National Chimney Sweep Training School (NCSTS)
CSIA's National Chimney Sweep Training School is an intensive six-day training program for current or future chimney service company owners and employees.
Whether you've been in business for several years or are just starting out, the National Chimney Sweep Training School will give you the edge that you need to be a true chimney professional.
This expert-led program combines classroom training with hands-on experience, both at the CSIA Technology Center Lab, and in real homes with real customers in the local community.
Topics covered include (but are not limited to):
Earning the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Credential
Our expert instructors lead students through the various topics covered on the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® exams, which are administered on the last day of the program. Most students who have studied and participated in class pass the test on their first try. Exam fees are included with registration.
Class size is limited to ensure students have the opportunity for individual attention from the school's expert instructors, and ample opportunities for hands-on training. Due to the program's popularity and limited class size it is important to apply early to reserve a place in the class.
Additional Benefits of NCSTS
Registration includes a one-year membership for your company in the National Chimney Sweep Guild (if your company isn't already a member), shuttle service between our Tech Center and our preferred hotels, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep exams, reference materials, and access to the NCSTS Supplier Library. Once you become certified, the NCSTS icon appears on your profile on the CSIA "Find a Certified Professional" zip code tool, which is utilized by tens of thousands of homeowners each year.
If needed, the Successful Chimney Sweeping manual, NFPA 211, and the International Residential Code text can be purchased during the registration process.
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Lodging during NCSTS
CSIA works with local hotels to offer reduced rates for visitors to the CSIA Technology Center. When you call, mention the "Chimney Safety Institute of America" discount when making reservations. Here is our hotels list with contact information and pricing.
Questions? Call Claire Rutledge-Sakha, CSIA's program coordinator, at (317) 837-5362.
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Feeling ambitious? Ask us how you can also earn your CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credential while attending NCSTS!