The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit organization governed by volunteer industry professionals, was established in 1983 to provide homeowners a means to measure a chimney sweep’s technical expertise.
The nationally recognized certification earned through the CSIA is the measure of a chimney sweep’s knowledge about the evaluation and maintenance of chimney and venting systems. In addition to passing a rigorous examination, each person wishing to hold a CSIA certification must also agree to abide by a stringent Code of Ethics. We feel this is critical to protecting homeowners from potential scams. If a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep is found to be in violation, their certification may be revoked.
Focus on Public Safety and Industry Advancement CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps must recertify through examination or continuing education credits every three years. Since the industry is constantly evolving, CSIA does not believe in providing a "one-and-done" lifetime certification