Fire artist certification

Recognized by most insurers

The GardeFeu certification allows you to demonstrate to the various parties involved (insurance, firefighters, venue, client) that you are an artist who takes safety seriously. This certification is recognized by most insurers working with fire artists.

The various parties involved can contact GardeFeu to obtain the status of an artist presenting them with a GardeFeu competency card.

What is it?

The GardeFeu certificate is a tool for identifying professional artists recognized for their safe practice.

Who is it for?

If you are not yet at the stage of performing, you do not need this certificate.

If your insurer asks for proof of successful completion of the GardeFeu safety course, you must present this card.

As far as fire artist insurance is concerned, we recommend

Vézina Insurance Inc, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC company


Certification demonstrates a level of professionalism in the fire artist's safe fire arts practices and safe attitude for self and others.

  • Successful completion of the Course 101 Safety in fire arts
  • No history of problematic behavior with fire
  • No history of unsafe behaviour with fire
  • No history of impaired behaviour with fire
  • No history of problematic behaviour at shows

An artist who does not meet these criteria may have his or her file re-evaluated annually by a committee of experts.


  • The certificate must be renewed every 3 years and costs $75.
  • At the time of application you must send us a passport style photo where your face is recognizable (not in character).
  • It can take up to 30 days to receive your certificate but we can validate your status directly with your insurer in case of emergency.

Request certification

Certification request For professional performing fire artists
per artist
  • Behavioral survey
  • GardeFeu Certificate
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Fire Arts Safety 101 course
  • Prerequisite: No history of problems
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