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CSIA Marketing and Communications Director Tom Spalding and CSIA Program Coordinator Claire Rutledge review the course online programs on CSIA’s special upgraded and updated Chimney Academy. Click the picture to go to our online education page!

Many people are pleasantly surprised when they find out there are chimney sweeps operating on the rooftops and fireplaces of American homes. They are even more appreciative when they discover that the chimney industry supports two nonprofits that help companies — the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America. NCSG’s origins date to the late 1970s, while CSIA was created in 1983 to provide education.

Fast forward to 2015 and people would be happy to see that Chimney Safety Institute of America not only teaches chimney sweep technicians in person, but through online classes. CSIA’s Chimney Academy has been around about a decade as the platform.

The courses offerings are located on CSIA’s online education page.

MORE: Watch this informative video about CSIA’s new e-learning platform.

Each week, CSIA offers a variety of classes from quick 90-minute sessions on topics that help anyone to get smarter (ladder safety, how to spot common masonry defects, etc.) Those who are involved in the venting industry often take advantage of online enrollment for the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® and CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® review.

CSIA has courses on Lining Masonry Chimneys with Stainless Steel and Chimney Physics but also general sessions that help any workforce, such as our Health and Safety courses. The main H&S powerpoint is customizable to fit any workforce audience.

When people register for any digital course through CSIA, the Monday their course begins, they will be e-mailed their course information, which includes a link to our special education website —

The website works on virtually any web browser and any device — desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

We are taking advantage of the multimedia opportunities that Mindflash gives us, providing the user with an enhanced educational experience.

CSIA is happy to help sweeps become smarter!

Make sure and check out the course offerings located on CSIA’s online education page.