Program Overview

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About NCSG

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit trade association that promotes the success of chimney and venting businesses. Together, our member businesses celebrate the legacy of the US chimney and hearth trade and advance the interests of our industry.

Our Mission

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a community of professionals that promotes safety, education, business development, and advocacy for the chimney and venting industry.

Statement of Impartiality & Fairness

NCSG’s leadership and management, including its Certification Committee, endorse the principles of impartiality and fairness and commit to:

  1. Implement its policies and procedures impartially and fairly;
  2. Not restrict certification based on undue financial or other limiting conditions;
  3. Not allow commercial, financial, or other pressures to compromise impartiality in certification activities.
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Why Chimney Professional Certifications?

The purpose of Chimney Professional Certifications is simple: create a certification program for Guild members to demonstrate the qualifications of their peers and employees. By earning and maintaining the Certified Chimney Professional (CCP), Certified Chimney Reliner (CCR) and Certified Chimney Journeyman (CCJ), sweeps certify to their employers, customers and industry that they meet the highest possible standard as a chimney professional.

What makes NCSG exams and content outlines unique is that they were developed transparently with the industry. The Guild collected input of nearly 600 practiced chimney professionals and countless hours of hard work by volunteer members. Chimney Professionals was developed, owned and operated by you — National Chimney Sweep Guild members.

The NCSG Certification Committee does not require, provide, approve, accredit, recommend, or endorse any specific educational programs, courses, study guides, review materials, or other examination preparation products.