dynamic, 2-day, “behind-the-scene” firestop training experience.

 (AIA 16 LUs|HSW) / (BICSI 12 CEC)

Why attend our course?
  • Essential Training for Every Trade: Firestop systems are more than just components – they are crucial life-safety elements mandated by codes. Learn how to be the go-to professional in ensuring their flawless installation across all trades.
  • Comprehensive Mastery: Dive deep into the core fundamentals that set the foundation for becoming a true firestop systems maestro. From selection to installation, this course covers it all.
  • Exclusive "Behind-the-Scenes" Experiences: Gain unparalleled insights with a unique behind-the-scenes look at a live fire and hose stream test. Witness the dynamics of firestop systems in action, providing you with a rare opportunity to understand their performance under real-life conditions.
  • Hands-On Mastery of Common Firestop Systems: Don't just learn theory – immerse yourself in the practical side of firestopping. Our course offers hands-on installations of common firestop systems, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a controlled environment. Develop the skills needed to confidently execute installations, ensuring you're well-prepared for any real-world scenario.
  • Ideal for Diverse Professions: Whether you're a designer, contractor installer, code compliance officer, maintenance manager, life-safety officer, or a passionate individual eager to grasp the intricacies of firestopping – this course is your gateway to excellence.

Don't miss this chance to be at the forefront of fire safety. Enroll now and join a community dedicated to upholding the highest standards in firestop design and installation!

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FIT2 Registration Instructions

When you click on the link, 1 of 3 things will happen:

  1. If you have an Access STI account and are logged in, you will be routed directly to The Firestop University.
  2. If you have an Access STI account and are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so and then routed to The Firestop University.
  3. If you do not yet have an Access STI account, you will be prompted to register for your free account and then re-routed to The Firestop University.

Once you are logged in, you will see the available training dates at HQ in the Course Catalog under FIT2 Live Trainings Registration Links. You then select the date you would like to attend, add to cart and check out. You will receive a confirmation email after registration is complete.

FIT2 at HQ (Somerville, NJ)

  • March 20 - 21, 2024
  • April 24 - 25, 2024
  • September 24 - 25, 2024
  • October 22 - 23, 2024

FIT2 at Intertek (Elmendorf, TX)

  • May 14 - 15, 2024