Firestop Inspector

Inspects firestop system per 2012 International Building Code

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Intertek and the International Firestop Council (IFC), a nonprofit association dedicated to improving passive fire protection systems and materials, have partnered to create a program to increase the overall quality of firestop inspections. The program, a part of Intertek’s Qualified Personnel (IQP) Program, builds off of IFC’s existing inspector education and examination program, increasing the proficiency of participating inspectors and adding further structure and third-party audits to ensure the highest level of quality.

Under the program, individuals must complete the IFC’s existing training program and receive a passing score on the final exam. Candidates can then apply to be an IQP - Firestop Inspector through Intertek. Once qualified, the inspectors must maintain their qualification by passing audits and on-going training. The combination of the two programs gives authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) increased confidence that specialized training and extensive knowledge is applied to the firestop inspector.

This training and qualification program is open to all interested parties. Log on to www.firestop.org/inspection for more information and to register for the training classes.