HPBEF promotes safety, understanding, and responsibility in all facets of hearth, patio and barbecue products through professional training and consumer education. The Foundation supports the industries by providing solid business strategies, technical training, and educational products and programs that capture best industry practices and encourage professional achievement, certification and continuing education.
The Foundation also manages the National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) Certification Program. NFI is the professional certification division of HPBEF. NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliance and their venting systems.