The UL and ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program is a voluntary, third party certification of firestop installation contractor companies. The program is available in the U.S and Canada and provides architects, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), general contractors, manufacturers, building owners and others with a way to identify qualified contractors that comply with UL's Qualified Contractor Program Requirements.
To become recognized as a UL and ULC Qualified Contractor, the contracting firm must meet all program requirements which include two critical elements:
- Employs at least one Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) with the appropriate level of industry knowledge as demonstrated by successful completion of the applicable UL Firestop exam and meets additional program requirements.
- Established and effectively implemented and maintained an industry focused Management System as demonstrated by a UL audit at the contractor's facility and job site.
To learn more about the UL Qualified Contractor Programs, please visit http://industries.ul.com/blog/firestop-contractor-programs
UL Firestop Exam (U.S. Certification)
The UL Firestop exam is designed to assess knowledge of the FCIA Manual of Practice, (you may obtain the FCIA Manual of Practice by contacting FCIA at FCIA.org) the UL Fire Resistance Directory (link below) and the UL Qualified Firestop Contractor program requirements (link below). The examination is a 3 hour, open book exam with a combination of 120 multiple choice and true false questions.
UL Firestop Exam (Canadian certification)
If you are practicing in Canada it is required to take two parts of the exam. This examination is a 4 hour, open book exam with a combination of 145 multiple choice and true/false questions. The questions include part one noted above and part two of the Canadian supplement.
For successful completion of the examination, individuals must obtain a correct score of 80% or better.
To be eligible to take the examination, the examinee must:
- Be an active employee of a specialty building construction contractor conducting business in the firestop industry. A contractor is considered active in the firestop business when past, current, or pending contracts include firestop work or specifications.
- Be an active employee of a special inspection agency conducting business in the firestop industry, seeking AC 291 certification.
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UL Firestop Examination
UL Firestop Examination (Canadian version)
Click a link below to download a study guide, and to learn about renewal requirements: