FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exam FAQs

  FM UL
# of Questions 100+

125

Those writing the ULC Firestop Exam are required to complete the UL Core Exam, plus an additional 25 questions for the Canadian supplement. This supplement is added to the core UL Firestop Exam and graded as a whole.

Length of time allowed 2 hrs 45 mins (Full)
90 mins (Re-Exam)
3 hrs – UL Core Exam
1 hr – ULC Supplement
Open Book No Yes
Score required to Pass 80% 80%
MOP Version Required 7th Edition or Newer 7th Edition
Online Exam Option No Yes – Register to take the Online Exam at UL.com
How long for results 2-4 weeks 3 hours
If I don’t pass, can I retake exam? Yes Yes
After passing the exam, how long before I need to retake the exam?

3 yrs

Earn less than 6 CEUs every 3 years and write the standard FM Firestop Exam
OR
Earn greater than 6 but less than 9 CEUs every 3 years and write the FM Re-Exam
OR
Earn 9 CEUs every 3 years to be exempt from having to test

3 yrs
OR
Earn 6 CEUs every 3 years
What constitues a CEU? A CEU is definied as a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).  CEUs are comprised of Learning Units (LUs), which equate to actual hours of industry-specific contact education.

 

1 CEU = 8 LUs

A CEU is definied as a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).  CEUs are comprised of Learning Units (LUs), which equate to actual hours of industry-specific contact education.

 

1 CEU = 10 LUs

I live and work in Canada. Is there a different requirement? No Yes
The ULC Canadian Supplement is required. The Canadian Supplement consists of an additional 25 questions, to be completed within 1 hour. This supplement is added to the core UL Firestop Exam and is graded as a whole.
Study Guides FCIA Manual of Practice
Standard for Approval of Firestop Contractors, Class 4991
The FM Approval Guide
FCIA Manual of Practice
UL’s Online Certification Directory
UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Program Requirements and Checklist

 

ULC Canadian Supplement
NRC Best Practice Guide to Fire Stops