NFI Hearth Design Specialist
New in 2017
We are thrilled to introduce the new NFI Hearth Design Specialist Certification. The sales personnel of the hearth industry can now establish themselves as a credible source for information for their customers. Since 2002, NFI’s attention has been on installers and service technicians. Now we are giving the sales personnel a boost. So many of the major decisions about any hearth appliance installation are made during the sales process. The Hearth Design Specialist certification is designed to give the sales personnel the technical information they need to know. The goal is to make sure hearth appliances are planned properly long before the job gets to the installer. Based on the Hearth Design Specialist Reference Manual, First Edition which was published in the fall of 2017, this certification covers the technical knowledge on combustion, heat transfer, safety and venting for woodburning, gas and pellet hearth appliances. Other topics include an introduction to codes, standards and regulations, fuel characteristics and appliance requirements. All major hearth appliances are covered including fireplaces, gas log sets, fireplace inserts and free standing stoves.