Fire Extinguishers & Kitchen Hoods

This page and documents on it have been updated to new criteria for exams effective October, 2020.  If CSA has approved you to finish taking an exam with PSI proctoring using older exams you may use these or the older guides.

FEX- Fire Extinguishers

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This assessment is intended for those individuals who sell, install, inspect, test, service, and maintain fire extinguishers.  This assessment evaluates an individuals knowledge of NFPA 10, including Annex material related to proper selection of extinguishers for the hazard.  This exam covers hydrostatic testing frequencies based on type of extinguisher.  This exam does not address DOT criteria on performing hydrostatic testing of pressure cylinders as it is outside the scope of NFPA 10 and frequently performed by specific individuals / companies.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

FEX- Fire Extinguishers     $170 / each attempt 

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Selection of extinguisher based on hazard

  • Spacing of extinguishers

  • Differences between Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

  • Replacement of extinguishers

Books Required:

  • NFPA 10, 2018 Edition

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.  (click link)

CKH2 - Commercial Hood Install and Service

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This assessment is intended to evaluate the ability of those installing, servicing, inspecting, and testing pre-engineered commercial kitchen hoods.

Because each manufacturer has specific criteria for their pre-engineered kitchen hood systems, our test is focused on requirements of NFPA 17A and NFPA 96 along with general concepts for selection of hood systems.  Our CSA Kitchen Hood Design manual has fictitious nozzles, pipes, fittings, and actuators to identify that the candidate understands how to apply limitations of nozzles to pipe sizes, lengths of pipe, etc. typical of the manufacturers.  It is imperative that an installer or service technician also be trained and qualified by the respective manufacturer of the system they are installing.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

CKH2- Commercial Hood Install and Service    $170 / each attempt 

Books Required:

  • NFPA 17A, 2017 

  • NFPA 96, 2017

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • NFPA requirements

  • Selection of nozzles for kitchen appliances

  • Limitations of nozzles based on pipe size and bends

  • Location of actuators and detectors for hoods

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.  (click on link)

KHFE2- Kitchen Hood & Fire Extinguisher (combined exam)

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This assessment is a combination exam that includes the Commercial Kitchen Hood questions with the Fire Extinguisher questions satisfying the criteria of both assessments.  This exam is scored overall.  Therefore, you must score an overall passing score of 80%.  This exam is intended for those who are frequently working with both types of extinguishing systems.

Because each manufacturer has specific criteria for their pre-engineered kitchen hood systems, our test is focused on requirements of NFPA 17A and NFPA 96 along with general concepts for selection of hood systems.  Our CSA Kitchen Hood Design manual has fictitious nozzles, pipes, fittings, and actuators to identify that the candidate understands how to apply limitations of nozzles to pipe sizes, lengths of pipe, etc. typical of the manufacturers.  It is imperative that an installer or service technician also be trained and qualified by the respective manufacturer of the system they are installing.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

KHFE2 - Kitchen Hood & Fire Extinguisher    $250 / each attempt 

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Selection of extinguisher based on hazard

  • Spacing of extinguishers

  • Differences between Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

  • Replacement of extinguishers

  • Selection of nozzles for kitchen appliances

  • Limitations of nozzles based on pipe size and bends

  • Location of actuators and detectors for hoods

Books Required:

  • NFPA 10, 2018

  • NFPA 17A, 2017

  • NFPA 96, 2017

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.  (click on link)

NFPA documents can be purchased from the National Fire Protection Association at www.NFPA.org.  You can purchase hard copies and have them mailed to you, or download pdf copies at time of purchase.  We recommend using NFPA handbooks when available as they contain the full standard along with additional useful images, commentary, and explanations.  Before ordering, make sure you know what edition (Year) that you need.

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