Fireproofing Inspector eCourse (FIRE INSP)

Fireproofing eCourse

Fireproofing Inspector eCourse (FIRE INSP)

The Fireproofing Inspector eCourse is an online course that creates an increased awareness of fireproofing and proper inspection of applied protective coatings. After scheduling and passing the in-person exam this course adds a certification to your title that will benefit individuals such as plant managers, asset owners, coating and fire protection suppliers.

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Course description

The online Fireproofing Inspector Course provides coatings inspectors with fundamental knowledge for the inspection of passive fire protection projects. The course will focus on the inspection tasks associated with thick film and thin film intumescent coatings as well as other forms of fire protection.

Course content

  • Thick film intumescent coatings
  • Overview of passive fire protection
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Safety and the fire proofing inspector
  • Fireproofing inspectors duties
  • Principles of passive fire protection
  • Conditional surveys and maintenance
  • Thin film intumescent coatings
  • Characteristics and quantity requirement
  • Documentation, training, and application
  • Dry film thickness
  • Other forms of fire protection

Course format

This course is taken online and consists of three core modules: Thick Film Intumescent Coatings, Thin Film Intumescent Coatings, and Other Forms of Fire Protection. Each module is supplemented by quizzes. The course features units as a series of web pages that students can access whenever it is convenient to them. The written exam consists of 100, multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 8 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.

Benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of fires and fire protection
  • Explain how thick film and thin film intumescent coatings work
  • Define the role of the fireproofing inspector in regard to quality assurance and quality control
  • Recognize health and safety considerations for fireproofing projects
  • Recognize essential documents associated with the inspection of fireproofing projects
  • Explain the surface preparation and coating application processes for thick film and thin film intumescent coatings
  • Describe the products and equipment needed for surface preparation and coating application
  • Outline how to conduct and compile fireproofing survey reports
  • Identify factors that influence the required wet and dry film thicknesses of intumescent coatings
  • Recognize common application defects
  • Identify other forms of fire protection materials in addition to intumescent coatings

Who should attend

Coatings project managers, quality managers, inspectors, contractor supervisory level personnel, coating specification writers or coatings or equipment suppliers, coating consultants, or technical service representatives involved in the steel protective coatings industry.

What is the next step?

Once you have taken and passed the Fireproofing Inspector eCourse program you can move onto the Fireproofing Inspector Cert Exam.

Fire Inspection Prerequisite

Member - $500.00 USD
Non-Member - $700.00 USD
8 hours (includes online course & 1 hour written exam)
English, Spanish, Chinese and Turkish


Fireproofing Inspector (FIRE INSP)

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