FCIA 认证委员会于 1999 年与 FM Approvals 合作开发了一个独立的第三方专业防火安装承包商认证计划，以区分那些将防火装置视为生命安全项目的人和认为该行业只是红色防火密封剂的人。 FCIA/FM Approvals 合作的结果是 FM 4991，防火承包商的批准标准。该计划已成为国际标准。 该计划的目标是为合格的专业防火安装承包商制定和维护“零容忍”质量安装流程协议计划，该计划可以量化指定，以支持使用合格的专业防火安装承包商，以确保更好的防火和生活。建筑物的安全。由于 FM 4991 认证在许多类型的建筑物中得到广泛指定，因此该目标已经实现。 MasterSpec 和 SpecLink 等主要机构以及指定全球项目的领先建筑公司的主规范都将 FM 4991 包含在规范中。 从事防火系统安装业务至少两年的专业防火安装承包商有资格根据该计划获得认证。
The FCIA Accreditation Committee worked with FM Approvals in 1999 to develop an independent, third-party Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor Accreditation Program to differentiate those that treat firestopping as a life-safety item from those that think the industry is just red firestop sealant. The result of the FCIA/FM Approvals collaboration is the FM 4991, Standard for Approval of Firestop Contractors. This program has become an international standard.
The goal of the program was to develop and maintain a “zero-tolerance” quality installation process protocol program for qualified Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors that could be specified quantitatively to support the use of qualified Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors to ensure better fire- and life-safety in buildings. That goal has been met as the FM 4991 accreditation is specified widely in many types of buildings. Key agencies, such as MasterSpec and SpecLink, and master specifications at leading architectural firms specifying projects worldwide have FM 4991 included in specs.
Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors who have been in business installing firestop systems for at least two years are eligible to pursue accreditation under this program.