NFI Certification Review & Exam

Once a year, RMHPBA supports your certification by offering you the wood/gas review and exam as well as the opportunity to test for wood, gas and pellet.

Professionals who install or plan wood/gas hearth appliance systems are tested on the fundamental knowledge they need for their job. The NFI Wood/Gas Exam covers the following: Fundamental Knowledge (25% of exam), Combustion, Heat/Heat Protection, Safety Guidelines & Consequences of Action, Construction Fundamentals, Installation Knowledge (75% of exam), Regulations and Instructions, Fuel Delivery, Appliance Requirements, Post Installation Inspection and Service. The reference manual for this certification is the 2006 HEARTH Reference Manual Wood/Gas Hearth Systems.

Who Should Register?

Owners, installers, sales force, customer service personnel of retailers and installing distributors who want to learn the latest, brush up on skills, and get deserved recognition.

Why Certify? What Are The Benefits?

Validates Knowledge – You'll gain more confidence with staff installing combustion products into homes, obtain peace of mind that there is demonstrated knowledge of hearth products, installation concepts and procedures through the learning and examination process.

You'll Beat Your Competition - Customers Choose YOU - Promote Yourself. Does your competition have certified staff? Customers will choose certified staff first and foremost. With mention in your ads, press releases to your local papers, and designation on the NFI website as a certified professional, shoppers will know where to go for experience.

Earn Stature with Local Officials - Building code officials prefer to work with certified individuals because they know certified professionals have prepared for and passed an industry exam. You and your staff may become trusted experts when builders and officials have questions about the installation and operation of hearth products.

Less Employee Turnover - Individuals who earn certification have more self-confidence and remain in their profession longer than non-certified individuals.

More Productive Employees - Certified individuals are more productive, using time more efficiently, than non-certified ones due to better job preparation and learning. Certification can also be a tool to identify employees with leadership potential.

Certification Could Be Vital for Your Business - In professions where safety and protection of the public is involved, certification serves as a positive effort to self-reg thus fending off the possibility of government regulation. Certification may pre-empt the adoption of outside regulations allowing us to continue to install our industry's products.

Your Insurance Premiums May be Reduced - If installation and service are 25% or less of the gross of your business, you may be able to enjoy lower insurance rates.

Rocky Mountain Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
1130 Riparian Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: 480-772-2169
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