The Chimney Professional: What Certifications are out there?

By
Home Inspector with Ryan and Son Chimneys Contractors LLC

I have seen the phrase "certified chimney professional" mentioned on this site and want to give clarity to the subject.

 

Currently, the chimney industry has 3 phases of certifications:

The Chimney Sweep  www.csia.org or Chimney Sweep Technician www.gotofire.com

The Chimney Inspector www.gotofire.com

The Installer (hearth Appliances) www.nficertified.org

All of these require a certain level of committment to the area in which one is being certified.  The best way to have a full understanding of a chimney to obtain more than one certification. 

Always verify someone credentials, it takes just a few seconds on the internet. 

Posted by

Bill Ryan

Ryan and Son Chimneys Contractors

(973) 398-3978

Fireplace Investigation Research and Education Certified Fireplace and Chimney Inspector # FP-089

International Association of Fireplace and Inspectors Certified Professional Chimney Inspector # CPI-002

National Fireplace Institute Certifed Specialist in Wood and Gas

Residential and Commercial Structures ICC/NJ Certified Building Inspector (license pending)

 

Comments (1)

Lori Liveston
Virtual Homes, Real Estate - Waltham, MA

William - Thanks for clarifying!

Jun 06, 2010 01:49 PM