State of Michigan Mechanical License
This is the only credential that the State of Michigan recognizes in our field. Notably, very few chimney contractors hold this license in our field of service. We pursue other credentials for the sake of being on the cutting of our industry.
CSIA administers the only nationally-recognized certification program for the chimney and venting service industry as a standard measurement of technical expertise. CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® credentials have been established as the hallmark of excellence among chimney and venting service professionals. Professionals who have earned and maintain the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credentials have demonstrated their commitment to fire and chimney safety.
One of the best ways to find competent professionals is to check their credentials. The National Fireplace Institute®, an independent, non-profit certification agency, conducts nationwide testing of hearth systems planners and technicians. Only those who pass a rigorous examination covering important topics like safety and placement, venting requirements, and installation guidelines receive NFI Professional Certification.