Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps International is a professional training and testing site designed to educate the chimney professional to become better chimney technicians for tomorrow. The training includes a combination of videos and sample tests. The videos are designed to educate chimney technicians and our video library will continue to grow. The testing is designed to educate and test. Typically, the first part of testing allows our students to review the questions with the answers provided. This allows the students to read the questions and study the test. When the student feels confident that they understand the subject matter, they are tested again with the answers in random order. This fast paced learning process educates our students quickly and they become more intimately familiar with the subject matter. Similar to martial arts, our testing is color coded. The series of testing involved is the following:
Student Start At Apprentice
White Belt

General knowledge of chimney tools, components of chimney and terminology.

Yellow Belt

More detailed knowledge of the International Residential Codes regarding chimney codes.

Orange Belt

Detailed requirements for NFPA Level 1, 2, & 3 chimney inspections

Green Belt

Engineering characteristics of chimneys regarding draft, creosote build up, common problems and solutions for repairs.

But What Does It Cost?
The cost for training exams, videos and your first test for each level is free of charge. Upper level exams may require video monitoring to insure honesty. Retraining exams and retesting may have fees involved.
Student Is Advanced To Journeyman
Blue Belt

Student masters and memorizes building code requirements. Our testing strengthens memorization skills and thus our students know the building codes instead of looking up the building codes.​

Purple Belt​

Quick diagnosis – You are provided a photo and the student will quickly identify the building code defect. Sometimes there are multiple defects. This trains our technicians to see and understand problems in the field.​

Red Belt

Proper repairs for common problems including chimney relining.

Green Belt

What are the most complex problems encountered in the field? The ones that make you shake your head and wonder…why? The answers are here. This exam also includes questions from all other levels.

Student Eligible To Take Master Exam
Black Belt : Pass this exam and you will be recognized by Chimney Sweeps International as a Master in the chimney profession.
Chimney Sweeps was last modified: December 7th, 2020 by Tejendrasinh Dewal