About CSIA

About CSIA

Chimney Safety Institute of America -- established in 1983 -- is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to chimney and venting system safety.

Our mission: Advance public awareness while educating and certifying industry professionals.


Our vision: Every family enjoys a safe, warm home


Core values
Commitment to Excellence

It's what all CSIA credentialed professional technicians strive for. Learn more in this short video.

Two industry leading credentials, with more on the way

As a measurement of technical expertise, the CSIA certifies chimney and venting professionals. The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep ® and the CSIA Dryer Exhaust Duct Technician ® credentials are the hallmark of excellence among chimney and venting service professionals. The CSIA has the only national certification program for the chimney and venting service industry. Professionals who have earned the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep and CSIA Dryer Exhaust Duct Technician credentials have demonstrated their commitment to fire and chimney safety. Find a CSIA pro to inspect your chimney or find a CSIA pro to inspect your clothes dryer vent.


What makes the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® credential the industry standard?

Watch this short video and listen to some of the 1,500 CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps on why they get and stay certified:


This institution is regulated by:
State Workforce Innovation Council
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 304
Indianapolis, IN 46204

About the CSIA Technology Center

The CSIA Technology Center is the premier educational and technological training facility for the chimney and venting industry. The CSIA Technology Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility that is also the home to the CSIA and NCSG administrative offices. Just minutes southwest of the Indianapolis International Airport, the CSIA Technology Center is located at 2155 Commercial Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168. Many thanks to our generous donors who have supported the building and maintenance of the CSIA Technology Center, which can be rented by the public.

We're Social

Chimney Safety Insitute of America is active on social media, primarily through our Facebook  page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel. We also have a robust blog about chimney industry experiences, Wisdom From the Hearth.

In support of our C-DET Dryer Exhaust Technician credential, we have a special dryersafety Twitter account, a special consumer website [dryersafety.org] and a blog!


CSIA offers 14 high-quality brochures to the general public along with publications relevant to chimney sweeping, including Successful Chimney Sweeping Manual, NFPA and IRC. You can browse the selection via our downloadable PDF order form.

Social media policy

Terms of Use

The Chimney Safety Institute of America encourages a free exchange of dialogue, but reserves the right to edit or remove content posted in the forum section on any of CSIA’s websites or external platforms, under the following conditions: 

• Content that uses vulgar language, is violent, threatening, defamatory, fraudulent, obscene or deceptive and/or espouses, promotes or invites bigotry, hatred or racism.
• Content that is off-topic, out of context, or is promotional/commercial in nature, as determined by Chimney Safety Institute of America.
• Content tied to “spamming,” “flaming,” or denial of service attacks.
• Content from a fake or anonymous profile.
• Content that includes personal and/or non-public information about a member of the CSIA community through negative statements or other means. 
• Content that is from a copyrighted work.
• Content that links to a website not affiliated with CSIA.
• Content that contains images, including profile avatars, with child pornography or is deemed as sexually explicit, cruel, or racist in nature, or which is otherwise deemed by CSIA to be inappropriate.

CSIA provides information* to the general public, both on its website and external platforms,  that is designed to be informational in nature. What is demonstrated from a text, graphic, video or other multimedia perspective may not be appropriate in every situation and for every homeowner or consumer. Consult your local CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep for your specific need. Find them at csia.org/search

CSIA abides by Facebook’s rules and we expect our visitors to do the same. To review Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, visit
https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms. Concerns and customer service questions will be routed to a designated CSIA representative. Violations of either CSIA’s or Facebook’s terms of use will lead to the revoking of posting rights.

CSIA may periodically provide links to other sites which are not affiliated with CSIA. CSIA is not responsible for the contents or reliability of these linked web sites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them or the organization or persons providing them. 

Security and Privacy
CSIA, at its discretion, may disclose the contents and records of individual communications to appropriate personnel and/or state and/or local law enforcement agencies and may use those results in appropriate disciplinary proceedings or in litigation.

*Information = print or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Website profiles or locations.


E-mail us at office@csia.org

For additional help

Contact: Tom Spalding, Director of Communications and Marketing
Chimney Safety Institute of America
Office: (317) 837-5362
Fax: (317) 837-5365





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