About CSIA

About CSIA

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to chimney and venting system safety. CSIA, which marked its 30th anniversary in 2013, is committed to the elimination of residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion and other chimney-related hazards that result in the loss of lives and property. To achieve these goals, CSIA devotes its resources to educating the public, chimney and venting professionals and other fire prevention specialists about the prevention and correction of chimney and venting system hazards.

Certifying Chimney Sweeps and More

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.

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


CSIA is an American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Affiliate.

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.


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.

For additional help

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

Search for a CSIA Certified Professional

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