CCS In-Person Review Sessions

Single-day intensive review sessions are held frequently throughout the country and at the CSIA Technology Center in Indianapolis to help candidates prepare for the exams. The review sessions are not a substitute for advanced study.

The review schedule is approximately as follows:
7:30 AM                 Registration Begins
8:00 AM                 Successful Chimney SweepingInspections (NFPA 211) and IRC® use
12:00 PM                Lunch
3:00 PM (approx.) SCS Exam (Closed Book) & IRC Exam (Open Book) administered

Exams will be timed at 2 ½ hours total.  You must have a copy of the 2006 IRC® with you.
(Note: If you are only taking the exam(s) you need to arrive at least 30 minutes early)

Schedule of upcoming CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Review & Exam

You can also register by downloading this registration form PDF or by clicking the locations below.

October 16, 2015 Albany, NY 
November 13, 2015 CSIA Technology Center 
January 15, 2016 CSIA Technology Center
 February 23, 2016 Orlando, FL  
 April 15, 2016 Albany, NY  
 April 22, 2016 CSIA Technology Center  
 May 27, 2016 Scranton, PA  
 June 24, 2016 Sturbridge, MA  
 July 15, 2016 CSIA Technology Center  
 August 19, 2016 Richmond, VA  
 September 19, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ  
 October 7, 2016 CSIA Technology Center  
 October 14, 2016 Albany, NY  

Additional dates and locations are added frequently, so check back. Schedule is subject to change!

To earn the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential, individuals must  pass two exams:

The first is a one-hour closed-book exam based on the Successful Chimney Sweeping (2011 edition) and the NFPA 211 (2013 edition). The second is a one-hour open-book exam based on the International Residential Code (2006 edition). Candidates for the exam must bring their copy of the IRC to the testing site in order to complete the exam.

Another option is the online review and a proctored exam.  First time CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep candidates are required to attend either an in-person or online review session to become eligible to sit for the exam set. Once candidates have completed the online review session, most schedule proctored exams. The exams are available both in paper and online versions. College and university testing centers and CSIA Approved Proctor are permitted to administer the exams.

Call us at (317) 837-5362 or e-mail
office@csia.org if you have questions!

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