Training seminars provided at no charge for code officials and others
Educational programs are an important aspect of the International Firestop Council’s mission. The IFC provides generic, non-product specific training to building officials, fire officials, plumbing and mechanical organizations, architects and contractors for FREE.
The IFC will send representatives, always from different member companies, to the host’s location and provide a 2-hour, 4-hour, 6-hour, or 8-hr presentation, as requested. The representatives include manufacturer representatives, former building officials and former fire officials who must abide by the IFC Presenter Guidelines ensuring an educational seminar and not a sales pitch.
The seminar will include material on code requirements, testing procedures, importance of a balanced approach to fire protection, and inspection procedures for passive fire protection.
To host an event we need a six week notice, a place suitable for an educational seminar and more than twenty attendees. Chapters can combine with other local chapters or invite additional representatives or construction professionals from the local jurisdiction. Attendees will receive a printed Power Point version for future referrals, and a Certificate of Completion. If CEU recognition/accreditation is needed from a specific entity/organization, the IFC will submit our education materials as required to the indicated authorities for approval.
8 hr seminar: IFC Firestop 108, Firestop inspection and plan review (Course No. 10471, 0.7 CEUs)
CANADA As the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) is far less detailed and less developed than the IBC on issues of firestopping, Canadian seminars are offered in either a 2 hour or 4 hour total seminar length.
Subtopics provided in each seminar length (2, 4, 6, or 8 hr.)
To allow you to choose a seminar length that best fits the training needs of your group, the table below explains which topics are covered in each seminar length.
Download this summary document explaining why the IFC firestop special inspection education and examination program is unmatched in providing a thorough, accurate and fair evaluation of the competence of proposed firestop special inspectors.