Chimney Safety Institute of America

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Chimney Safety Institute of America
Chimney Safety Institute of America logo.png
Abbreviation CSIA
Formation 1983
Type 501 (c) (3)
Headquarters Plainfield, IN
Coordinates N39° 40.9197', W086° 21.0489'
Region served
United States of America

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a United States non-profit educational institute that educates American homeowners, home inspectors, chimney sweeps, firefighters and related professionals about the prevention of chimney fires and carbon monoxide intrusion. The organization builds awareness of the need for annual chimney inspections and service by a qualified chimney professional. CSIA was created in 1983 as the educational arm of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Every chimney sweep in the U.S. and Canada is eligible to participate. The president of the 2015-16 board of directors at CSIA is Mark A. Stoner, who is a certified chimney sweep through CSIA.

As a measurement of technical expertise, the CSIA certifies chimney and venting professionals.

The national board of director officers of CSIA are Stoner, Vice President Chuck Hall, Treasurer Chuck Roydhouse, and Secretary Hope Stevenson. They were elected Feb. 18, 2015.[1]


CSIA was formed in 1983 and took control of what was then the certification program of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.

In 2000, CSIA’s C-DET credential was launched during the National Chimney Sweep Guild convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In 2002, CSIA opened the CSIA Technology Center in Plainfield, Indiana an Indianapolis suburb in order to host hands-on training opportunities for chimney sweeps and related professionals.

In 2014, CSIA took one of the boldest steps in the history of the Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (or C-DET [2]) credential by partnering with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. The CSIA board on May 23, 2014 approved a first-ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both associations. NADCA has more than 1,000 member companies with over 1,700 Air Systems Cleaning Specialists, a certification specifically for HVAC system Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration that includes any ventilation/exhaust ducts, except kitchen exhaust.


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