CSIA_CCS_PatchAt the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we understand that you have a choice when it comes to hiring a chimney sweep to perform inspections or repairs in your home.

We hope you understand that the choice is an easy one – hiring a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep means you’ll be treated ethically and provided only the services necessary to keep your family and home safer.

We know the choice is easy, because our credential is the industry standard, awarded only to those sweeps who meet the chimney industry’s premier requirements for knowledge and ethics.

Why is our credential the industry standard? Because, no other organization, whether a nonprofit like us or otherwise, can boast the level of industry engagement and experience we can claim.


  1. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of current and retired industry professionals and technical experts.
  2. We enjoy longstanding partnerships with affiliated trade organizations, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors, the National Association of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals,  among others.
  3. We provide ongoing education and professional development opportunities to hundreds of industry pros each year through our National Chimney Sweep Training School.
  4. We are committed to public education of chimney safety with our mission focus on the elimination of residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion cases and similar hazards.


  1. Our team of industry educators shares a combined history of over 375 years of experience in the field.
  2. The CSIA Certified Sweep credential has enjoyed 30 plus years as the consumer preferred method for measuring a chimney sweeps technical expertise.

We really do believe the choice is easy. When it comes to chimney issues and your home, hire a sweep that is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.