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Qualified Fire Door Inspection Training and Certification

Johnson Controls - Qualified Fire Door Inspector Training and Certification

(4-day program) Interested in becoming a fire door inspector? Come learn from qualified, certified, door opening industry experts who understand the total opening and are out there inspecting. Become familiar with the codes and standards affecting fire rated door opening assemblies. Acquire the skills to analyze fire rated openings and their components, research and evaluate products for compliance and create and submit required reporting to facility owners.

After successfully completing this training course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and utilize the codes affecting fire rated door opening assemblies.
  2. Perform visual inspections and acceptance testing of swinging doors with builders hardware in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.
  3. Detect the differences between allowable jobsite preparations and field modifications to determine if openings being inspected are code compliant.
  4. Research and evaluate products for fire rated openings of different generations and classifications.
  5. Create and submit inspection reports required by the codes for facilities to be kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
  6. Prescribe corrective products and processes to bring failing openings back into compliance.

The following course material will be provided to attendees:     

  • QFDI Course Manual
  • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
  • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
  • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (2021)
  • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
  • NGP Door Inspection Tool
  • Sample Inspection Forms
  • Inspection Software Discount Code

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will take a computerized certification exam. Those who pass the exam with a minimum score of 80% will receive the Qualified Fire Door Inspector (QFDI) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

Recommended prior learning: Opening Industry Bootcamp course or equivalent training.

29.3 Contact Hours - Eligible for 3 IACET CEUs

Course cost includes lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

Event Location:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Worcester

1 Washington Square

Worcester, MA 01604

Enjoy the special room rate of $179/night + tax

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Meet Your Instructors


Hal has over 35 years of experience in the door and hardware industry. He's a trusted authority, actively engaged in safety, security, and fire door inspections throughout the US and Canada. In 2008, he founded DOORDATA Solutions, Inc., revolutionizing fire door inspections. Hal is also a Principal Technical Committee Member for NFPA 80 and NFPA 105, demonstrating his leadership and innovative contributions to the industry.


Ben has over 16 years experience in the door and hardware industry. Prior to his opening industry career, Ben was a math and science teacher for a private Christian academy. His love for teaching quickly made him a great asset as an instructor for our industry.  Ben is an avid learner and continually strives to pass on all he has learned.

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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