From all reports, 2016 has been a banner year for many of our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps & Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians and the same could safely be said about the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

Here are a some of the highlights from 2016:

  • Launch of CSIA Master Chimney Sweep Credential
  • Launch of CSIA Roadshow education
  • Four totally sold-out National Chimney Sweep Training Schools
  • A new record number of CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps (1,811 as of 12/22)
  • A new record number of CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (384 as of 12/22)
  • A record amount of funds raised at the annual CSIA Auction
  • Features in the Washington Post and several other national and regional publications
  • Record breaking traffic (and referrals) on our website (which has averaged more than a MILLION pageviews over the past two years)
  • Speaking of our website, we also completely rebuilt from the ground up!

As excited as we are about an excellent 2016, we are even more excited about what’s in store for 2017:

  • Introducing a brand-new Rope Safety Course being held in January and May.
  • Holding a total of FIVE National Chimney Sweep Training School sessions, the first of which is taking place February 13-18.
  • Attending and presenting at several affiliated industry conferences and trade shows, including: American Society of Home Inspectors (Jan 21-23), Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (March 1 -4), National Chimney Sweep Guild (March 13-18), National Air Duct Cleaners Association (March 20-22), and Community Association Institute (May 4-6).
  • Hopefully breaking all of the records we broke in 2016!

If you have any questions about any of the above information please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Happy (and safe) Holidays!