Chimney Safety Institute of America

It is the mission of the Chimney Safety Institute of America to foster public awareness of issues relating to chimney and venting performance and safety, and to promote the education of associated professionals through technical training and certification opportunities.


Learn more about chimney and venting for a safer and more efficient system.

Industry Education

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Certified Professionals

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NCSTS Chimney Fire

Chimney sweeps: Earn or Renew Your CCS 

If you are a chimney sweep that needs to renew your CCS credential, or non-certified professional seeking the credential, we have one remaining opportuniy in 2014 to attend an in-person CCS review/exam: Nov. 14 at the CSIA Technology Center near Indianapolis. Find out more about the credential.

Earn the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Credential

Certified Chimney SweepThe CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential is the measure of a chimney sweep’s knowledge about the evaluation and maintenance of chimney and venting systems. Join 1,500 peers and get your CCS. Be at the top of your game. View our calendar of classes (PDF).

Earn the CSIA C-DET Credential

C-DetThe CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician program (watch this video) evaluates a technician's understanding of the basic information that must be mastered to become competent dryer exhaust safety and fire prevention specialists. Sign up for C-DET's Nov. 6-7 workshop!