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NFI Adds 4th Professional
Certification – Hearth Design Specialist

Friday, March 2, 2018

This new certification is designed specifically for the hearth salesperson. Learn to successfully guide your hearth sale from start to finish.

  • Technical and safety information about each of the three fuel types of hearth systems
  • The skills to qualify the client based upon technical knowledge of the hearth systems
  • Installation and service information that will allow you to guide the hearth sale from start to finish
  • Assistance in addressing client concerns regarding features, benefits, operation, and maintenance before and after the sale

Take the exam ANYTIME from the comfort of your own home. If your computer has a web cam and microphone you’re all set! Visit to purchase your manual and exam. NFI has also partnered with HPBA Affiliates, manufacturers, distributors, and independent training organizations to offer NFI exams at their events, including: HPBExpo, Affiliate Meetings, and Manufacturer & Distributor Meetings. Exams are also available at ANY one of the 500+ PSI/LaserGrade testing facilities available nationwide. Call us at 703-524-8030 for complete details.


HPBEF promotes safety and performance through education, training, and certification to industry professionals. Our services provide a competitive edge and a level of expertise that lead to better business practices and profitability. HPBEF enhances the safety and comfort of your hearth and outdoor-living experience.

About NFI

The National Fireplace Institute is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organizations for the Hearth industry. NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems.

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