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Exhaust Hood Cleaning – 4 Day Hands On Program

The MFS 4-Day Hands On Course gives you 4 days, approximately (26 hours) of hands on intensive training comprised of both classroom and field training so you have a good balance of the entire commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning operation.

At the end of the training the students are required to take our Certification Test. And upon scoring a grade of 70 or above, the students will be given their certification. You also receive 1-year of project leads posted by schools and government entities for your state. Additionally, we offer FREE lead service (private entities) via our sister website

Exhaust Hood Cleaning is an ideal opportunity as an add-on service to existing Power Washing, Janitorial Cleaning companies or Fire Suppression companies, as well as vocational rehab individuals that want to either start their own business or work for an exhaust hood cleaning company as certified technicians and inspectors!
  • 1st Person: $4,300 (New Pricing $4,800 effective 01 Jan' 2022)
  • Each Additional Person: $3,000 (New Pricing $3,500 effective 01 Jan' 2022)
  • Financing Available.
  • The fees above includes certification and training for all 3 services; Exhaust Hood Cleaning, Cooking Oil Filtration and Waste Oil Collection. However the above fees does not include food or lodging for your 4 day training.

Training Dates (2022)

  • January 17-20, 2022, Orlando, Florida
  • March 21-24, 2022, Orlando, Florida
  • May 9-12, 2022, Orlando, Florida
  • July 11-14, 2022, Orlando, Florida
  • September 12-15, 2022, Orlando, Florida
  • November 14-17, 2022, Orlando, Florida

* NOTE: Training dates above are subject to change unless registered & paid for that class. Classes are held in English unless prepaid interpreter is requested, or bring your own interpreter.

Training Location
2547 Old Lake Mary Road, Sanford, FL 32773

Hotel Discount
We have negotiated a price with 'Hampton Inn' in Debary (Tel#: 386-668-5758) that is 10 minutes away ... for $85/night, which includes breakfast. Just ask for the front desk, not reservations and mention you are a guest of the MFS Trade School. It's a great upscale Hilton sister books fast so don't wait for last minute to make your reservations. There are a gazillion things to do in the evening...bring the whole family while you train in the day and spend time with them at night! Oh, did we mention the weather... It's a perfect 85 degrees most of the time!

  1. Get 4 days, approximately (26 hours) of hands on intensive training comprised of both classroom and field training.
  2. Information on Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning
  3. Information on Marketing and Estimating.
  4. Information on Cooking oil filtration
  5. Information on Waste Oil Collection.
  6. Information on how to bid Public Entity School hood cleaning bids.
  7. Student will be given an Online Account at our website to access 26 Videos (Pre-recorded from our live 4-Day Hands On Course). This way the student can always refer to what they learned during the actual 4-Day Hands On training.
  8. Phone support of 1 year before or after certification.
  9. Access to tools and equipment from our MFS Shopping online store.
  10. Certification Study Guide with sample test questions.
  11. Complete MFS Training Manual.
  12. One NFPA Code 96 Book.
  13. Training Manual will be sent in advance (PDF) via Email. So, the student can start learning even before they visit the training facility. Hard copy of the training manual will also be provided to the students upon arriving at the training facility.
  1. What is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  2. NFPA Code 96, chapter 11.6 and table 11.4
  3. Components of air movement in a restaurant
  4. Various types of cooking fuels
  5. Problematic types of Grease
  6. The three elements of a fire triangle
  7. Negative side effects when cleaning an exhaust system
  8. Waiting time after spraying chemical prior to pressure washing
  9. Four key components that make up an exhaust hood system
  10. Description of hood components
  11. Type I and type II exhaust hood systems
  12. Three types of exhaust hood designs
  13. Where does the removal of grease begin?
  14. Two types of exhaust filters used in commercial kitchen hoods
  15. The problem with mesh filters
  16. Spark arresters used over solid cooking fuel operations
  17. Should exhaust ducts be liquid tight?
  18. What are access panels?
  19. What is an up blast fan?
  20. How hinge kits are used to hold up fans?
  21. Fusible links and how not to trigger the fire suppression system
  22. Grease containment systems for roofs
  23. Where to place a certificate of performance or exhaust hood sticker
  24. Chemical sprayers with air release valves
  25. What do you do if cleaning chemical goes on your skin or eyes?
  26. Winterizing your pressure washer
  27. How many cups of MFS degreaser are required to clean exhaust hood system?
  28. Properly disposing of your wastewater after cleaning
  29. Should the fan be left on after a cleaning?
  30. What is funneling and when is it required?
  31. When is pre-scraping required?
  32. Using your spin jet to clean duct work
  33. The difference between OSHA and EPA
  34. The importance of the material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  35. When are safety glasses required?
  36. What is a baffle filter?
  37. Can a pressure washer cut your skin?
  38. Dangers of using a pressure washer indoors
  39. Dangers of working in a permit required confined space
  40. The importance of fan balancing clips
  41. Maintaining an exhaust fan
  42. Caustic eats aluminum
  43. Requirements for finalizing a job in cleaning up
  44. Alcohol usage on the jobsite
  45. Excessive amounts of grease on the roof
  46. Solutions if you pressure washer breaks down on the job
  47. Proper place to clean filters at a restaurant
  48. Inspection of grease buildup
  49. Code - Exhaust systems that are contaminated with grease laden vapors
  1. NFPA code 96.1 1.6.2 - the removal grease from the exhaust system
  2. NFPA code - locking out electrical switches during cleaning
  3. NFPA code - components of a fire suppression system
  4. NFPA code - handling fire extinguishing systems during a cleaning
  5. NFPA code - flammable solvents used during a cleaning
  6. NFPA code - applying chemicals to fusible links
  7. NFPA code - after an exhaust system is cleaned
  8. NFPA code - access panels
  9. NFPA code - inserting inspection stickers on removed access panels
  10. NFPA code - dampers and diffusers
  11. NFPA code - electrical switches back to operational position
  12. NFPA code - providing a certificate of inspection
  13. NFPA code - providing job service report after cleaning
  14. NFPA code - submitting a cleaning report to the authority having jurisdiction
  15. LESSON ON ESTIMATING - Estimate bids for various restaurants
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training in understanding your tools and equipment.
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training of safety procedures and mixing cleaning chemical. Lesson on funneling and draping an exhaust hood system
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training on cleaning an exhaust hood system.
  2. Lesson on opening and closing access panels
  3. Lesson on installing fan hinge kits
  1. On The Field/ Real Commercial Kitchen Cleaning - All day hands on training on cleaning a real catering hall commercial kitchen exhaust hood system. Opening access panels, going on the roof and cleaning the exhaust fan, make up air filters, changing grease pads, lubing the fan and more.
  1. Classroom - Learn how to estimate and market your services. Learn how to become a bonded contractor and bid on public entity & government jobs for school hood cleaning and pressure cleanings jobs. Learn the art of public entity bidding, filling out a hood cleaning school bid and a mock up bid opening in class.
  1. Test - Take your test, it will be graded and you will receive your Certificate.
  1. On the last day of the Training, each student is required to take the Online Test. The test will be held under the supervision of our Chief Trainer & the school staff.
  2. Online Test consists of 50 Multiple Choice Test questions. Each question carries 2 points. To pass the test, you have to score a minimum of 70 points. Passing is guaranteed even if you have to take the test multiple times until you pass, and there is no additional cost to take the test as many times as needed.
  3. Upon clearing the Online Test, the student will get a printed hard copy of the Certificate on the spot at the Training Facility.

This program is intended for those who are completely new to hood cleaning, or those who need real hands on training to learn the basics & advanced techniques. Even the experienced hood cleaners, who are looking to get Certified, are welcome to join in to refresh their skills & techniques, and also share their experiences & knowledge with the fellow students.

  1. For Offline registration, please call our Office (Mon – Fri) at 407-732-4625 between 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
  2. For Online registration, visit our online registration page at: Register
  3. For any specific questions or queries, you can speak directly with the Founder & also our Chief Trainer (Mr. Christos) at 407-509-1449 Mon – Sat (10.00 AM to 6.00 PM).
  1. All sales are final. There will be no refunds permitted once a sale is made. However, you will have up to 1 year to take the course.

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