Our License & Accreditation

Licensed Chimney Sweep service in Chicago

The CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep® credential is nationally recognized and acknowledged by industry organizations, insurance underwriters, and local, state, and federal agencies as THE measure of a chimney and venting tech’s knowledge of the evaluation and maintenance of chimney and venting systems.

CSIA Certified Technicians

Nationally Recognized Chimney Certification - United States - CSIA
Nationally Recognized Chimney Certification – United States – CSIA

When you’re searching for someone to clean, inspect and service your chimney or fireplace, there is one thing you should be on the lookout for: Certification by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This certification lets you know that you are hiring a trained chimney professional who will follow industry best practices when taking care of your chimney and fireplace.

About the CSIA

The CSIA is an industry leader in education when it comes to fireplaces, heating stoves, venting and chimneys. It was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to training chimney industry professionals to properly care for chimneys, vents and heating appliances. Also, to educate the public on safe fireplace and heating stove operation. The CSIA provides industry standard certifications for chimney professionals in the United States.

NCGS Membership

National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)

NCSG Member Business or Certified Chimney Professional for service you can trust! Serving Those Who Service America’s Chimneys. The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a community of professionals that lead the chimney and venting industry. Our members promote the highest level of safety, integrity and skill when serving American homeowners.

About The NCSG

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association that promotes the success of chimney and venting businesses. Our members benefit from industry-leading education, events and advocacy initiatives.

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a community of professionals that promotes safety, education, business development, and advocacy for the chimney and venting industry.

Members in each of NCSG’s six regions elect board members to represent their geographical region. In addition to regional directors, the membership elects two At-Large Directors from among its voting members and one Supplier Representative from among its Supplier members. Additionally, two At-Large Directors are nominated by the Governance Committee and confirmed by the board.

10 Things to Know when Hiring a Chimney Sweep

  • CSIA Certification
  • NCGS Membership
  • Strong Current References 
  • Insured to Work in Your Home 
  • Proper Identification 
  • Telephone Scams are Common
  • Professional Appearance and Attitude
  • On-Time Service
  • Don’t Get Burned
  • Strong Portfolio