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Fireplace Solutions The Chimney Sweeper maintains certifications and memberships with the industry’s leading agencies and associations. Our technicians undergo extensive training and continuous education courses to keep them abreast of any local codes and fire safety information, as well as any chimney industry techniques and technology -- and many years of professional experience required to become a Senior Technician. Our goal is to continuously build upon our knowledge and expertise so that we can better protect and serve our neighbors throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

National Fireplace Institute (NFI)

NFI Certified Gas Specialist & Hearth Design Specialist


The National Fireplace Institute® is the professional certification division of the Heart, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organizations for the Hearth industry. NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems.

Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)

CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep & Dryer Exhaust Technician


The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney and industry related professionals. This certification is earned by demonstrating an extensive working knowledge of chimney sweeping practices. All of our technicians must pass a 100-question test, administered by a CSIA-approved proctor or given after attending a CSIA Certification Review.

Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service (F.I.R.E.)

FI.R.E. Certified Inspector


The F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector is the first and only inspection certification within the hearth industry. This professional education provides detailed instruction on the inspection and investigation of fireplaces, chimneys, vented appliances, and vent free products. This includes applicable building codes, manufacturer’s specifications, product identification, listing requirements, case study, historical performance, product design and application, inspection methodology, report writing, and fire technology.

Certified Chimney Professionals®

Certified Chimney Professional® & Certified Chimney Reliner®


The designation of Certified Chimney Professional® and/or the Certified Chimney Reliner® requires a knowledge of the field of study which can be achieved by experience, a study of the Manual for each course and a study of the NFPA 211, 2013 edition. The veteran chimney professional can also earn the Certified Master Chimney Technician™ designation by having a minimum of 8 years full time experience and a minimum of 6 years of certification and by completing the application process.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Professional members


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy.

Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association (HPBA)

Professional member


Members of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and its regional Affiliates are the leading companies that produce, sell, or service appliances and accessories in the hearth and barbecue industries in North America.

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Professional Member


The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. NCSG participates in the Great American Woodstove Changeout and is a member of the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps (ESCHFOE), the Chimney Sweeps Association of Ireland (CSAI) and the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA). NCSG also actively participates in NFPA 211, NFPA 54, NFPA 31 and ICC committees.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Professional Member


AIA is a vibrant community of architecture and industry professionals that advocates for the value of architecture and drives positive change through the power of design. The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards: Antitrust compliance; Attribution of credit; Bylaws; Code of ethics; Terms and conditions; Using the AIA designation.

National Center For Safety Initiatives (NCSI)

Professional Member


The National Center for Safety Initiatives leads the youth sports safety movement and advocates for the youth of today, advancing safety policy through influence and education while supporting youth-centered organizations and safeguarding communities with in-depth background checks and comprehensive safety services.

Green Business Bureau

Certified Member


Green Business Bureau is led by a group of passionate sustainable industry innovators with decades of experience building valuable sustainability, technology and business services companies. Green Business Bureau’s globally recognized and unique self-paced certification process credits member businesses for green efforts already completed, while empowering further improvement through step-by-step guides for implementing green best practices.

Community Associations Institute - Greater Los Angeles Chapter (CAI-GLAC)

Professional Member


Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(6) association created in 1973 to educate and represent America’s 350,000 residential condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations and related professionals and service providers. CAI is the largest resource of education and information available to those who govern or provide services to community associations.

Apartment Association Of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA)

Professional Member


The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles promotes the highest levels of professionalism within the rental housing industry. They do this by offering a wide array of educational seminars and member events throughout each year, by providing expert operational advice available daily, and by supplying and maintaining virtually every conceivable agreement form and notice rental housing providers require to successfully own and manage rental properties.

Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc. (AOA)

Professional Member


For over 30 years the Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc. (AOA) has provided California apartment owners with low cost, full service land-lording resources. The AOA refers contractors and vendors who are dedicated to servicing the rental housing industry.

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