Fire door inspectors need to have a full and comprehensive understanding of their role, and a good appreciation of the current standards to achieve competence.

BRE and the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) have developed this comprehensive and practical 6 hour training course that provides important details that must be addressed when conducting fire door inspections.

The training is delivered in modules and covers fire door regulations, fire door testing requirements and evidence of fire door performance.

The course addresses the importance of different types of fire doors and their installation, and an appreciation of the importance of components including door closers, hinges and door hardware. The course features full video of fire door inspections to help reinforce the key learning points.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Thoroughly understand the regulations and standards applying to fire doors
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the different types of fire doors
  • Appreciate of the importance of critical components such as door closers and hinges
  • Clearly understand the inspection procedure and pass/fail criteria
  • Understand the advice to give the building owner/client in case of inspection failure

Is it right for me?

This training course is aimed at anyone who will undertake fire door inspections including building control officers, safety inspectors, insurers, fire risk assessors, fire professionals and facilities managers.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course and no advance reading.


This is a comprehensive 6 hour online course and exam.


  • The functions of fire doors
  • Regulations
  • Fire safety duties of owners and occupiers
  • Fire tests
  • Evidence of performance
  • Timber fire doors, steel fire doors, glazed steel fire screens and roller shutter doors
  • Glazing, seals, structure and surrounding construction
  • Installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, pass/fail guidance

Please Note: This course does make reference to repair and maintenance but does not cover installation.

The course concludes with an online multiple-choice examination that includes questions on all topics covered. This is a great way to demonstrate your new knowledge and identify further learning that you may require.

Learners who completed this

After completing the course, and demonstrating your knowledge successfully by passing the end of course online exam, you’ll receive a Certificate of completion valid for two years. Refresher training is available to extend the Certificate further at that point.

Following this course, you may then want to register for our forthcoming Level 3 Award in Fire Door Inspection or choose one of our other recognised qualifications, such as our Level 3 Foundation in Passive Fire Protection, our Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment. Alternatively, you can broaden your professional knowledge through our other fire safety training courses.

What’s included?

  • Designed and led by industry experts
  • Over 5 hours of video
  • Comprehensive course notes and materials
  • 3 attempts at the online exam
  • Certificate of completion valid for two years



Yes i thought the course was excellent, it has refreshed my knowledge from the course i attended 2 years ago at the BRE Academy in Watford I found the presenter Nigel Mander and the standard of the recording excellent
Very user friendly and informative
Very informative and a must for a good insight for fire door inspection, I’ve recommended it to my colleagues already.
Good course.
I Found the course easy to follow and very informative, It covered certain aspects I had never considered. Great to be able to stop and start as required and recap as needed.
it was Interesting
Delivery was well recieved

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