The F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector credential is one of the newest available to the hearth industry.
To achieve this certification you need to pass a closed book test that covers all things related to inspecting hearth appliances. This test includes but is not limited to knowledge of:
The goal of the F.I.R.E. Certification Program is to increase knowledge and encourage professional education to ensure a reasonable performance by all fireplace, chimney & venting inspectors, contractors and service technicians. This continued education will improve the work product and professional knowledge of every F.I.R.E. Certificated Inspector. This process will also ensure the safety of homeowners and all occupants.
Larry was certified in June of 2008 and is Fireplace Inspector #188. If you would like to check that the credential is still current, you may go to the F.I.R.E. website. Click on this link http://www.f-i-r-e-service.com/mainframe.html, then hold your mouse over the button on the top left that says “Certified Inspectors” Then click on the United States and last but not least scroll down to Wyoming and click on it.