Convention week, NCSG Innovation ’14

We combined the majority of content from the week that was our 2014 National Chimney Sweep Guild Innovation ’14 in Columbus, OH. In words and pictures, grouped by day and event, here were some highlights of @ncsg and @chimney_safety activity, as posted in chronological order on the social media site Storify. Here are some bonus photos … More Convention week, NCSG Innovation ’14

An e-learning all-star

During the National Chimney Sweep Guild 2014 convention in Columbus, OH, we took time to recognize a longtime CCS credential-holder who wasn’t even there. He didn’t need to be. Allan Bopp, of Sandpoint, ID, gets all the education he needs not from an in-person session, but online. Our e-learning program, in fact, has grown in … More An e-learning all-star

CSIA’s 2014 auction

The annual CSIA auction, considered one of the great events associated with the National Chimney Sweep Guild convention, brings all of our sweeps, families and supporters together in one room to turn donated goods — including one-of-a-kind handmade items — into a crucial and critical revenue stream for CSIA operations.  This year’s auction — themed … More CSIA’s 2014 auction

Two class acts

CSIA knows that our National Chimney Sweep Training School is in demand based on an indisputable metric: the classes sell out. We actually enrolled 31 students in our April 14-19 class, the first of 2014, which is one more spot than we usually schedule. (We’ll have an extra instructor, because we like to have low teacher-to-sweep ratios.) We … More Two class acts

A warm welcome

Congratulations to six of CSIA’s newest CCS credential-holders, who are also getting a shout-out in the March/April issue of Sweeping magazine! We have more than 1,400 others in the United States that homeowners can find using our handy zip code finder! Here’s a state-by-state list of our new sweeps and links to their personal profiles on, which … More A warm welcome