Why should I join NCSG? The NCSG provides a combination of services to assist in the growth and success of your company. Benefits include technical support, discounts on products through Supplier companies (Sweeps Advantage Coupon Program), sources for networking with your peers and substantial discounts on educational opportunities provided by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Without your continued support as a member of the Guild, the NCSG would not have the resources available to continue in their efforts of providing the services and support to promote the trade.
Are member benefits available to all employees of the company? Yes, when you join NCSG, your company becomes a member of the Guild and benefits extend to all employees.
Do I have to sign the Code of Ethics every year? When you first join NCSG you are required acknowledge and agree to the NCSG Code of Ethics. When you renew your membership without lapse, you do not need to sign the acknowledgement again unless there is a change to the Code of Ethics.
My company only inspects chimneys, we don’t sweep. What membership category applies? Your company would be a Voting member company.
I own a home inspection company and want to get in on these benefits! What membership category applies? You would be considered an Affiliate Member. This is a non-voting category for companies outside the industry.
Who is entitled to vote in Guild elections? Designated representatiaves from Voting (chimney service) and a Dual (chimney service/supplier company) member companies each have one (1) vote in NCSG elections.
Is membership on a calendar year (January – December)? No, Guild membership year runs September 27- September 26 of the next year. If you join any month other than September you will pay for a full year's membership your first year and you will be prorated your second year.
Is there a payment plan for membership dues? Yes, there is a quarterly payment plan available. If paid on a quarterly basis, arrangements must be made to pay by credit card. There is a fee of $15 each time the quarterly payment is processed (Total of $60 in addition to yearly dues).
How do I qualify for Senior membership and what is the advantage of remaining a member after retiring? A retired sweep company owner must have ten (10) years of continuous membership to qualify. As a senior member, you will be a non-voting member but will receive all the benefits of a regular membership.