Safenetix Level 1 Fire and Smoke Damper Inspector Certification Exam Information

CFSDI Safenetix Level 1 Certified Fire and Smoke Damper Inspector

What is the value of becoming a Safenetix Level 1 Certified Fire and Smoke Damper Inspector?

Becoming a Safenetix Level 1 Certified Fire and Smoke Damper Inspector (CFSDI-1), as well as maintaining certification, demonstrates through accredited examination an individual’s professional expertise in the field of fire and smoke damper inspection. The certified inspector will generally be accepted within the passive fire protection profession for knowing the fire and smoke damper functionality, inspection reporting, and building code requirements. As a CFSDI-1, building owners and facility managers can rest assured when hiring you for a fire and smoke damper inspection project as the certification program is guided by industry subject experts and is subject to rigorous compliance requirements.

Safenetix pledges impartiality in all certification operations, ensuring adherence to established policies and procedures, free from external influence, managing conflicts of interest, and maintaining objectivity to inspire public trust.

Note: No courses or preparation materials guarantee an applicant’s success on certification exams, whether the training is developed by Safenetix or other organizations.

2024 Safenetix Certification Exam dates:

  • May 9, 23
  • June 6, 20
  • July 18

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Safenetix Level 1 Fire and Smoke Damper Inspector Exam?

Per the requirements established by the Safenetix Certification Board, applicants must have a minimum experience level of two years working in the passive fire protection industry. As an alternative, applicants can meet the requirements with a combination of applicable education and one year of related experience.

Applicable education can be met through either of the following:

  • An associate degree that included a minimum of two courses directly related to facilities management and/or fire safety
  • A bachelor’s degree that included a minimum of four courses directly related to facilities management and/or fire safety
  • Experience is defined as full-time work that utilizes knowledge specific to the inspection of fire/smoke dampers or knowledge of fire/smoke dampers from an engineering or HVAC perspective. Examples include employment within:
    • Fire protection companies
    • Facilities management
    • Property management
    • HVAC companies
    • Building inspection companies / consultancies
  • Applicants must submit documentation of work experience, such as reference letters from current and/or previous employers. If applicants are meeting the eligibility requirement through a combination of applicable education and experience, documentation of education must also be submitted.