Maintain Your CCS Certification


Upon earning the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® credential, your certification is valid for one year from your exam date.  You will need to pay an annual certification fee by your anniversary date. You will receive several notifications by mail, email, or phone call prior to your due date.

The CSIA CCS cycle:

First anniversary: annual certification fee. 
Second anniversary: annual certification fee.
Third anniversary: no annual certification fee. Recertification is required. 

Download the Annual Certification Fee Form, print it, and fax it to us at 317-837-5365,  e-mail CSIA a copy, or call us at 317-837-5362 to pay over the phone.

What happens if I don’t pay the annual certification fee?

Please be aware that if your annual certification fee is not paid prior to the first anniversary or second anniversary of your certification, all rights and privileges of the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® credential will be revoked. Upon revocation, the following terms will apply if reinstatement of the credential is desired:

  • Within 90 days from the date of expiration, if you submit payment in full for the annual certification fee, your credential will be reinstated and you will be considered in good standing as a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, maintaining your original annual expiration date.
  • If more than 90 days transpires beyond your expiration date, you will be required to test again and pay the current testing fee as well as the annual certification fee. Doing so will also effectively change your annual certification expiration date.

What do I get for my annual certification fee? 
A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® enjoys: national marketing on your behalf (and tools are provided to help you market more effectively locally); aggressive protection of the certification trademark (lawsuits, proactive publisher/editor notifications, quick and aggressive responses toward habitual violators, etc); certification program enhancements (more accessible and more affordable educational opportunities for all certified sweeps, online access to CEU status and information and recognition for completed education). Each year you renew you will receive a new badge.


Learn how to earn your CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep & CSIA Certified Dryer Credentials

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