Certified Chimney Programs

NCSG maintains the premier education and certification programs in the chimney and venting industry. Currently being accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), NCSG certification holders represent the highest standard of chimney professionals.

Certified Chimney Professional Pledge

"I pledge: To learn and practice the chimney techniques and information that are contained in the NCSG Certified Chimney Professional Manual & the NFPA 211; to establish and operate my business with integrity, treating my customers with honesty and fairness; to do what is right for my customers at all times and avoid deceptive practices and statements; to carry general liability insurance; to educate my customers in safety regarding chimneys and vents; to continue my education, experience, knowledge and skill in the chimney sweeping, repair and safety industries."


Become a Certified Chimney Professional or Reliner Today!


Level: Early Career
Content: Foundational Knowledge of the Chimney Trade
Accreditation: ANSI —  Anticipated 2022

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Level: Early Career
Content: Comprehensive Chimney Relining — Only Certification in U.S.
Accreditation: ANSI —  Anticipated 2022

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Level: Advanced Career
Content: Advanced Technical Knowledge for Team Leaders in the Field
Accreditation: ANSI —  Anticipated 2022

Level: Master Tradesman
Content: The Highest Designation Among Chimney Professionals
Accreditation: None

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Why is ANSI Accreditation Important?

ANSI accreditation involves a review of the submitted material and a site visit to ensure that compliance with the requirements. Due to a high degree of integrity and confidence that is associated with ANSI accreditation process, ANSI accreditation is generally recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.

In short, becoming ANSI accredited means that the Certified Chimney Professional, Certified Chimney Journeyman and Certified Chimney Reliner certifications meet the highest standards in the industry. This provides an added level of confidence in the certification and the people who hold the certification and protects the integrity of the NCSG. In today’s transparent environment, NCSG is committed to fair and impartial management of all certification programs.