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Exhaust Hood Cleaning – Online Self Study Program

Online Self-Study Course

The MFS Online Self-Study Course Is The Safest Way to Get Your Exhaust Hood Cleaning Training & Certification By Watching Our 26 Videos From The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

Course Fee: $3,500

Payment Plans:
  • Plan 1 : PayPal- 6 monthly payments, 0% interest of $583.33/month ($3,500 total, must have good credit)
  • Plan 2 : MFS in-house financing regardless of credit - $2,000 down and 4 monthly payments of $500 (Total $4,000)
  • Plan 3 : MFS in-house financing regardless of credit - $2,000 down and 5 monthly payments of $425 (Total $4,125)
  • Plan 4 : Pay in full using any major credit card (Total $3,500)

Our Online Self-Study training and certification program for commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning is one of the best in the country. It was born out of the 4-day hands on classes we do every month in Sanford Orlando Florida. It's really like taking our 4-day course, but doing it from the comfort of your own home or office. Most people take about 1 week, studying a few hours a night and then are ready to take their test, which is done over Skype with a live Proctor who will guide you through taking the test. You also receive 1-year of project leads posted by schools and government entities for your state.


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!

This program is intended for new as well as experienced hood cleaners or for those that feel they can learn from watching our 26 pre-recorded videos taken from a live 4-day hands on training and also reading the MFS training manual that goes along with watching the videos. You do not need to have any experience in hood cleaning to take this program.

  1. Information on Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning
  2. Information on Marketing and Estimating.
  3. Information on Cooking oil filtration.
  4. Information on Waste Oil Collection.
  5. Information on how to bid Public Entity School hood cleaning bids.
  6. Student will be given an Online Account at our website to access 26 Self Study Videos (Pre-recorded from our live 4-Day Hands On Course).
  7. Phone support of 1 year before or after certification.
  8. Access to tools and equipment from our MFS Shopping online store.
  9. Certification study guide with sample test questions.
  10. Complete MFS Training Manual as used in the 4-day hands on class.
  11. One NFPA Code 96 Book.
  12. Training Manual will be sent through post (USPS) at your mailing address.
  13. Another great feature about our Online self-study program is that at any time after taking the Online program you feel you need the hands experience; you can simply jump into any one of our monthly trainings and get 1.5 days of hands on for an additional $500. We call it “Hybrid Program”.
  14. All our trainers and assistant trainers have over 1,000 hours of commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning experience.
  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 96.11.6.1 - 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 96.11.6.3 - locking out electrical switches during cleaning
  3. NFPA code 96.11.6.4 - components of a fire suppression system
  4. NFPA code 96.11.6.5 - handling fire extinguishing systems during a cleaning
  5. NFPA code 96.11.6.6 - flammable solvents used during a cleaning
  6. NFPA code 96.11.6.7 - applying chemicals to fusible links
  7. NFPA code 96.11.6.8 - after an exhaust system is cleaned
  8. NFPA code 96.11.6.9 - access panels
  9. NFPA code 96.11.6.10 - inserting inspection stickers on removed access panels
  10. NFPA code 96.11.6.11 - dampers and diffusers
  11. NFPA code 96.11.6.12 - electrical switches back to operational position
  12. NFPA code 96.11.6.13 - providing a certificate of inspection
  13. NFPA code 96.11.6.14 - providing job service report after cleaning
  14. NFPA code 96.11.6.15 - 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 online test, it will be graded and you will receive your Certificate.
  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 Skype 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.

Course Fee: $3,500

Payment Plans:
  • Plan 1 : PayPal- 6 monthly payments, 0% interest of $583.33/month ($3,500 total, must have good credit)
  • Plan 2 : MFS in-house financing regardless of credit - $2,000 down and 4 monthly payments of $500 (Total $4,000)
  • Plan 3 : MFS in-house financing regardless of credit - $2,000 down and 5 monthly payments of $425 (Total $4,125)
  • Plan 4 : Pay in full using any major credit card (Total $3,500)
  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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