Become an FDIS Certificated Inspector
Once you have been awarded a Diploma in Fire Doors (DipFD) you can apply to become a Certificated Fire Door Inspector (CertFDI).
As a Certificated Inspector you can carry out on-site inspections of installed fire doors in existing or new buildings. This is an essential part of any fire risk assessment required by law to be done by a building’s Responsible Person.
What benefits do FDIS Certificated Inspectors get?
As an FDIS Certificated Fire Door Inspector you'll get:
Use of the unique FDIS inspection database to record inspection data and automatically produce comprehensive inspection reports for your clients. No more time consuming typing of reports
New business opportunities generated by our online fire door inspector database
Special deals for professional indemnity insurance
Access to promotional and marketing materials to help your business grow
Support from FDIS, the leading authority in fire door inspection
Are you ready to become an FDIS Certificated Inspector?
If you've completed the Diploma in Fire Doors and passed the final examination, you're ready to apply to become an FDIS Certificated Fire Door Inspector.
To complete this part of the qualification, you will need to:
- Complete the FDIS Transition Module, which explains in detail what is expected of an FDIS Certificated Inspector and how the scheme operates
- Demonstrate in a practical, working environment, both the knowledge you used to obtain your diploma and the expertise you use on site with real, functioning fire doors
What's involved in the FDIS Certificated Inspector practical assessment?
On the day, you will be assessed by an independent third-party, Exova Warringtonfire. Your assessor will check you have the knowledge required to:
- Effectively and confidently carry out inspections of fire door installations
- Record your findings, particularly where inconsistencies are detected, and recommendations for rectification are required
- Issue the necessary reports in accordance with the requirements of the scheme
As a certificated inspector you will be re-assessed every three years so that clients can be sure an inspector's knowledge and skills are always up-to-date.
All certificated inspectors must comply with the FDIS Code of Conduct.