The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® credential is acknowledged by industry organizations, insurance underwriters, local, state and federal agencies as the measure of a chimney sweep's knowledge about the evaluation and maintenance of chimney and venting systems.
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.
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) provides professional services and industry support in government affairs, education, statistics, marketing, public relations, and consumer education. The association, sponsors of the HPBExpo, brings the entire industry together once a year to learn, network, and do business with each other. All profits from the HPBExpo are reinvested in the industry through HPBA member services.