Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS)
FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors
The FDIS education programme is a series of online education modules which you can study in your own time and wherever it's most convenient for you. The FDIS Diploma examination can be taken at a local centre.
As a Diploma holder you can proudly demonstrate that your knowledge of fire doors is to a defined industry standard - you are an acknowledged professional in your field.
The education programme has been researched and authored by industry experts in their specific fields and leading members of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and GAI - the two leading authorities on fire doors and their components.
The Diploma programme covers:
- Foundation module - provides a basic understanding of fire doors and their components, including testing and certification, regulations and standards, inspection and maintenance.
- Timber fire doors and frames - provides a more detailed look at timber fire and escape doorsets, their construction, installation and functional performance.
- Metal fire doors - provides information on how steel doors differ from timber doors, how they are tested, glazed, installed and maintained.
- Glazing - provides detailed guidance on the different types of fire resistant glass, glazed apertures, glazing retention systems and beading and the importance of getting it right.
- Seals - provides detailed information on the function and technology of intumescent, acoustic and smoke seals, how they're identified and installed.
- Ironmongery and signage (Part 1) - covers why each type of ironmongery is essential, critical issues about installation, how to check it is functioning correctly and when the item should be replaced.
- Ironmongery and signage (Part 2) - covers essential and non-essential ironmongery, the requirements for panic escape mechanisms and signage on fire doors.
- Transition module - only for Diploma holders who wish to proceed to become an FDIS Certificated Inspector.
Each module looks at the relevant regulations and standards that apply to fire door components and how certification is crucial to compliance.
Once you feel you are confident with the contents of the modules, you can sit the final exam. Simple online booking makes this easy to fit in with personal schedules and the exam can be taken at a test centre near you. If you complete the exam successfully you will be told the result there and then. You will be awarded a Diploma in Fire Doors and will be entitled to use the designation DipFD after your name.