Current Course Overview

Firestop Training:

For Inspectors, Contractors, Architects, and Building Owners who are looking for educational tools to better understand how to perform and/or prepare Firestop Special Inspections for projects.

Introduction to Firestop:

ICC Course No. 24241 (0.3 CEU's)

The Introduction to Firestop course will increase your understanding of codes, standards, common terminologies, and overall processes that inspectors, installers and designers are faced with every day. Whether you’ve been working in the industry for years or are just starting out, FireWise covers the responsibilities of each party for a comprehensive understanding of what you should expect on your project. Through this course you will be better prepared and educated to handle the core elements of fire protection and life safety on your project. These are some of the topics you can expect to learn about in this curriculum:

  • Basic industry terminology and language used
  • Where Firestop is used and an overview of how to read construction drawings/floor plans
  • Understanding Firestop Submittals and how they are developed
  • Code sections, standards and language overview
  • Test Standards used for obtaining Firestop Listed Systems
  • Overview of ASTM E2174/E2393 concerning Firestop Special Inspection
  • Fireblocking vs draftstopping vs firestopping
  • Brief overview of common deficiencies of through penetrations.

Understanding, Installing and Inspecting to Firestop Listed Systems:

ICC Course No. 24243 (0.5 CEU's)

The curriculum focus’ on helping you understand how much information is found in the Firestop Listed System and why without it, no work can be properly performed per Code requirements from design to installation to inspection. Real-world installations will be used in videos and photos to help you clearly see step-by-step what each section of the installation/inspection may look like. We will walk you through the common terminology and calculations that may be performed or discussed so you can enter the field feeling confident with the language and installations found in these imperative inspection documents.These are a few of the topics covered in this course-

  • In-depth review of each component of example Firestop Systems and how it relates to an inspection/installation
  • Detailed photos showing what components of a Firestop System could look like
  • Step-by-step overviews of each section of Listed Firestop Systems and real installation photos to clearly show each component
  • Review of calculations that may be needed to be performed
  • Items to watch out for during installation/inspections
  • Clarifications of typical verbiage in a Listed System
  • Videos showing actual field installations as they relate to a Listed System
  • Through Penetrations, Fire Rated Joints, Perimeter Containment and CLIV Systems covered

Understanding the Firestop Inspection Process:

ICC Course 24244 (0.7 CEU's)

To ensure a successful project, it’s important to create a solid foundation concerning your inspection process. This course will help you better understand what the standards say in the code, the potential gray areas that are not clearly defined and how to develop a process on both sides (inspection and contracting). From this you will be able to properly prepare and streamline these challenges to help your project be as efficient as possible in this imperative step of passive fire protection. All inspectors and installers havea different way of executing their jobs from project to project. This curriculum will cover what you should expect from all parties during the overall inspection process and provide you with the knowledge you need to prepare for any challenges that arise. This is a list of topics covered within the course:

  • Recommended techniques for performing Destructive and Visual Inspections of all types of Firestopping Listed Systems
  • Step-by-step photos and videos of real-world inspections and recommendations on what to be looking for or measuring.
  • Challenges and gray areas not clearly defined in ASTM Standards and recommended documents
  • Tools required and recommended, pros vs cons
  • Ways to streamline inspection process
  • Multiple examples of calculations for shrinkage values of cured firestop samples
  • Understanding options for Destructive Inspection of Mineral Wool, Curtain Wall Insulation and other materials required with the Firestop
  • Products that cannot be destructively inspected
  • Review of what items may be included on your Inspection Report per ASTM E2174/E2393 and additional items recommended
  • Questions to ask prior to starting your inspection and items to request for a successful project


AHJ Training - ICC Course No. 24241 (1.5 CEU's):

For Authorities Having Jurisdiction who are looking to better educate themselves on the code requirements, test standards and inspection processes that relate to Firestop per our building codes. This training will help AHJ’s better identify deficiencies, work with special inspectors and know how to utilize the code required documents available to them.

Introduction to Firestop:

The Introduction to Firestop course will increase your understanding of codes, standards, common terminologies, and overall processes that inspectors, installers and designers are faced with every day. Whether you’ve been working in the industry for years or are just starting out, FireWise covers the responsibilities of each party for a comprehensive understanding of what you should expect on your project. Through this course you will be better prepared and educated to handle the core elements of fire protection and life safety on your project. These are some of the topics you can expect to learn about in this curriculum:

  • Basic industry terminology and language used
  • Where Firestop is used and an overview of how to read construction drawings/floor plans
  • Understanding Firestop Submittals and how they are developed
  • Code sections, standards and language overview
  • Test Standards used for obtaining Firestop Listed Systems
  • Overview of ASTM E2174/E2393 concerning Firestop Special Inspection
  • Fireblocking vs draftstopping vs firestopping
  • Brief overview of common deficiencies of through penetrations

Understanding, Installing and Inspecting to Firestop Listed Systems:

The curriculum focus’ on helping you understand how much information is found in the Firestop Listed System and why without it, no work can be properly performed per Code requirements from design to installation to inspection. Real-world installations will be used in videos and photos to help you clearly see step-by-step what each section of the installation/inspection may look like. We will walk you through the common terminology and calculations that may be performed or discussed so you can enter the field feeling confident with the language and installations found in these imperative inspection documents.These are a few of the topics covered in this course-

  • In-depth review of each component of example Firestop Systems and how it relates to an inspection/installation
  • Detailed photos showing what components of a Firestop System could look like
  • Step-by-step overviews of each section of Listed Firestop Systems and real installation photos to clearly show each component
  • Review of calculations that may be needed to be performed
  • Items to watch out for during installation/inspections
  • Clarifications of typical verbiage in a Listed System
  • Videos showing actual field installations as they relate to a Listed System
  • Through Penetrations, Fire Rated Joints, Perimeter Containment and CLIV Systems covered

Understanding the Firestop Inspection Process:

To ensure a successful project, it’s important to create a solid foundation concerning your inspection process. This course will help you better understand what the standards say in the code, the potential gray areas that are not clearly defined and how to develop a process on both sides (inspection and contracting). From this you will be able to properly prepare and streamline these challenges to help your project be as efficient as possible in this imperative step of passive fire protection. All inspectors and installers havea different way of executing their jobs from project to project. This curriculum will cover what you should expect from all parties during the overall inspection process and provide you with the knowledge you need to prepare for any challenges that arise. This is a list of topics covered within the course:

  • Recommended techniques for performing Destructive and Visual Inspections of all types of Firestopping Listed Systems
  • Step-by-step photos and videos of real-world inspections and recommendations on what to be looking for or measuring.
  • Challenges and gray areas not clearly defined in ASTM Standards and recommended documents
  • Tools required and recommended, pros vs cons
  • Ways to streamline inspection process
  • Multiple examples of calculations for shrinkage values of cured firestop samples
  • Understanding options for Destructive Inspection of Mineral Wool, Curtain Wall Insulation and other materials required with the Firestop
  • Products that cannot be destructively inspected
  • Review of what items may be included on your Inspection Report per ASTM E2174/E2393 and additional items recommended
  • Questions to ask prior to starting your inspection and items to request for a successful project


IFC Reading List Training

For Inspectors who are looking to prepare for the IFC Inspector Exam and efficiently use IFC reading list documents.

Tutorial Videos - Key IFC Recommended Reading List Documents

Inspectors who are looking to prepare for the IFC Inspector Exam and efficiently use IFC reading list documents, you’ve come to the right place. This curriculum is a complete overview of the documents we get asked about the most about from individuals studying for the IFC Inspector Exam. We will review ALL parts of these documents and give our recommendations on areas that you should better understand to help do your job more efficiently in the field. This class is not a crash course to prep for the examination and does not give specific test questions. This content has been developed to help better educate individuals on key documents found in the International Firestop Council's Online Recommended Reading List. The goal is to not only help prepare you for the exam but to educate you well enough to efficiently utilize these documents in your day-to-day activities.

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