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Professional Firestop Training Leads to Quality Results

Online Firestop Training

As firestop system testing becomes more rigorous and building codes become more demanding, the people involved in the application of fire protection products into listed systems cannot afford to be uninformed. 3M can help make you a firestop installation expert.

Whether you're new to firestopping or you're an expert, 3M has training support designed for your needs.

3M™ Firestop Life Safety Training
Level 1 - Online Training
Level 2 - On-Location or Job Site Training
Level 3 - 2-Day Course at 3M Headquarters/Test Center

  • Comprehensive online training through our exclusive e-Train program.
  • Jobsite and on-location training by our qualified sales representatives.
  • Detailed, hands-on firestop training at our UL-certified fire-test center.

Find more information below about the training that's right for you, or contact us for more fire protection training information.

Level 1: 3M™ e-Train Firestop Online Training

e-Train is 3M Fire Protection's comprehensive online education program, designed to provide users with general firestopping information and trade-specific installation details. e-Train provides a wealth of information – from firestopping basics and system nomenclature to detailed installation techniques. The program's high-quality videos highlight proper installation techniques in a broad range of systems. Users that review course content and pass a course assessment are eligible to become "3M Trained" in one or more of the following fire protection categories: Through Penetrations, , Construction Joints or .

e-Train Program Benefits:

  • A comprehensive on-line firestop training program offering relevant information to those involved in firestop installations.
  • Get three years of comprehensive online firestop training and access. Simply register and sign on to e-Train with your unique user id and password.
  • Access to a video library showing proper firestop system installations.
  • Pass a course assessment to become "3M Trained" in Firestop Applications.
  • User can train at their own pace, reducing the need to coordinate large group training sessions.

3M™ Fire Protection e-Train Brochure (PDF, 2MB)
Log-in to e-Train now (existing users)
Register to begin your e-Train online firestop training
Questions or Help accessing e-Train online firestop training, call 1-800-328-1687 (option 5)

Level 2: On-Location and Job-Site Installer Training

Whether your team needs to know more about a specific firestopping product or system, or prefers a round-table question-and-answer session, our qualified professionals come to you and offer the training that best meets your needs.

This firestop installation training program is designed for those who are generally familiar with 3M Fire Protection Products and want to learn more about advanced application installations, what new tools and systems are available and how 3M Fire Protection Products stack up against the competition in all aspects of passive fire protection. Sessions from 1 to 4 hours are available. Contact us today to learn more or request 3M™ firestop training.

Level 3: 3M Test Center Facilty Training

Over the past 20 years, we've provided training for more than 5,000 code officials, architects, contractors and firestop professionals at our online fire-test center.

The 3M fire-test center ensures quality results and is qualified under UL and Intertek guidelines for UL's Client Test Data Program and Intertek's Satellite Laboratory Program.

Advanced Firestop Installation Training Class Dates
Registration Form

Additional Accreditations: AIA/CES/BICSI/HSW Accredited Firestop Courses

3M offers accredited firestop courses designed to keep you up to date with the latest firestopping technology and systems while you fulfill your CES/learning unit requirements. Contact local sales representative for current course descriptions.

The Introduction to Firestopping and Telecom/Data courses are required to be completed to receive CEC credits. You must complete both courses and achieve a test score of 90 percent or higher to be able to print your 3M Trained wallet Card. To receive your credits fax your 3M Trained Wallet card to the BICSI at 1-813-971-4311. Be sure to include your BICSI member number!

Additional Accreditations: 3M Master Contractor

Firestop Contractor CertificationBecome a master contractor with 3M Fire Protection Product. We've trained more than 2,000 construction professionals at our fire test center in Minnesota.

Firestopping is a complicated and serious business, installing "systems" rather than "products." Currently there are over 3,000 tested systems, from over 60 manufacturers. Unfortunately, there are currently no state licensing programs for "firestopping" installation. And with so many different products and systems to choose from, the potential for confusion, misapplication, and the associated risks, is a very real concern.

The firestop certification designation "Certified 3M - Trained Master Contractor," says a lot about a contractor. It is a standard of quality, identifying the most highly trained professionals in firestopping installations. It is a sign of confidence in a properly and full trained professional – with the experience, resources,training and commitment to get the job done right.

Contact us today for more information on the 3M Master Contractor program and firestop certification


Contact 3M Fire Protection Products

For questions or help finding the right solution, contact an expert at 1-800-328-1687 option 7.

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2016 Training Dates

Class Full
September 13-14

Class Full
October 26-27

November 14 and 15