NFI Courses

NFI Partner Event Procedures - How to sign up!

We have a plan to make NFI Partner events even easier based on the feedback we have received. Here are some details you should know:

  • All NFI exams are now taken online using our remote proctoring service.
  • The computer needs a webcam and microphone. 
  • They will have received an email with their user name and password.
  • You no longer need to provide a proctor. 

  • The person taking the exam will find out if they passed or not the minute they hit “Submit”.  We will send a complete score report once we get the results.

Here’s how you register for your certification materials:

  1. Go to https://nficertified.org
  2. You do NOT have to create an account or log in.
  3. Click on Store in the upper right hand corner of the page
  4. Click on the category:
      • NFI Manual, Review and Certification Exam 
      • NFI Review and Certification Exam ONLY
      • Retest NFI Manual, Review and Certification exam 
      • Retest NFI Review and Certification Exam ONLY
  5. Select the fuel type you want
  6. Add it to your shopping cart and process the payment.
    • Don’t forget to use a Coupon Code if you qualify to get your discount!

7. During the payment process you will be asked where you want to take the review class.  Choose NFI Partner Event and then choose your event from the drop-down box that appears.

  • Remember: the exam will be taken online. 
  • You will receive an email with the log in information for the exam as well as your user name and password.  Make sure you have that information when you are ready to take the exam. 

You may use a calculator during the exam. You may NOT use a smart phone for the calculator. The computer exams have a calculator in the computer and there is an online calculator once you are in the actual exam.

There are time limits for each exam:

  • Hearth Design Specialist is 100 questions, you are allowed 2½ hours.
  • Core Knowledge is 67 questions, you are allowed 2 hours
  • Woodburning and pellet are 41 questions, Gas is 40 questions, you are allowed 1½ hours.
  • The computer exams will automatically submit the exam when time expires.

Contact Karen Arpino for your NFI training coupon code or for more information(karpino@northcentralhpba.org) 

Not a NCHPBA Member? Click here or email karpino@northcentralhpba.org to learn more about the benefits of becoming a NCHPBA Member and to sign-up!

Register today to take your exams!

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