Please read the information below and scroll down to fill out the Board Nominations Form.

Please read the information below and scroll down to fill out the Board Nominations Form.

Nominations for 2022-23 Board of Directors

Board Nominations 2022 – 2023

About the Chimney Sweep Institute of America

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney and venting industry-related professionals. The organization pays no federal or state taxes. Additionally, we strive to advance public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires and other problems related to the maintenance and performance of chimney and venting systems through consumer education. We’ve been the industry leader in the chimney and venting education since 1983, and our nationallyrecognized credentials include the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician®, CSIA Certified Master Chimney Sweep®, and CSIA Certified Chimney Specialist®.

Mission and Values

Promote public awareness of chimney, venting, and clothes dryer safety by educating and certifying industry professionals.

Every family enjoys a safe, warm home

Core Values

• Education – The foundation of our organization.

• Commitment to Excellence – Perform at the highest level.

• Professionalism – Possessing the knowledge, skills, and good judgment to be the primary resource for our customers.

• Integrity – Adherence to moral principles with an unyielding commitment to our Code of Ethics.

• Safety – Paramount in all aspects of our organization, safety is our middle name.


Responsibilities and criteria for CSIA Board Members


Members of the Board of Directors of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) make the policies for the Institute and monitor the execution of those policies. The Board determines its present and future direction including general and specific policies, long-range planning, management and augmentation of finances, personnel policy, and working relationship with the Executive Director.

In addition, individual board members:

1. must uphold the Code of Ethical Principles of CSIA;

2. expected to participate in person or electronically in board meetings and calls;

3. responsible for maintaining CSIA on a sound fiscal basis;

4. responsible for the future growth and development of the Institute;

5. proud leaders within the profession;

6. ensure Legal and Ethical Integrity and Maintain Accountability;

7. ensure there is no Conflict of Interest with a competing organization;

8. fulfill the Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience within not-for-profit law.

Individuals who demonstrate ability and commitment to CSIA are logical candidates for membership on the Board of Directors. Board Members should be selected with specific criteria in mind, among which the following should be considered minimum prerequisites:

1. Must hold a current certification issued by CSIA;
2. Work within the Industry;
3. Actively commit to support and value CSIA and its mission and value;
4. Represent Certified individuals fairly and consistently.

Board Nominations 2022 - 2023

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STATEMENT I would like to be a candidate for the CSIA Board of Directors.

Candidates must fill out all information contained in the Application Form and provide a biography for consideration by the Committee.