Fireproofing Special Inspector

ICC Spray-Applied Fireproofing Online Course

Course Includes
90 Day Course Access
Interactive Training Plan Set
Insightful Audio Instruction
Practice Test for Code & Plans
Detailed Charts & Illustrations
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Effective Plan Reading Training for Fireproofing

The hardest part of the 86 – Spray-Applied Fireproofing Exam is the plan reading. But with our online plan reading trading, you can learn how to read plans.

Our training includes a digital plan set with helpful study notes, audio instruction, a practice test, and personal coaching. Watch the video below to learn more.

References Needed

These references are required for course study and for the test. Purchase of this course does not include these references.

IBC 2015
Internation Building Code 2015 Edition
Technical Manual 12-A
4th Edition
Technical Manual 12-b
3rd Edition
Exam Prep for the Code Portion

As you can see, we spent a lot of time and effort to teach you plan reading. Our code training is also effective. Here's how we'll help you pass the code portion of the 86 – Spray-Applied Fireproofing Exam.

7 Modules About the Code

This course has 7 modules about the code. These modules cover the subjects you need to know to pass the test.

  1. Introduction to Fireproofing
  2. SFRM Composition, Mixing, and Application
  3. SFRM Testing Coordination and Thickness Testing
  4. Testing SFRM Density
  5. SFRM Bond Strength, Visual Inspection, and Patching
  6. TFIFRM Introduction
  7. TFIFRM Testing, Inspection, and Patching

You'll learn about important topics such as application techniques, fireproofing with structural steel, density testing, and mixing and applying TFIFRM.

How to Remember the Material

Research from education professionals shows that taking quizzes frequently is one of the best ways to learn. Therefore, at the end of each module, you'll take a quiz.

These quizzes are very important for letting you know if you understood the material. If you did well on the quiz, you can move on to the next module. But if you struggled, we advise you to review the module again and retake the quiz until you get a 75% or better.

This course has 76 quiz questions so you'll definitely learn a lot from the material.

Bonus Modules for Firestopping

This course also has two bonus modules about firestopping. These two modules are not needed for the ICC exam or for you work as a Fireproofing Special Inspector.

Also, please note that we are not preparing you to pass the firestop test that is offered through firestop.org.

Our goal with the firestopping material is to introduce you to the field and lay a foundation for understanding how firestopping works. For example, you'll learn the answers to these questions:

  • What is firestopping and how is it different than fireproofing?
  • Why is firestopping important?
  • What does IBC say about firestopping?
  • How is firestopping used and installed in a building?
  • How do you inspect firestopping?
Answers to Your Questions

Q: Are you recognized by ICC?

A: Yes, we are an ICC Preferred Education Provider.

ICC Preferred Education Provider

Q: How many CEUs can I earn with this course?

A: This is a 20-hour course so you get 2.0 CEUs when you successfully complete it.

Q: How much does the course cost?

A: $449.

Q: How long do I have access to the course?

A: 90 days.

Q: How many digital plan sets are included?

A: 1.

Q: What does the course look like?

A: We understand that a text-only course is not very engaging so we use lots of audio and pictures to teach you the material. Our course looks like a magazine more than a book. One of our founders is skilled in web design and he made the course look great.

Q: I get nervous when I take tests. How can you help me?

A: Being anxious on test day is common. There's a lot at stake because passing the exam means you can earn a higher salary.

At the end of the course, before you take the practice tests, we have module called "Test Taking Preparation". In this module, we give you valuable tips on what to do during the ICC exam.

We'll teach you how to use the notepad and how to organize your workspace. You'll learn tips about time management, pacing, and multiple-choice strategy.

Also, don't be afraid to ask us questions by clicking the chat button on the bottom right of the course.

We've found that being prepared is the best way to calm your nerves when taking the exam. We want you to be prepared as much as possible so if you're not sure about anything, leave us a question in the chat box and we'll reply within 24-48 hours with expert advice.

Student Reviews

In 2011, we created one of the first online special inspector courses. We learned a lot since then about what works and what doesn't for online special inspection training.

But don’t take our word for it. Here are some great reviews from students who got certified because of SI Certs.

Newly Certified – Passed First Try

Jeff B.

I found the plans reading section to be invaluable to my preparation. As someone who has had quite a bit of experience reading transportation plans but a relatively little amount of experience reading plans for vertical construction, practicing these sections with the included practice plans sets, drilling down, again and again, from general to specific information, allowed me to walk into the test with the mindset that although the answers may be difficult to find, they were in fact somewhere in those plans.

If I continued to follow the methodology that I had learned and practiced in the modules, I would eventually find my way to the answer. I never panicked, but just kept trudging along having confidence in the process I learned. Of particular value to me were the explanations to the plans section practice test in the answer key; they detailed, step-by-step, the process I should have followed whenever I missed a question.

Another great trick was the suggestion that should the schedules not all be provided on a dedicated "schedule" page (and they most assuredly will not be), that I use the provided white board and dry erase marker to create an index of the schedules peppered throughout the plans — it was a real lifesaver.

The online modules were easy to navigate and understand and what was particularly useful to me was that I was able to access them using my phone or company issued iPad - allowing me to turn down-time in the truck into productive study time for the exam.

Jeff B.
Mt. Pleasant, SC

There Were Three Key Aspects of the Course That Were Most Valuable.

Mark Y.

Your course helped me organize my studies and gave me the confidence I needed going into the exam. There were three key aspects of the course that were most valuable to me.

First, organizing the exam components into clear and concise study modules that I could tackle at my own pace. The quizzes at the end of each module let me know if I was ready to move onto the next module.

Second, the full set of plans was a great study aid which helped with that portion of the exam.

And third, the timed practice exam with alternating questions each time you take it was most valuable because it helped me understand the pace I needed to set for the exam. When I went for the exam, I was ready thanks to your course.

Mark Y.
Holmdel, NJ

Overall I Found the Course to Be Very Beneficial

Mitch Q.

Overall I found the course to be very beneficial in combining independent study with the provided narrative, commentary, figures…etc. The figures provided are very beneficial in transforming the large amount of technically written text into a very easy to understand image.

Also, the controlled progression through modules was very wise. The practice questions at the end of each module and practice test at the end I think provide the most confidence for taking the test. After taking the test I found the study questions to be representative of what can be encountered on the exam. I do agree as stated on the website that this is not a “Cheater Course”.

Overall I found the course to be very well organized and would say it would be beneficial to anyone preparing for the test.

Mitch Q.
Pocatello, ID