Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractor (HAFSC) Program

At Hilti, we believe in helping to save lives through innovation and education. In 1998, Hilti created the Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractor (HAFSC) Program to partner with contractors that specialize in the correct installation of firestop systems. Through this program, Firestop Specialty Contractors receive opportunities for accreditation, education, industry wide updates, access to industry professionals, and quicker completion times on Engineering Judgments. They shall take all reasonable steps to ensure Hilti products are installed correctly, professionally and in accordance with the Hilti UL Listing, Intertek, Factory Mutual, FM, QAI or Engineering Judgment drawing for the specified application.

There are currently over 150 companies in our HAFSC Program that have completed the accreditation requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, a signed HAFSC agreement, training certificates for both management and field personnel, appointment of Key Responsible Contact (KRC), passing the Hilti KRC Fire Protection Exam and completed jobsite audits on file with Hilti each year.

Why use HAFSC on the jobsite?

For architects and specifiers

Get manufacturer-trained professionals who are knowledgeable about firestopping methods and quality installations

  • Allows tradespeople to focus on their area of expertise, leaving firestopping to firestop specialty contractors
  • Provide a single source contractor who is responsible for all firestop applications
  • Help promote easier inspection by officials who know and have greater trust in professional firestop installers
  • Increase your confidence that your firestopping is of higher quality by trained installers

As a contractor

Differentiate yourself in the marketplace

  • Degree of professionalism not offered by manufactures other firestop manufacturer
  • Documented training activities for company employees including advanced topics not offered elsewhere
  • Ability for Hilti employees to recommend installer for construction bids and turn-key solutions based upon completion of formalized program
  • Marketing materials provided (i.e. HAFSC logo and company name listed on Hilti webpage) to help identify the commitment and professionalism as a HAFSC. 
  • May allow for project specifications to be met for “manufacturer trained” or “accredited contractor” requirement
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Benefits of joining our HAFSC Program

  • Access to industry professionals within Hilti (codes, testing, products, system designs, etc.)
  • Prioritized Engineering Judgements
  • Participation in Hilti events associated with construction conferences (i.e. FCIA)
  • Corporate and field-based training programs
  • Joint business reviews with local sales and technical teams
  • Access to UL's qualified firestop contractor program continuing education units

2023 Upcoming Events

  • Oct 24 2023
    Start : 8:00 AM End : 3:00 PM Place : Albuquerque, NM

    FCIA Fall Conference

    FIC ’23, the FCIA Firestop Industry Hybrid Conference & Trade Show, brings together Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors, Special Inspection Agency personnel, AHJs, Manufacturers, and industry leaders for three collaborative days focused on educating, developing, and improving the firestop industry.

  • Mar 01 2024
    Start : End : Place : Irving, TX

    HAFSC Level 2 Workshop (exact dates TBD)

    The HAFSC Level 2 Workshop is an in-person two-and-a-half-day workshop at our Irving facility. This workshop includes updates on testing, codes and standards, how to prepare for a third-party inspection, UL resources, and hands-on with Hilti’s new firestop innovation. You will also get to experience a firestop burn and hose stream test and get time with some of Hilti's best firestopping experts. You will get 2 UL continuing education credits and 8 FM learning units from attending this course. *This training is reserved for customers in our HAFSC Program. Each company gets two people per workshop.

  • Apr 30 2024
    Start : End : Place : Oklahoma City, OK

    FCIA Spring Conference

    The FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference is a two-and-a-half-day event focused on educating and engaging the firestop & effective compartmentation industry. Filled with technical industry education, the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams, interactive FCIA Committee round table meetings, and FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members Only sessions, ECA ’24 is the ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge and contribute to the development of the firestop industry.

  • Nov 05 2024
    Start : End : Place : Palm Springs, CA

    FCIA Fall Conference

    The FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, is the leading educational firestop conference in the world. This year celebrates 25 years of FCIA. The event brings together Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors, Special Inspection Agency personnel, AHJs, Manufacturers, and industry leaders for three collaborative days focused on educating, developing, and improving the firestop industry.

*Hilti Accredited Firestop Specialty Contractors are independent companies who have had employees participate in the Hilti firestop training program.

HAFSC Level 2 Workshop registration form