All About Our Professional Certifications

Whenever you must hire someone to work in your home, you want to be sure that they can do the job properly, as well as having a trustworthy reputation. Of course, you can always get references from your friends, family, and neighbors, but if you just moved to the area, you may not know exactly who to ask for recommendations. One way to ensure that you are hiring a qualified professional is to look for his industry certifications and association memberships. Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists understands the importance of these qualifications, which is why we are proud to have a staff of chimney professionals who are certified by industry leaders, such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). We also are active members of professional organizations like the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG). We would like to tell you more about the CSIA and the NFI to help you understand why their certifications are so important.


The seal of a certified chimney sweep


Founded in 1983, the CSIA has been working to advance public awareness about chimney fires and other hazards which are linked to the maintenance and performance of chimney and venting systems. To achieve this mission, they provide certification opportunities for professional chimney sweeps and dryer vent technicians. At the time of the certification exams, chimney professionals must sign a code of ethics. In this code, they pledge to stay current in their knowledge of chimney and fireplace systems as well as to conduct themselves professionally on the job. You can always trust a CSIA-certified chimney technician to treat you honestly and fairly.


In 2001, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF) started the NFI as their national certification agency. With the help of professional installers, technical experts, and hearth business owners, the HPBEF wrote comprehensive certification exams that were based on what industry professionals should know. The NFI offers certifications in four hearth product categories: NFI Gas Specialist, NFI Woodburning Specialist, NFI Pellet Specialist, and NFI Hearth Design Specialist. These certifications allow customers to feel confident in the abilities of fireplace installers they hire. This is just one of the many reasons why the professionals at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists holds certifications from this organization.

When you need help with your chimney and fireplace system, you can trust the certified professionals at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists. Contact us today for any of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs.

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