New this year, the RMHPBA has paid for all its members to have FREE access to the HPB Education Foundation's online Hearth 101, Introduction to Hearth Systems and Using Hearth 101 for Sales and Customer Service. This saves our members $200 per employee who choose to take the courses.

There is no limit to how many of your employees can take the course. This will be especially helpful for new employees!

To take either class at no cost, visit . To login, use your membership number as your user ID and use Rmhpba2017 as your password. Contact Larry at (480) 772-2169 if you need help locating your membership ID.

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HEARTH 101 – Introduction to Hearth Systems, online
Hearth 101 provides fundamental product knowledge and technical information about all major categories of hearth appliances and venting systems. New and intermediate level sales and customer service personnel gain confidence and effectiveness in communication with customers from quickly learning the fundamentals of industry products, how they work, and what they require for safety and performance.

Using Hearth 101 for Sales and Customer Service, online
Using Hearth 101 demonstrates how sales and customer service personnel can effectively combine technical knowledge from Hearth 101 with basic sales technique and customer service skills to make sales... and to get referrals and repeat sales.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact Larry Grogan (480) 772-2169 or Mary Jo Nadeau at 703-524-8030. 

About the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Education Foundation

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF) is an independent, non-profit education foundation that serves as the education “arm” of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA). The Foundation was established in 1981 as the HEARTH Education Foundation. HPBEF is governed by a Board of Governors that includes representatives from the hearth, patio and barbecue industries, the public safety, and allied service community.


HPBEF promotes safety, understanding, and responsibility in all facets of hearth, patio and barbecue products through professional training and consumer education.   The Foundation supports the industries by providing solid business strategies, technical training, and educational products and programs that capture best industry practices and encourage professional achievement, certification and continuing education.

The Foundation also manages the National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) Certification Program.  NFI is the professional certification division of HPBEF.  NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliance and their venting systems.

Rocky Mountain Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
1130 Riparian Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: 480-772-2169
Member Support:  FAX 406-897-2310

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