The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and Architectural Testing, Inc., a subsidiary of Intertek (Intertek-ATI) has created a new partnership to provide training for building professionals to earn certification as FORTIFIED™ Home Evaluators and FORTIFIED-Wise credentials. Intertek-ATI is nationally recognized for the leadership, dedication, and professionalism of its staff and IBHS is very pleased to partner with them as they expand their training and certification services to include the FORTIFIED Home Training and Certification Programs. Consumer protection is a top priority for IBHS and Intertek-ATI, and one way we safeguard consumers is by selecting professionals who are fully qualified, competent, and ethical. Individuals may work for a company or an organization, but FORTIFIED Evaluators are certified on an individual basis. Certified FORTIFIED Home Evaluators provide essential inspection and documentation services to builders and homeowners seeking to make their homes stronger, safer, and more durable to specific natural hazards.

FORTIFIED Home™ Evaluator Certification


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FORTIFIED Home Evaluator Training Program

The FORTIFIED Home Evaluator Program provides training and certification to ensure the FORTIFIED designation is consistent and technically accurate throughout the country. FORTIFIED Home Evaluators are certified after completing a comprehensive training course, passing a final exam, and meeting rigorous professional requirements. FORTIFIED Evaluators are then qualified to help assess the condition of single-family, detached dwellings.

Certified Evaluator

Please refer to the FORTIFIED Home Evaluator Handbook for qualification requirements to register for certification. Proof of qualification and all required documents must be submitted with registration form to register. Incomplete registrations and documentation will not be processes and will be returned for completion.
In-Person Training Class Fee: $750

Fee includes the cost of the two-day training class, the FORTIFIED Evaluator Manual, the certification exam (minimum score to pass exam is 85%), certificate and ID Badge and listing in the FORTIFIED Professional Directory once all required documents are submitted.

Non-Evaluator Participants

There are no professional requirements for individuals who wish to audit the training. However, they will not take the evaluator exam at the end of the in-person class.
In-Person Training Class Fee: $550

Fee includes the cost of the class materials and training class. The fees are non-refundable and must be paid with registration form. All classes are scheduled as tentative until registration has been verified. Payments received will be processed and confirmation notices will be issued once the classes are confirmed. Please register early to reserve your registration.


FORTIFIED-Wise™ Credential Program

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FORTIFIED-Wise Associate

The FORTIFIED-Wise Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of FORTIFIED building principles, construction practices, and verification requirements. It is ideal for anyone newer to FORTIFIED Home™ and IBHS, including but not limited to product manufacturers, building officials, insurance professionals, students, real estate professionals, and associates.
In-Person Training Class & Exam Fee: $400

Fee includes the cost of the one-day training class, the FORTIFIED-Wise Manual, the FORTIFIED-Wise Associate exam (minimum score to pass exam is 85%), 6 CE hours every two years, and listing in the FORTIFIED Wise™ Directory. The fees are non-refundable and must be paid with registration form. All classes are scheduled as tentative until registration has been verified. Payments received will be processed and confirmation notices will be issued once the classes are confirmed. Please register early to reserve your registration.

Prerequisites: none.

Important Documents

  
    - FORTIFIED Home™ Evaluator Registration Form
    - Documentation Requirements For Certified Evaluator Or Trainer Candidates
    - FORTIFIED Home™ Evaluator Certification Handbook
    - FORTIFIED Wise™ Training Registration Form

Upcoming Scheduled Classes

To register to attend a class listed below and you have any questions about the upcoming classes please contact Intertek-ATI at kyetter@archtest.com or 717-764-7700. Please note there are FORTIFIED Evaluator, FORTIFIED Evaluator Trainer, and FORTIFIED Wise Training classes listed. Registration forms and any required documentation are accepted by email, fax or mail with payment to register for any of the classes

Registration deadline is 14 days before the class date. All required documents including the regsitration form and payment must be submitted and received to attend any of the listed classes. LATE REGISTRATION FEES WILL APPLY FOR ANY REGISTRATION THAT IS RECEIVED WITH LESS THAN 14 DAYS NOTICE

Class TypeDateLocationInstructorContact PersonPhone
Evaluator07/22-23/2015Texas Gulf CoastBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
Evaluator08/19-20/2015Gulf CoastBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
Evaluator10/21-22/2015Rhode IslandBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
Evaluator12/09-10/2015IBHS, South CarolinaBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
FORTIFIED - Wise07/21/2015Texas Gulf CoastBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
FORTIFIED - Wise08/18/2015Gulf CoastBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735
TrainerPendingIBHS/South CarolinaBill YorkKaren Yetter717-764-7700 X 3735