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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 in three hearth product categories based on fuel type:


  • NFI Gas Specialist

  • NFI Woodburning Specialist

  • NFI Pellet Specialist


Master Hearth Professionals are individuals who have successfully gained all three NFI Certifications, the highest level of certification in the hearth industry.

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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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.

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Additional Training Materials

NFI Hearth System Reference Manuals
Hearth Handbooks for Building Officials
Hearth 101 Handbooks
Hiring & Retaining Employees
Professional Service is Profitable
NFI Practice Exams (PDF or Print)

HE@RTH Online Training

2018 Members received one FREE 1-year HE@RTH Online Training Subscription, a $249 value.

NFI Certification

Gas Review Course & Exam

August 7, 2018

Salina, KS

NFI Certification

Hearth Design Specialist Review Course & Exam

August 9, 2018

Kansas City, MO

NFI Certification

Gas Review Course & Exam

August 23, 2018

Chicago, IL

HPBExpo Education

March 13-15, 2019

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Dallas, TX

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Education News

August 8, 2018

September 21, 2017

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