Grow your business and protect your community from severe weather.
Whether you’re an architect designing a new home, a contractor building a house, an inspector verifying compliance, an insurance agent providing coverage, or agency providing funding for construction—you can benefit from training offered by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) through FORTIFIED Wise University.
Through a series of classes, either online or in-person, FORTIFIED Wise University helps students gain a general understanding of resilient, storm-ready construction and a deep understanding of the construction upgrades and documentation required by FORTIFIED Home™.
In-Person Training Classes
While restrictions in many states are beginning to loosen, limitations on travel and group gatherings remain. As a result, ALL IN-PERSON FORTIFIED TRAINING CLASSES ARE INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. However, IBHS is committed to providing guidance on resilient construction and the FORTIFIED program and is developing virtual training courses and remote testing capabilities.
Roofing is a competitive business. Having a reputation for installing storm-ready roofs will help your company stand out from the crowd. You can use the FORTIFIED standards and independent verification of each roof to demonstrate to potential customers that you know the best method to limit damage from tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather events.
To make it easier to fit FORTIFIED training into your day, IBHS now offers online, on-demand training.
- Training consists of 11 modules, totaling approximately 2.5 hours of instruction, and costs just $100.
- For an additional $50, you can take the roofing contractor certification exam to be included in the FORTIFIED online directory. You must pass with a minimum score of 85% and be pre-qualified to be listed in the directory.
FORTIFIED Home Evaluator Certification
The FORTIFIED Home Evaluator program provides training and certification to provide certified Evaluators who 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.
This training is currently not available. An online course will be available soon.
The FORTIFIED Wise–Professional demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the FORTIFIED Home standards. This course is designed for people who will seek FORTIFIED Gold & FORTIFIED Silver designations either as a contractor, designer, engineer, or architect.
FORTIFIED Professional training provides insight into the science behind FORTIFIED construction, and details the construction requirements and documentation for each level offered.
You can also choose to take the FORTIFIED Wise–Professional exam to be listed in the FORTIFIED online directory. You must pass with a minimum score of 85% and be pre-qualified to be listed in the directory.