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Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Training & Certification Program – 3 Days Hands-On


Kitchen exhaust hood cleaning is a solid business opportunity that is state regulated and needed by ALL restaurants nationwide. Get 3-day hands on training in Orlando Florida and 26 hours pre-recorded online training videos comprised of both classroom and field training taken from an actual 4-day hands on course.

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What's Included:
Exhaust Hood Cleaning Training & Certification (3 Days, Orlando FL).
FREE Add-on: How to Bid School Hood Cleaning Contracts over $100K (Online Self Study). Click here to learn more.


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 FREE job leads from 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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our 3-day hands-on course is taught in Sanford/Orlando Florida, with 2 days classroom and 1 day actual hands-on where we go out and clean a large catering hall kitchen. The course also comes with 26 pre-recorded videos of an actual 4-day hands on class shot pre-covid. Those videos will stay on all year long for you to watch and review in case you forget something during the year."

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FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions About Exhaust Hood Cleaning

Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is a recession proof business because all restaurants across the country MUST clean their exhaust hood system periodically, 1-12 times a year or the grease from the cooking builds up so much that it becomes a fire hazard to the restaurant. Thus, fire inspectors throughout the USA and Canada will inspect all commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems to make sure that they are NFPA Compliant and cleaned prior to the grease build up. As long as, restaurants cook food, this industry will always exist whether the economy is slow or thriving.
Not only is Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning a recession proof business and required by ALL restaurants but also the cleaner has to be a certified entity! This means that restaurants will always want your service because they can't clean it themselves! The other great thing is that it's typically done at night after 10 pm when the restaurant closes. Thus, it can be a great part time or full-time business. And it's a business you can operate from your home, van or trailer without the need of an office or many employees.
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is not simply pressure washing like most people think, but fire prevention. Cooking always gives off grease laden vapors that get pulled up by the exhaust hood system in a restaurant kitchen and the fan pulls these flammable grease vapors right out of the kitchen. If that exhaust system is not cleaned regularly by a trained, qualified and certified entity as per NFPA Code 96, the restaurant would catch on fire...and it's not, if it will catch on fire, but when! Fire marshals, insurance companies and restaurant owners throughout the United States and Canada abide by NFPA Code 96 standards for how to clean commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems.
Unfortunately, not anyone can clean a Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood system. Restaurant owners can't even clean it. It must be done according to NFPA Code 96 standards which specify that it must be done by a trained, qualified and certified person acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. This kind of work cannot be done by hand or with small tools and ordinary chemicals…It requires specific tools and equipment and strong chemicals, otherwise that work will not be done right; you can set off the fire suppression system or also not be able to clean the vertical and horizontal ducts of most hood systems. You have to be trained and certified and understand the NFPA Code 96 in order to be sure that there are no fire hazards.
Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is enforced by fire inspectors and fire marshals from a city and state levels. But it's also enforced by restaurant owners, and the property managers that have restaurants as tenants. They will all require seeing the Certificate or Performance and the paperwork and the JSR/ job service report that the work was done to NFPA code standards.
Restaurant/ Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is primarily done after the restaurant is closed, so around 9 or 10 PM. Sometimes they are closed on Mondays, which means you can clean it during the day! Typically, cleanings are done in the night on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night. Restaurants do not like cleanings on Friday or Saturday nights which is their busiest days!
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleanings starts at $500 - $600 or more for an average cleaning and goes up as the exhaust hood gets longer or more complex with the vertical and horizontal ducts and fans it has and what type of volume of cooking, they do. According to NFPA Code 96, the exhaust hood system needs to be inspected and/or cleaned either monthly, quarterly, twice a year or once a year. It all depends on the type of cooking, the type of restaurant and the volume of grease it produces.
You need 3 major things to do a thorough restaurant commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning job. You need at least a 4,000 psi, 3.9 GPM hot water pressure washer, small hand tools and spin jet along with and a strong professional degreasing chemical like our Grease Eater. You can start off with a state of the art 4,000 psi hot water pressure washer like the kind we sell on our MFS website ( You will receive a complete list of tools and equipment after you register as an MFS student. This does not include however a vehicle or trailer to hold and transport your tools and equipment. A 14' box trailer with a side door and a ramp door can run about $3,500 and we have a company we work with that will give you great prices. We also have a 3rd party equipment leasing company that can help you get financing for all your tools and equipment and trailer. Just call our office at 407-732-4625 and we can help you.
We believe that you can start your own Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning company for a little under $10,000 and that is with all the tools, equipment, trailer, starter chemical and everything ready to clean. With that said, please see what we wrote above where you can also start with a cold-water pressure washer or even with a garden hose, if you had a really low budget to work with. It may take you a lot longer to clean the job, but it can be done!!
We believe that you can start your own Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning company for a little under $5,000 and that is with a cold-water pressure washer that you can hook up to the hot water of the restaurant, your small hand tools and chemical and a small trailer. With that said, if you had a really low budget to work with of under $1,000, you can start cleaning with just a garden hose and by hooking it up to the hot water of the restaurant. It may take you a lot longer to clean the job, but it can be done!! Again, it will not be your ideal way to clean and it will take you a lot longer and a lot of hand scrubbing, but it can be done until you grow your company.
The MFS Trade School is one of the best kitchen exhaust hood cleaning schools in the USA and Canada. It offers both an online self-study course that you can take from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace watching 26 pre-recorded videos taken right from an actual 4-day course, or come to any of our monthly 3-day hands-on trainings done in Orlando Florida! The MFS Trade School will teach you the NFPA Code as it pertains to kitchen exhaust hood cleaning as well as estimating, marketing, how to find work, how to bid on school contracts over $100,000 and much more. You will also learn how to offer restaurants related services such as cooking oil filtration and waste oil collection, which are all part of the training and all our courses! See videos and demos on our website.
MFS Trade School offers comprehensive training, and 2 certifications for "Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning" and "Kitchen Exhaust Hood Inspection" as per NFPA Code 96 guidelines. This course is offered both via online and as a 3-day hands on course in Orlando Florida. We have been cleaning exhaust hood systems for over 20 years and still continue to clean hoods in our area. Our head instructor started out as a private licensed fire inspector and all our assistant instructors are either employees or have their own exhaust hood cleaning business. Our Certification courses will give you multiple revenue streams and make you super competitive.
  1. We are experts in the field of commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning with a solid fire inspector background.
  2. We have hundreds of 5 Star Google Reviews from satisfied students across the USA and Canada.
  3. You will receive a Nationwide certification for i) Commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning Technician and ii) Commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning inspector.
  4. We will teach you how to become a public entity contractor and bid on yearly Exhaust hood cleaning school contracts going out to bid and how to find them. Once you are a bonded contractor you will be able to bid on other public entity bids which range from $25,000 to $500,000 in hood cleaning and pressure washing. THIS IS WHERE THE BIG MONEY IS AT!
  5. We will fill out a public entity school bid in class so you can understand the entire process of public entity bidding.
  6. We will teach you the NFPA Code for exhaust hood cleaning so you can understand it and be able to use it to get work and beat your competition.
  7. We will give you classroom and hands on training, teach you marketing, estimating, understanding the codes.
  8. We have a professional 4,000 SF facility in Sanford, Florida with 2 fully functioning exhaust hood systems that you will receive hands on training until you can clean with confidence, then we will go out and clean a real commercial kitchen exhaust hood system, go on the roof, attic space and check access panels, lube fan, install grease pads, clean make up air filters, clean stove top grates and more!
  9. We will teach you how to talk to restaurant owners so you can win jobs.
  10. We will teach you various ways to estimate and give digital inspections.
  11. We will give you all the forms you will need to copy and use for your business.
  12. We will teach you about access panels, hinge kits, grease pads, make up air cleaning, fan maintenance and more.
  13. We will teach you how NOT to trip the fire suppression system when working which can kill your career & reputation.
  14. We will teach you how to clean the entire exhaust hood system safely and all vertical and horizontal ducts without endangering your life or your health when using chemicals.
  15. We will teach you how to clean using our proprietary funneling method without getting a drop of water or chemical on the restaurant floors.
  16. We will teach you about installing hinge kits on fans, changing grease pads and lubing fans & changing fan belts.
  17. We will teach where to buy your tools and equipment so you don't pay more than what you have to.
  18. We have our own safe & proprietary brand name of cleaning chemical that is one of the safest and best cleaning chemicals in the industry that you will love.
  19. You will have access to ALL the tools and chemicals needed for your business from our MFS Shop on our website.
  20. Get unlimited phone support for up to 1 year after your training! When you finish our class, you will be family!!! Call us any time you have any questions and we will be happy to help you and answer them.
  21. At the end of the class, you will take your test and receive your certification and be able to start cleaning hoods the very next day. Re-certification is offered every year at a low $300 to MFS students only.
  22. We are very competitive and affordable compared to other certification schools with lower rates for multiple students from the same company.
  23. We have great references and video reviews of hundreds of students that have taken our class!
What makes our school different than any other school in the country is that we teach you more than just exhaust hood cleaning for the same price as your hood cleaning and certification. This is because we believe the more services you offer to the same restaurant, which we call bundling, the higher your chances to make money while helping you rise above your competition. We also provide you with unlimited support for the first year after your training! Once you become an MFS student, we will stay by your side as your free consultant with unlimited phone support to help you with everything you need to grow your business. Please see this link which shows more details on how we are vastly different than any other hood cleaning school in the country!
No, we don't help you find work, or give you work, but we will show you many ways to get leads which then you have to close! All these are considered extra services that we offer for a fee to you to get leads; publications and reports that show new restaurants, reports that show schools that put out yearly contracts, help with creation of your website, Google PPC advertising, SEO for your website and much more!!
  1. MFS Certification (Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaner)
  2. MFS Certification (Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Inspector)
  3. Training Manual (Hard Copy + PDF for Hood cleaning)
  4. Self-Study Videos (26 Pre-recorded videos on Hood Cleaning)
  5. Self-Study Videos on how to bid school cafeteria hood cleaning yearly contracts. (2 Pre-recorded videos)
  6. FREE Job leads from restaurants or other entities that visit our website in search of certified students.
  7. Unlimited phone support with questions on your new business

Course Fee : $3,000 ($6,000) Christmas Sale 50% OFF

Each Additional Partner : $2,500 ($5,000) Christmas Sale 50% OFF

Finance Plans:

  • Plan 1 : $3,000 ($6,000) - (Pay in full) - Christmas Sale 50% OFF
  • Plan 2 : $3,000 via PayPal Credit - 6 monthly payments with 0% interest (Must have good credit).

What's Included:
Exhaust Hood Cleaning Training & Certification (3-Day Hands-On). Click here to learn more.
FREE Add-on: How to Bid School Hood Cleaning Contracts over $100K (Online Self Study). Click here to learn more.


  • January 24-26, 2023, Orlando, Florida
  • March 7-9, 2023, Orlando, Florida
  • May 2-4, 2023, Orlando, Florida
  • July 11-13, 2023, Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 12-14, 2023, Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 14-16, 2023, 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 $119/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. The students enrolling for this certification program are required to take our Online Certification Test after they finish studying our training manual & videos. Upon scoring a grade of 70 or above, the student will be mailed their certification via Post (USPS).
  2. 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. Online Test is scheduled over Zoom Video Call by our In-house proctor. Our proctor will help you through the whole test session.
  4. 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.
  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 technical 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 8.00 PM).

Annual Recertification Fee : $300

Our Certification is valid for 1-year. We encourage our students to stay connected with us through annual recertification. Recertification has many advantages.

  1. We update our Training Manual & Videos with new information & updated code changes throughout the year.
  2. You get free job leads from private entities via our sister website ''.
  3. You get promotions & discounts on tools, equipment & additional courses to grow your business throughtout the year.

  1. All sales are final. There will be no refunds permitted once a sale is made. However, you will have up to 2 years to take the course.

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