CCS Online Review

All of the education, with none of the travel.
Learn at your own pace at home, the office or anywhere you can access the Internet.

The online CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep review provides exam candidates with a convenient and affordable guided learning experience.
Daily reading assignments from CSIA’s Successful Chimney Sweeping, the NFPA 211 and the 2006 International Residential Code coincide with five online lessons and interactive quizzes designed to help you pass the CCS exam. When you enroll in one of the monthly online review sessions, you get the entire week to complete the five lessons and quizzes.  Whether you’re a morning-person or have more afternoons or evenings free, the online Certified Chimney Sweep review is available to you around-the-clock for the duration of the course.

CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps earn 10 CEUs upon completion of this course! (2.5 H&S, 2.5C&S, 2.5C&L and 2.5 T)

Recommended Minimum Browser Requirements
Google Chrome and Firefox.  Internet Explorer will not properly load the website.  A high speed internet connection is also recommended, but not required.

NOTE: It is important to order study materials at least two weeks prior to the start of your online review session to ensure delivery.

Registration for the online review is only $199!

The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® ONLINE Review session is now offered every week. Registration closes at the end of day Friday the week prior to your selected session.

Three ways to register:
1. By phone at (317) 837-5362,
2. Download the registration form (this is a PDF)
3. You can also register online.

Please note: The class will be monitored MondayFriday. You will have access from the time you are enrolled on MondaySunday evening.
Click here to see the schedule of in-person review sessions.



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

The first is a one-hour closed-book exam based on the Successful Chimney Sweeping (2009 edition) and the NFPA 211 (2010 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.

Additionally, 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. (Download the Proctored Exam Request form .pdf here). College and university testing centers and CSIA Approved Proctor are permitted to administer the exams.

Those that choose the written exam option get 2-1/2 hours for the two combined tests.

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