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Industry Education

Become NFI Certified

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National Fireplace Institute

The only national certification program designed for hearth product planners and installers.  Our objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for hearth professionals. NFI certifies planners and installers in four hearth product categories:

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Regional Training Meetings

Attendees of the MWHPBA Annual Meeting can earn up to 6 CEU’s in just one day towards their NFI or CSIA re-certification.  We provide industry-related courses designed to improve your business taught by industry experts.  Group Discounts:  Owners bring your employees and save.  

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  • Register for the Annual Meeting

Online Courses

With HE@RTH Online Training, you and your company's staff can easily and affordably get effective training and NFI CEU's. We offer recorded versions of our live classes as well as recordings of some of the great sessions offered at the HPBExpo. Access the OnDemand classes at any time.

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HPBExpo Education

Each year the HPB Education Foundation delivers a wide variety of education sessions at HPBExpo. Topics include technical, sales, management, outdoor living and manufacturer specific training taught by industry experts.  Education is just one more reason why HPBExpo is so very important.

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Additional Training

NFI Advocates

Many hearth product manufacturers recommend that their products are installed by NFI Certified Specialists. Training sessions from these companies are normally awarded NFI CEUs. Please contact them for their current schedule of training sessions.


Other Providers

Many manufacturers, distributors, associations and guilds offer training that are awarded NFI CEUs.

Additional Training Materials

NFI Hearth System Reference Manuals
Hearth Handbooks for Building Officials
Show Me the Money
Hiring & Retaining Employees
Professional Service is Profitable
NFI Practice Exams (PDF or Print)

HE@RTH Online Training

Purchase your yearly subscription today.  Discounts available for 5 or more individual subscriptions.

NFI Certification

Core & Wood Review Courses

Monday, June 1

8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Core Review

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Wood Review

NFI Certification

NFI Gas & Pellet Review Courses

Tuesday, June 2

8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Gas Review

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Pellet Review

NFI Certification

Hearth Design Specialist Review Course

Wednesday, June 3

8:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hearth Design Specialist Review

HPBExpo Education

March 3-5, 2021

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

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