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 popularity as more people see value in the coursework but can’t justify the cost of travel, particularly as the economy rebounds from a prolonged recession.
Bopp has used our Internet-based Chimney Academy to take 33 lifetime classes.
“I am kind of semi-retired,” he told CSIA. “But it allows me to keep up my certification in a convenient manner. I’m not fond of the computer, but it is pretty easy to navigate.”
Bopp, CCS No. 279, has been certified since 1982.
We published an audio interview with Allan on our Soundcloud channel.
Our e-learning program — which features over 70 courses that are available in a popular self-paced format — is gaining in popularity; click the photo to learn more. And congratulations, Allan.