From all reports, 2016 has been a banner year for many of our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps & Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians and the same could safely be said about the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Here are a some of the highlights from 2016:
- Launch of CSIA Master Chimney Sweep Credential
- Launch of CSIA Roadshow education
- Four totally sold-out National Chimney Sweep Training Schools
- A new record number of CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps (1,811 as of 12/22)
- A new record number of CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (384 as of 12/22)
- A record amount of funds raised at the annual CSIA Auction
- Features in the Washington Post and several other national and regional publications
- Record breaking traffic (and referrals) on our website (which has averaged more than a MILLION pageviews over the past two years)
- Speaking of our website, we also completely rebuilt http://www.csia.org from the ground up!
As excited as we are about an excellent 2016, we are even more excited about what’s in store for 2017:
- Introducing a brand-new Rope Safety Course being held in January and May.
- Holding a total of FIVE National Chimney Sweep Training School sessions, the first of which is taking place February 13-18.
- Attending and presenting at several affiliated industry conferences and trade shows, including: American Society of Home Inspectors (Jan 21-23), Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (March 1 -4), National Chimney Sweep Guild (March 13-18), National Air Duct Cleaners Association (March 20-22), and Community Association Institute (May 4-6).
- Hopefully breaking all of the records we broke in 2016!
If you have any questions about any of the above information please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Happy (and safe) Holidays!