Testing

LEVEL 1 - 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.

LEVEL 2 - 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.

BROWN 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.

LEVEL 3 - MASTER

BLACK BELT

Pass this exam and you will be recognized by Chimney Sweeps International as a Master in the chimney profession.

Testing was last modified: December 3rd, 2020 by