Virtual courses for FORTIFIED Evaluators, FORTIFIED Wise – Associates and FORTIFIED Wise – Professionals are now in development and updates will be posted on these courses shortly.


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.

FORTIFIED Wise™ Certificate  Program


The FORTIFIED Wise™–Roofing Contractor demonstrates a solid understanding of the critical aspects of installation and documentation for roofing a new or existing home to meet the FORTIFIED standards. This course is ideal for experienced roofers looking to expand their business and marketing opportunities.

Fee includes 2-hour classroom instruction, FORTIFIED Wise–Roofing Contractor exam (minimum score to pass is 85%), printed copy of FORTIFIED Wise–Roofing Contractor training presentation, and a listing in the FORTIFIED Home Provider Directory.


The FORTIFIED Wise™–Professional demonstrates an in-depth of knowledge of the FORTIFIED Home building program principles and practices by successfully completing the FORTIFIED Wise training and passing the FORTIFIED Wise–Professional examination.

Fee includes the cost of the one-day training class, the FORTIFIED Wise Manual, the FORTIFIED Wise–Professional exam (minimum score to pass an exam is 85%), and listing in the FORTIFIED Home Provider Directory.


FORTIFIED Wise™–Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of FORTIFIED building principles, construction practices, and verification requirements. It is ideal for anyone new to FORTIFIED Home and IBHS, including but not limited to, building and code officials, product manufacturers, insurance professionals, students, real estate professionals, and associates.

Fee includes the cost of the one-day training class, the FORTIFIED Wise Manual, and the FORTIFIED Wise–Associate exam (minimum score to pass an exam is 85%).

Upcoming Courses

Online Training Only

  • FORTIFIED Wise™ Roofing Contractor–Hurricane
  • FORTIFIED Wise™ Roofing Contractor–High Wind & Hail

With training available online, it’s never been easier to take FORTIFIED courses.

FORTIFIED Home™ Evaluator Certification

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.

Upcoming Courses

No courses currently scheduled.