Process for Approval

Stage One:

Completion of the IFSM Accredited Fire Doors in Residential Buildings Diploma

The first stage of the approval process involves the attendance and successful completion of the assessed modules of the two-day IFSM Accredited Fire Doors in Residential Buildings Diploma.

The content for the course was researched thoroughly and painstakingly by our tutor, Tony, which has ensured that every piece of guidance, standard and piece of legislation has been reviewed, and relevant information included in the comprehensive course handout that accompanies the course.

This two-day Diploma course is split in to six ‘bite-size’ modules which provides delegates with the theory behind the requirements (multi-choice assessment at the end of each module to confirm learning) as well as practical assessment to ensure that delegates can put into practice what they have learned.


  • Fire dynamics
  • Passive compartmentation
  • Legislation and guidance
  • Fire door specifications
  • Doors/doorset installation requirements
  • Inspection against MHCLG benchmark standard

Following successful assessment, delegates will not only have the underpinning knowledge and practical skills, but the confidence to carry out the necessary inspections and determine the proportionate outcome for each fire door and illustrating that the life safety of your tenants is paramount to your organisation.

Stage Two:

Submission of completed Inspections

In addition to the Diploma, we have taken the next step to provide approval of those delegates, against our own standards, who wish to become Approved Fire Door Inspectors (Residential). This means that delegates have to successfully complete the rigorous theory and practical assessments as part of the two-day Diploma (achieving over 80%) and, after returning to their own workplace, are required to submit a sample of inspection reports to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and confidence in carrying out a thorough fire door inspection and recording it accurately.

As part of the second stage process we provide approval that the inspector meets the standards that we have set (in accordance with national guidance) in regard to following the inspection process; we do not provide validation that the door is compliant; the inspector themselves will provide such assurance.