The NCSG manages three industry-leading chimney professional credentials: Certified Chimney Professional (CCP), Certified Chimney Reliner (CCR), and Certified Chimney Journeyman (CCJ).

These knowledge-based exams were developed directly with NCSG member businesses and the input of nearly 600 chimney professionals. Learn more about the NCSG's accredited certifications and get started on your journey to Journeyman.


The NCSG has compiled resources to help candidates understand the program and prepare for the certification exams.

Get started by downloading the NCSG Candidate Handbook to learn about every detail of the program. Then, find the appropriate Study Guides to get a sense of how the exam is organized and where to find resources to prepare.


Ready to attempt the exam and earn your credential? Complete an application or schedule an in-person or online proctored exam.

Ready to renew? Certification holders can maintain their credentials every three years by continuing their education. Renew your certification by submitting CEUs and completing the appropriate steps here.