Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

A couple of weeks ago while at the NCSG national convention I stumbled upon the Facebook page for the local chimney sweep company on the right, which –as you’ll surely notice– happened to be utilizing our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep logo as its cover image and our CSIA Master Sweep logo as its profile image. Knowing that the only CSIA … More Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

2016 Chimney Safety Week: Know When to Call for Backup

If you’ve been following along over the last couple of days, you’ve heard us talk about how to choose the right firewood and how to troubleshoot a poorly drafting chimney — things you, as a homeowner, can (and should) do on your own to ensure your system is working properly. Today, we’re going to switch gears a little … More 2016 Chimney Safety Week: Know When to Call for Backup

CSIA Code of Ethics

It takes more than just knowledge and skill to earn the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential. It also takes a commitment to treating people the right way. All CSIA Certified professionals are held to the highest of ethical standards and before receiving their badge each candidate must agree to and sign the following: CSIA Code of Ethics I fully … More CSIA Code of Ethics

Certification: as Clear as Mud

Certification is a tricky thing, particularly in an unlicensed (or mostly unlicensed) industry like ours as almost anyone can craft a list of job-related questions, package and sell them as an “exam” and then “certify” those who pass, maybe even providing a fancy certificate and ID badge as added value. It’s actually not a very complicated process, but it does make things … More Certification: as Clear as Mud

April NCSTS Produces 18 New Certified Chimney Sweeps

Please help us in congratulating the following people who successfully completed last week’s National Chimney Sweep Training School — here’s to our newest CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps!! Todd Collins – Salisbury, MD Anthony Ferrari – Willow Street, PA Corwyn Gehring – New Richland, MN Daniel Gross – Littleton, CO Todd Hall – Forney, TX James … More April NCSTS Produces 18 New Certified Chimney Sweeps

CSIA Provides Expert Instruction at NCCSA Winter Meeting

Waynesville, NC – For many companies and organizations, being able to offer their entire staff or membership the opportunity to learn directly from CSIA’s expert instructors is typically seen as outside the realm of possibility. As the owner of Clean Sweep the Fireplace Shop in rural Waynesville, North Carolina, and the current Vice President of … More CSIA Provides Expert Instruction at NCCSA Winter Meeting