Our Guild

Founded in 1977, the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association that promotes the success of chimney and venting businesses. Our member businesses and chimney professionals benefit from industry-leading education, events and advocacy initiatives.


NCSG brings the sweeping community together at two annual conferences, the NCSG Convention and Annual Meetings held each spring and the Chimney Expo each August. Members also benefit from industry-leading education and Hands-On Training (HOT) events held around the country.

Education and Certifications

NCSG maintains the premier education and certification programs in the chimney and venting industry. By creating the industry's (soon to be) only accredited certifications, our members represent the highest standard of skill and safety. Become a Certified Chimney Professional today. 


NCSG is the leading advocate for the chimney and venting industry. Through close monitoring of state and federal policy, to active involvement with code and standards, the Guild is protecting member interests long term.