LEVEL 1 - APPRENTICE
General knowledge of chimney tools, components of chimney and terminology.
More detailed knowledge of the International Residential Codes regarding chimney codes.
Detailed requirements for NFPA Level 1, 2, & 3 chimney inspections.
Engineering characteristics of chimneys regarding draft, creosote build up, common problems and solutions for repairs.
LEVEL 2 - JOURNEYMAN
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.
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.
Proper repairs for common problems including chimney relining.
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
Pass this exam and you will be recognized by Chimney Sweeps International as a Master in the chimney profession.